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1
Which US President’s name can be found on the Apollo 11 moon plaque?  
Richard Nixon
 
2
Which is the second planet from the sun?  
Venus
 
3
Phobos and Diemos are the moons of which planet in our solar system?  
Mars
 
4
Martian relates to which planet in our solar system?  
Mars
 
5
Titania, Miranda and Bianca are all moons of which planet in our solar system?  
Uranus
 
6
Phobos and Deimos are moons of which planet in our solar system?  
Mars
 
7
In space, the ‘Big Bang Machine’ is another name for what?  
The Large Hadron Collider
 
8
Which US astronaut became the first man to hit a golf ball on the moon?  
Alan Shepard
 
9
What is the fifth planet from the sun?  
Jupiter
 
10
In astronomy, ‘The Big Dipper’ is another name for which constellation?  
The Plough
 
11
In August 2011 NASA announced that photographic evidence had been captured of possible liquid water of which planet in our solar system?  
Mars
 
12
How many planets are in our solar system have rings?  
Four
 
13
Which planet lies between Jupiter and Uranus?  
Saturn
 
14
What is the name of the tool used by astronauts that combines pliers and wrench?  
Plench
 
15
Which is the fastest rotating planet in our solar system?  
Jupiter
 
16
Which planet lies between Saturn and Neptune?  
Uranus
 
17
How may moons does the planet Mars have?  
2
 
18
Which Polish-born astronomer proposed that the planets orbit the sun, and was later proved right?  
Copernicus
 
19
How many stars make up Orion’s Belt?  
Three
 
20
People born on 29th February have which Zodiac sign?  
Pisces
 
21
Which Apollo spacecraft landed on the Moon in February 1971?  
Apollo 14
 
22
Olympus Mons is the highest mountain on which planet in our solar system?  
Mars
 
23
Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are all moons of which planet in our solar system?  
Jupiter
 
24
Which is the only planet in our solar system to rotate clockwise?  
Venus
 
25
The Caloris Basin, a large impact crater, is on which planet in our solar system?  
Mercury
 
26
How many planets make up our solar system?  
Eight – Pluto is no longer a planet
 
27
How many planets are there in our solar system?  
Eight
 
28
In 1610, who became the first person to observe Saturn’s rings through a telescope?  
Galileo Galilei
 
29
What is the name of the galaxy that contains the Earth?  
Milky Way
 
30
Which planet in our solar system is known as Earth’s sister planet?  
Venus
 
31
The Asteroid Belt lies between the orbits of which two planets in our solar system?  
Mars and Jupiter
 
32
Which British title was first held by John Flamsteed in 1675?  
Astronomer Royal
 
33
Mercury Seven, also referred to as the Original Seven, were a group of what?  
Astronauts
 
34
Which is the largest planet in our solar system?  
Jupiter
 
35
The Luna 17 spacecraft was launched by which country in November 1970?  
Russia (Soviet Union)
 
36
Selenology is the scientific study of which celestial body?  
The moon
 
37
Which planet in our solar system is known as ‘The Blue Planet’?  
Earth
 
38
Which planet in our solar system lies between Earth and Mercury?  
Venus
 
39
Selene (Selenological Engineering Explorer) was the second lunar orbital spacecraft launched by which country, in September 2007?  
Japan
 
40
Which four letter word beginning with N is a star showing a sudden large increase in brightness, then gradually returning to its original state over a period of weeks to years?  
Nova
 
41
Which planet in our solar system has a year which lasts around 84 Earth years?  
Uranus
 
42
The full moon seen closest to the time of the Autumn Equinox is commonly known as what?  
Harvest Moon
 
43
Jovian relates to which planet in our solar system?  
Jupiter
 
44
What are the two inferior planets in our solar system?  
Mercury and Venus
 
45
Which planet in our solar system takes the shortest time to orbit the sun?  
Mercury
 
46
Terra is the Latin name for which planet in our solar system?  
Earth
 
47
Which planet in our solar system is known is ‘The Morning Star’ when it appears in the eastern sky before sunrise?  
Venus
 
48
In March 1977, the rings of which planet in our solar system were discovered?  
Uranus
 
49
In our solar system, which is the sixth planet from the sun?  
Saturn
 
50
The North Star is also known by what other name?  
Pole Star/Polaris
 

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