Plunto
Humans and the products of humanity outside the bounds of earth
Our place in space
Constellation consternation
Wild Card
100
True or False: you can see Pluto in the night sky without a telescope or binoculars, so long as it is dark enough.
False: that thing is too far away to see without a telescope.
100
True or False: American astronauts landed on mars in 1999.
False: no humans have stepped foot on mars yet.
100
What galaxy to we reside in?
The milky way
100
This great hunter in the sky contains the stars Betelgeuse, Bellatrix and Rigel.
Orion
100
Sing the opening lines to the national anthem. I'll only award points for stellar performances.
Wow, that was moving.
200
Name the belt of icy objects that Pluto can be found in.
The Kuiper Belt, found in 1992, named after Dutch-American astronomer Gerard Kuiper.
200
Name one of the two astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission to step foot on the moon. Hint: B. A. or N. A.
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC.
200
Which planet is closest to the sun?
Mercurus
200
What star can you use to find north?
Polaris, or the "north star"
200
Which is your favorite Tellitubie?
Mine is Tinky Winky.
300
True or False: In roman mythology, Pluto is the god of the undergarment.
False: He is the Roman god of the underworld. Similar the the Greek god, Hades.
300
Sputnik was the first artificial space satellite put into orbit by humans. What country was responsible for it's launch in 1957?
USSR (Russia)
300
What is the most massive planet in our solar system?
Jupiter, it's HUGE. 1.898 E 27 kg (317.8 Earth mass)
300
Name four zodiac constellations
Yes, yes, yes, yes. Nice work.
300
Read this card in an Australian accent.
You're a regular Crocodile Dundee. Do you even know who that is? I feel like an old man.
400
What is different about Pluto's orbit compared to the first eight planets?
It is tilted at a greater angle and it sometimes overlaps with Neptune.
400
There are six people of three nationalities in space right now. What space vehicle are they in?
The International Space Station.
400
How far away from the sun are we right now, in Astronomical Units.
Thank the celestial gods you got that one right.
400
What "fuzzy" object can be found beneath Orion's belt?
A nebula
400
Do your best impression of a cow. NOTE: a cow does not stand on two legs.
Was that worth the 400 points? I certainly hope so.
500
Do you think Pluto have the same "Planet status" as Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, & Neptune?
I respect your opinion.
500
If you were invited to colonize mars would you go? The mission leaves next Tuesday, and you can never return to earth. Give two good reasons to support your response.
Ah, I see. Those are good reasons.
500
True or False: the Voyager Space probe, launched by NASA in 1977, is now beyond the boundaries of our solar system.
TRUE! And amazing!
500
What is the name for the path that the sun takes across the sky? The moon, planets, and zodiac constellations can be found in this line as well.
The ecliptic.
500
Eat this packet of Del Scorcho Hot Sauce (TM)
Muy picante, eh?
Click to zoom