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Hubble Space Telescope has the same size as the ?
A. Airbus A330
Traveling at about 5 miles per second, photos from the bus-sized satellite have provided scientists and astronomers with a glimpse of the Earth and the inner workings of the universe since 1990. The James Webb area Telescope, its successor, will launch in 2021.
This planet has days longer than years, which one?
‘Nebula’ is the latin word, what is mean?
The colorful, cosmic clouds—otherwise known as nebulae—are areas in which stars are being created or have died. Made of interstellar dust and gases, they aren’t visible to the naked eye.
This person is the first to travel into space?
A. Yuri Gagarin
B. Neil Armstrong
C. Buzz Aldrin
Yuri Gagarin, the Soviet pilot and cosmonaut orbited the Earth on the Vostok spacecraft in 1961. The Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow is dedicated to his name.
In the moon footprints are last long, how long is it?
A. 5 minutes
B. 1 year
C. Millions of years
The historic footprints of the 12 astronauts who stepped on the Moon during the last Apollo mission in 1972 are still there, and could last millions of years. That’s because the Moon has no atmosphere, so unlike on Earth, there’s no erosion. To all those lunar criminals good luck covering your tracks.
There is Great Red Spot on Jupiter, what is?
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a gigantic storm. The largest in the solar system and approximately 1.3 times as wide as Earth. However, the spot has been slowly shrinking and is in danger of becoming a mere pimple, with some scientists saying it could disappear forever within the next 20 years.
The ‘Space Oddity’ song is sung by whom?
A. David Bowie
B. Michael Jackson
C. The Beatles
‘Ground Control to Major Tom…’ The 1969 hit became one of Bowie’s signature songs and was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s ‘500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.’ (Fun fact: Commander Chris Hadfield performed the song on the International Space Station in 2013.)
The Apollo 11 crew is risk their live by not have these thing before their mission to the moon, which one?
A. Food Supply
B. Oxygen Supply
C. Life Insurance
Before launching through the atmosphere, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins signed photographs that their families could sell in the event of their death. A friend stamped and posted this alternate ‘insurance’ on the start date of the mission. Stellar thinking, guys.
The tallest peak in the solar system located at?
Two worlds away (literally), the shield volcano Olympus Mons stands 13.5 miles high, which is about two and a half times as tall as Mount Everest’s height above sea level. Though formed billions of years ago, evidence from volcanic lava flows is so recent many scientists believe it could still be active. Martians, beware.
Some planet are named after a Greek or Roman deity, which one is didn’t?
The name ‘Earth’ is an English and German name that means ‘the ground.’ Fitting since it’s the only planet in the solar system known to harbor living things. (Space nerds can check out this interactive solar system to learn more about Earth and other planets.)