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Facts About the Solar System I

written by: gleepdiddly
 
This is the first installment in a series of quizzes focusing on the solar system.

Question 1:


What was the star at the center of the Solar System called by the Romans?
Sol
Aredid
Sun
Helios

Question 2:


Which of these is the surface temperature of the Sun?
2350 Degrees Fahrenheit
7450 Degrees Fahrenheit
11450 Degrees Fahrenheit
9950 Degrees Fahrenheit

Question 3:


Which of these parts of the Sun is the warmest?
Chromosphere
Corona
Photosphere
Prominences

Question 4:


The Sun has how many times the diameter of the Earth?
150
100
135
110

Question 5:


On average, how long is the sunspot cycle?
14.8 years
11.1 years
10.4 years
14.8 years

Question 6:


Which German astronomer discovered the sunspot cycle?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


Which of the listed NASA probes made the closest approach to the Sun?
Helios 2
Mariner 10
None of these
SOHO

Question 8:


The Sun orbits a center of mass.
False
True

Question 9:


How many Earth masses is the Sun?
395,000 Earth masses
310,000 Earth masses
330,000 Earth masses
275,000 Earth masses

Question 10:


If it were observed from Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to the Sun, which constellation would the Sun appear to be in?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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