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All About The Stars

written by: p4rtych1ck12
 
A quiz on stars, the massive bodies of plasma which light up the night sky.

Question 1:


There are 12 astronomical constellations.
False
True

Question 2:


This star, located in the constellation Canis Major, is the brightest star in the nighttime sky.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 3:


This term refers to a celestial body that resembles a star but does not emit light, because it is too small to ignite internal nuclear fusion.
White Dwarf
Brown Dwarf
Neutron Star
Protostar

Question 4:


This astronomical term refers to the outermost layer of the sun, which is a low density cloud of plasma, with higher transparency than the inner layers.
Chromosphere
Solar Wind
Corona
Photosphere

Question 5:


This chemical element is the final element produced by stellar nucleosynthesis and the heaviest element which does not require a supernova for its formation.
Lead
Oxygen
Carbon
Iron

Question 6:

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This gaseous diffuse nebula in the constellation Taurus, also known as Messier Object 1, is a supernova remnant.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 7:


This star, the second brightest star in the constellation Orion, is a red supergiant.
Sirius
Spica
Betelgeuse
Pollux

Question 8:


This constellation in the Northern Hemisphere was named after a Greek mythological figure, whose name is translated as "ruler over men".
Andromeda
Hercules
Cassiopeia
Centaurus

Question 9:

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Pollux is the brightest star of which constellation?
Cygnus
Cepheus
Gemini
Orion


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Question 10:

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What barred spiral galaxy contains our solar system?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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