Astronomy Whiz!

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The Universe is very interesting. there are so many stars and galxies to learn about. And the Universe is so massively large, so there are things out there that blow the scientists minds!

Take this quiz to find out how much of an Astronomy Whiz you are! Maybe you will be very good or maybe youll need to retry the quiz a few times! Either way have fun!

Created by: Kirsteen111
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1. The Milky Way, (The galaxy that holds our solar system) is full of billions of stars. Approximately, how many billions of stars are in it?
200- 400 billlion stars
2- 4 billion stars
100 billion stars
2. In space we use light years to measure distance. Of coarse thats how far light goes in one year. Light goes very very fast! It goes 186,000 miles per second or 300,000 kilometers per second! How many lightyears is the Milky Way long?
10 light years
100,000 lightyears
10,000 light years
3. When a star runs out of nuculear fuel and collapses under the pressure of its own gravity, what is this called?
A super nova
A collapsing star
A nuculear explosion
4. What is a black whole?
It is only theorized
They have been seen by scientists.
5. Our galaxy makes up 55% of our universe. True or False
6. Our Sun has the energy equivalent to a nuculear bomb. But how many nuculear bombs does the Sun have an equivalent to per second?
The Sun has an equivalent of 1 nuculear bomb going off every second
The Sun has an equivalent of 5 nuculear bombs going off every second
The Sun has an equivalent of 12 nuculear bombs going off every second
7. How many galaxies are there in the known universe?
10 billion
Scientists dont know because they keep discovering more
20 billion
8. Betelguese (pronounced beatle juice) is a what?
A supernova
A black whole
A planet
A very large star
9. If you compare these three, which is largest? The Sun, Betelguese, Canis Majoris.
Canis Majoris
10. A red supergiant star is how many times bigger than our star the Sun?
200- 800 times the radius of our Sun
20- 40 times the radius of our Sun
11. If the earth was a few thousand miles (a few thousand kilometers) closer to the Sun, what would happen?
The earth would be very cold
The earth would burn up
The earth would be the same
12. The Sun is ____ million miles away from the Sun.
93 million
10 million
1 million
13. This doesnt count but for those of you who dont know miles and are getting ready to complain on the comments page, in my defense i will say that miles and kilometers are pretty close to the same amount of distance. So, if you must just under estimate a bit compared to the miles. Because miles are little bit longer than kilometers.
I'm stil going to complain
wat ever

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