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

  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?
  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?
  3. When a star runs out of nuculear fuel and collapses under the pressure of its own gravity, what is this called?
  4. What is a black whole?
  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?
  7. How many galaxies are there in the known universe?
  8. Betelguese (pronounced beatle juice) is a what?
  9. If you compare these three, which is largest? The Sun, Betelguese, Canis Majoris.
  10. A red supergiant star is how many times bigger than our star the Sun?
  11. If the earth was a few thousand miles (a few thousand kilometers) closer to the Sun, what would happen?
  12. The Sun is ____ million miles away from the Sun.
  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.

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