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Space Trivia Questions and Quizzes

Interesting trivia and quiz questions about the moon, the planets of our solar system, and the universe. The universe is a source of fantastic knowledge and has inspired mankind for ages. With trillions upon trillions of objects in billion galaxies, the universe is continuously expanding and changing. The science and our knowledge of space also continue to improve. Challenge yourself and your friends with this space quiz. Test your knowledge of our solar system, planets, moons and the galaxy.

In which constellation is the hottest place of the universe located?

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The constellation Virgo.
The hottest place of the universe is a cloud of gas around a swarm of galaxies; they are clustered in Virgo constellation. The temperature at this place is believed to reach 300 million degrees Celsius. When the galaxies collide, the cloud of gas is formed. Whereas galaxies collide at a speed of 2500 miles per second.

How many planets are there in the solar system?

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Eight planets.
Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are known as terrestrial planets. The other four including Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, are the giant planets. Two are gas giant planets which include Jupiter and Saturn. The other two are giant ice planets which include Uranus and Neptune. Sorry for the ninth planet named Pluto. It was discovered in 2014, but still, it’s existence is not confirmed.

What is the largest planet in the solar system?

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In terms of volume and surface, Jupiter is considered the largest planet in our solar system. The diameter of Jupiter is eleven times more than the diameter of the Earth. Jupiter is a giant gas ball. It has 75 moons. Unlike Earth, Jupiter cannot support life.

Why the surface of Venus is warmer that that of Mercury?

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Due to the vast cloud of Carbon Dioxide.
As compared to the distance between Mercury and the sun, the distance between Venus and the Sun is twice. Despite this much distance, Venus is hotter than Mercury. The reason is that Venus has a massive cloud of Carbon dioxide in its surrounding trapping sun rays. This phenomenon gives rise to its temperature.

Who was the first person to go to space?

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Yuri Gagarin.
While Neil Armstrong may have gotten all the praise for being the first person to step on the Moon, there was actually another person to have beaten him to set out into space. Yuri Gagarin went to space in 1961!

What is the temperature on the moon?

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Extremely hot and also very cold on the other side of the moon.
Daytime on one side of the moon lasts about 13 and a half days, followed by 13 and a half nights of darkness. So, the atmosphere of the moon is both hot and cold at the same time. When the sun shines, the temperature rises up to 260 F (127 C), which is more than the temperature of boiling water. When there is no shining sun, the temperature comes below -280 F (minus 173 C).