Pluto
Humans in Space
Our place in space
Constellations
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 were the first to  land on Mars.

False: no humans have stepped foot on mars yet.

100

What galaxy to we reside in?

The milky way

100

Name the constellation that is a lion.

Leo

100

Earth is the what number planet from the sun?

3rd

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. 

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

200

What is the name of the large galaxy that is moving toward us?

Andromeda

200

What star can you use to find north?

Polaris, or the "north star"

200

How many moons does Jupiter have, that we know of?

79

300

True or False: In roman mythology, Pluto is the god of the underworld

True: 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

This great hunter in the sky contains the stars Betelgeuse, Bellatrix and Rigel.

Orion

300

Where is the largest volcano in the solar system? (That we know of)

On Mars. Called Olympus Mons

400

What is different about Pluto's orbit compared to the first eight planets?

It is tilted in relation to the ecliptic.

400

There are six people of three nationalities in space right now. What space vehicle are they in?

The International Space Station.

400

How many miles are we (the earth) from the sun?

93,020,000

400

What "fuzzy" object can be found beneath Orion's belt?  










Hint: These places are the birthplace of stars

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

DAILY DOUBLE

Pluto is considered a "dwarf planet". Name at least one other dwarf planet.













Eris, Makemake, Haumea, Ceres

500

How many people have stepped foot on the moon?  (Closest answer gets the points) (Use the Chat)

12

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 constellations can be found in this line as well.

The ecliptic.

500

This name is the length of time it takes the moon to circle the earth, measuered from one perigee.










Hint: A Perigee is when the moon is at the closest point in its orbit to the earth

Anomalistic

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