Space General Knowledge Quiz -Multiple choice Questions and Answers
1. How often, approximately, is Halley's Comet visible from Earth (in years)?
Halley's comet appears in the night sky approximately every 75 years. Its next appearance will be in 2061.
2. What astronomer placed Earth at the center of the universe?
3. Which astronomer wrote the Aryabhatiya?
4. What astronomer suggested that the Sun was at the center of the solar system?
Theon of Alexandria
5. In On the Revolutions of the Celestial Orb, Nicholas Copernicus (14731543) suggested that Earth revolved around the Sun.
Who was the first astronomer to use a telescope?
Leonardo da Vinci
6. Which of the following is not a scientific optical instrument?
A periscope allows the viewer to view objects not in the line of sight, such as around corners or above the surface of the water from below. It is best known for its use in military submarines.
7. Which of these contain large quantities of ice?
8. What do most asteroids orbit?
9. Which of these planets has an atmosphere made up of hydrogen, helium, and methane?
10. Which of these American astronomers discovered Pluto in 1930?
? Galileo Galilei
11. Which of these constellations is not in the zodiac?
Twelve well-known groups of stars, called constellations, lie in the zodiac. Their names are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.
12. In what constellation is Sirius found?
13. About how many galaxies are there in the universe?
14. Which of these is a galaxy?
Large Magellanic Cloud
The Large Magellanic Cloud is a very distant galaxy beyond our own.
15. How many light-years across is the Milky Way?
16. Which is the closest galaxy to Earth outside the Milky Way?
17. Space Application Centre (SAC) is located at
18. The first Indian Remote Sensing Satellite was launched into space on
19. The code name of the first vehicle driven by man on the moon's surface was
20. India's satellite launch-pad is located at
Shri Hari Kota
1. 75 2. Ptolemy 3. Aryabhata I 4. Copernicus 5. Galileo 6. periscope 7. comets 8. the Sun 9. Uranus 10. Clyde Tombaugh 11. Alpha Centauri 12. Canis Major 13. 25 billion 14. Large Magellanic Cloud 15. 100000 16. Andromeda 17. Ahmadabad 18. 1990 19. Rover 20. Shri Hari Kota