Look at the stars, see how they shine for you…

A quiz all about our Solar System, Space and Astronomy.

QUESTIONS

1. Which planet in our Solar System is second closest to the sun?

2. Which is the only planet not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity?

3. What nationality was the astronaut, Helen Sharman?

4. What is the outer layer of the sun called which was also the best selling beer of 2020 in the world?

5. Which planet is named after the Roman god of messages, travellers and communication?

6. ‘Crux Australis’ is more commonly known as what?

7. In what month does the Perseid meteor shower reach its peak?

8. Where is Yutu 2, China’s exploratory robot, currently based and ecploring?

9. Four of our Solar System’s planets have rings, for ONE POINT EACH, can you name them?

10. What is the name of the joint NASA, ESA and CSA space telescope that is set to replace Hubble?

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ANSWERS

1. Which planet in our Solar System is second closest to the sun?
VENUS

2. Which is the only planet not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity?
EARTH

3. What nationality was the astronaut, Helen Sharman?
BRITISH

4. What is the outer layer of the sun called which was also the best selling beer of 2020 in the world?
CORONA

5. Which planet is named after the Roman god of messages, travellers and communication?
MERCURY

6. ‘Crux Australis’ is more commonly known as what?
THE SOUTHERN CROSS

7. In what month does the Perseid meteor shower reach its peak?
AUGUST

8. Where is Yutu 2, China’s exploratory robot, currently based and ecploring?
MOON

9. Four of our Solar System’s planets have rings, for ONE POINT EACH, can you name them?
JUPITER, SATURN, URANUS, NEPTUNE

10. What is the name of the joint NASA, ESA and CSA space telescope that is set to replace Hubble?
JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE