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If You Get 10/12 On This Quiz, You Should Definitely Be An Astronaut

The quiz you've been preparing for since Space Camp.

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  1. 1. Which direction does the Earth turn?

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    From West to East.
    From East to West
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Earth turns from West to East!

    If you take the North Pole as a reference point, the Earth turns counter clockwise, that is, from right to left.

    The Earth turns from West to East!
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  2. 2. How does a black hole start to form?

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    When a yellow dwarf star dies
    When a white hole opens up in a mirror universe.
    When a giant star goes supernova.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A black hole occurs when a Red Giant doesn't collapses.

    When a Red Giant (which is a giant star of low or intermediate mass) dies, the formation process for a black hole begins.

    A black hole occurs when a Red Giant doesn't collapses.
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  3. 3. In what type of an eclipse does the moon go between the Sun and the Earth?

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    A lunar eclipse
    A solar eclipse
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    In a solar eclipse, the moon goes between the Sun and the Earth.

    In a solar eclipse, the moon goes between the Sun and the Earth.
    Via RomoloTavani
  4. 4. What do you call the galaxy we live in?

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    Starbust
    Milky Way
    Andromeda I
    Andromeda II
    Centarus A
    Antennae
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    We live in the Milky Way...

    They call it that because of the faint, milky band of light that crosses the night sky.

    We live in the Milky Way...
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  5. 5. Which is the biggest planet in our solar system?

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    Neptune
    Saturn
    Uranus
    Jupiter
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.

    Its radius is 69,911 km, which makes it 11 times larger than Earth.

    Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.
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  6. 6. Which planets in the Solar Sytem have rings?

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    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
    Uranus and Neptune
    Uranus, Neptune, and Mars
    Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have rings.

    Read more about it here

    Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune have rings.
    Via IngaNielsen
  7. 7. Who was the first person in space?

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    Yuri Gagarin
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    Yuri Gagarin
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    Neil Armstrong
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    Neil Armstrong
    Via NASA
    Buzz Aldrin
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    Buzz Aldrin
    Via Dan Callister
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yuri Gagarin of Russia was the first astronaut to go to space in 1961.

    Yuri Gagarin of Russia was the first astronaut to go to space in 1961.
    Via Keystone
  8. 8. What's the more common name of the "Three Kings" stars?

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    Cassiopeia
    Ophiucus
    Orion's Belt
    Taurus
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The "Three Kings" (also called the "Three Sisters") is Orion's Belt.

    The stars are named: Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka.

    The "Three Kings" (also called the "Three Sisters") is Orion's Belt.
    Via franksvalli
  9. 9. What is an exoplanet?

    Pitris
    A planet that orbits outside our solar system.
    A planet that orbits around another planet.
    A planet that emits heat
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's also known as an extrasolar planet.

    It's a planet that orbits a star other than our own Sun.

    It's also known as an extrasolar planet.
    Via Pitris
  10. 10. What is the distance between the Earth and the Sun?

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    149.6 million kilometers
    207.7 million kilometers
    98.4 million kilometers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Earth is 149.6 million kilometers from the Sun.

    The Earth is 149.6 million kilometers from the Sun.
    Via ikonacolor
  11. 11. What does the moon look like when it is in its last quarter?

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    Via Getty Images
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The last quarter

    The moon can be seen in the sky in the morning. It shows its face from midnight, reaches its peak at 6 in the morning, and falls at noon.

    The last quarter
    Via NexoCieloTierra
  12. 12. What is the Big Bang?

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    A CBS series with Sheldon Cooper.
    The theory that explains the expansion of the universe following an initial explosion.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Big Bang is the most popular theory for the beginning of all of this.

    The Big Bang is the most popular theory for the beginning of all of this.
    Via ClaudioVentrella

If You Get 10/12 On This Quiz, You Should Definitely Be An Astronaut

You'll never be an astronomer :(. Never...

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Your space knowledge is pretty weak. You won't be an astronomer unless you watch a bunch of Cosmos or something along those lines.

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You took this quiz from space, didn't you? You're either Neil deGrasse Tyson himself, or just someone who knows a lot about the universe.

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