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So You Think You Know the Universe

written by: thaibob
 
Well, put on your thinking caps and give this quiz a whirl. Some of the questions are funny as are the answers.

Question 1:


What percent of the universe is taken up by the sun?
69
79
89
99

Question 2:


There is a planet where it rains glass sideways.
False
True

Question 3:


How long does it take a photon to travel from the core of the sun to the surface?
104,000 years
170,000 years
74,000 years
14,000 years

Question 4:


How long does it take the light from the sun to reach your eyes?
6 minutes
2 minutes
8 minutes
4 minutes

Question 5:


The gas cloud on the constellation Aquila contains enough alcohol to make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
True
False

Question 6:


Is it true that dung beetles can use the Milky Way to navigate?
Yes
No

Question 7:


Is there an exoplanet completely covered in burning ice?
No
Yes

Question 8:


How many new stars are born every day?
about 375 million
about 275 million
about 175 million
about 75 million

Question 9:


The largest mountain in the universe is on Mars and is called Mount Olympus.
False
True

Question 10:


The Milky Way has 4 spiral arms, not 2.
False
True

Question 11:


The center of our galaxy tastes like raspberries and smells like rum.
True
False

Question 12:


According to astronauts, space smells like seared steak, hot metal, and welding fumes.
False
True

Question 13:


A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus.
False
True

Question 14:


If you cry in space, where do the tears go?
They float down.
They float sideways.
They stick to your face.
They float up.

Question 15:


Is there a diamond floating in our galaxy that is bigger than Earth?
Yes
No

Question 16:


How much would a spoonful of matter from a neutron star weigh on earth?
1 million tons
1 billion tons
10,000 tons
100,000 tons

Question 17:


The Voyager 1 spacecraft is the most distant human-made object from Earth.
No
Yes

Question 18:


How much space junk, larger than a marble, is floating around the earth?
100,000
300,000
500,000
700,000

Question 19:


Each year the moon moves 3.8 cm close to the Earth.
False
True

Question 20:


If you could put Saturn in a bathtub, would it float?
No
Yes

 


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