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Can You Answer These Basic Astronomy Questions?

Now's not the time to space out.

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    Included Pluto for old times' sake.

  2. Which planet is bigger?

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    Uranus is only slightly bigger than Neptune.

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  4. True or False: Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system.

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    It's just moon because no one knew other moons even existed until Galileo discovered four of Jupiter's in 1610.

  6. Which planet is smaller?

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    One of the reasons they're called sister planets is because they're nearly the same size.

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    On average

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    Also known as 1 AU.

  8. True or False: Mercury is the hottest planet.

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    You'd think it was Mercury since it's closest to the sun, but Venus is actually the hottest.

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  10. Which of these constellations is Cassiopea?

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    Named after the beautiful but vain Queen Cassiopeia in Greek mythology.

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    Also known as the "Dog Star."

  12. Which one of these is a waning gibbous?

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