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Welcome to the Millsberry Astronomy Challenge! This trivia quiz will test your knowledge of our skies! If you need any help finding the correct answer, please visit the Millsberry Academy Library, which contains all the books you will need to answer the Astronomy Challenge questions.

Remember, everyone who shows their astronomy expertise by earning a score of 100% on the trivia quiz will be awarded their very own specially colored lab coat, lab goggles, and box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal (generously provided by the event sponsor, Cinnamon Toast Crunch breakfast cereal). Also, those receiving a perfect score (and wearing their new lab coat and goggles, of course) will get exclusive (and secret) access to a space game, which is accessed through Mr. Fort's science lab!

By the way, if you don't get a perfect score on the first try, don't worry. You can take the Millsberry Astronomy Challenge as many times as you need until you get 100%.

All set? Then just click Play to go right to the game!

About Astronomy ChallengeEdit

The astronomy challenge has 31 different questions. As the name says, it is about astronomy. The questions are general knowledge questions. All of the answers to the questions can be found in the Library or at the bottom of the page if you do not know them.

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Astronomy Challenge AnswersEdit

Question Answer
1. What is Mercury's most well-known feature? Caloris Basin
2. What is the point of the planet closest to the sun? Subsolar point
3. What planet is closest to Earth in size? Venus
4. What two moons orbit Mars? Phobos and Deimos
5. Saturn is famous for its _____. Set of over a thousand rings
6. Mercury's core is mostly made up of: Metal
7. A day on _____ is longer than the planet's year. Venus
8. On Mars, which polar cap is larger and colder? Northern
9. What is the cause of tremendous heat on Venus? The thick atmosphere and clouds
10. True or False: Mars has liquid water. False
11. Venus is named after the Roman goddess of _____. Love and Beauty
12. The reddish color of Mars comes from all the _____ in its soil. Iron
13. Jupiter is mostly made up of _____? Hydrogen and Helium
14. True or False: Jupiter has rings. True
15. True or false: Saturn rotates more quickly than Earth. True
16. Scientists think that Europa may have _____? An underground ocean
17. What planet has a density less than water? Saturn
18. Saturn takes _____ Earth years to orbit the sun. 29.5
19. What is Jupiter's most well-known feature? The Great Red Spot
20. The yellow bands on Saturn are formed by _____. Crystallized ammonia
21. Comets contain lots of _____. Ice
22. _____ are often called "minor planets." Asteroids
23. The Great White Spot is a storm that lasts _____. A Month
24. What three planets rotate in the opposite direction of all the other planets? Venus, Uranus, and Pluto
25. The Milky Way is a _____ galaxy. Spiral
26. Comet tails are made mostly of _____. Gas
27. True or False: the Milky Way is the smallest galaxy in the Local Group. False
28. What is the closest planet to the sun? Mercury
29. When an asteroid is burning up in the Earth's atmosphere, it is called a _____. Meteor
30. A comet's tail points _____. Away from the sun
31. Our solar system is located in the Milky Way arm known as the _____ arm. Orion

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