How much do you know about space and the universe as a whole? Take our space quiz questions and answers to find out!
Easy Space Quiz Questions and Answers
Who created the heavens and the earth and all the planets and heavenly bodies?
What causes the moon to shine?
Answer: Reflection from the sunlight
What planet in our solar system has the most gravity?
What planet is circled by two moons?
What planet is closest in size to Earth?
What planet is famous for its big red spot on it?
Which constellation are the stars Castor and Pollux in?
What was the first planet discovered with the aid of a telescope?
Where is the Olympus mons present?
What is the strongest magnet in the universe?
What is the sun known as?
Answer: A star
The Earth is estimated to be how old?
Answer: No one knows as its not mentioned in the Bible but according to scientist the earth is estimated to be 4.5 billion years old
Which planet orbits the Sun four times in the time it takes the Earth to go around once?
What type of force bends light rays travelling through the universe?
What is the seventh planet from the Sun?
Between which two planets does the asteroid belt lie?
Answer: Jupiter and Mars
Ganymede is a moon of which planet?
Olympus Mons is a large volcanic mountain on which planet?
What is the estimated temperature at the surface of the Sun?
Answer: 5,800 K (5,530 C)
What is an EVA to an astronaut?
Answer: Extravehicular activity
How many planets have been discovered so far in the solar system?
What does Earth do that causes night and day?
Which moon is the largest in the solar system?
Space Pub Quiz Questions and Answers
What is the distance between the moon and earth?
Answer: 238,900 miles
What is the earth’s primary source of energy?
Answer: The sun
Which planet in the solar system is usually the furthest from the Sun, but sometimes is not?
What is the name of the brightest comet in the solar system?
Answer: Halley’s comet
Which planet is estimated to take almost 30 Earth years to orbit the sun?
What is the name of the first man to enter space?
Answer: Yuri Gagarin
Who was the 2nd human in space?
Answer: Alan Shepard
Who was the first Cambridge professor of radio astronomy?
Answer: Martin Ryle
Who is the first woman in space?
Answer: Valentina Tereshkova
Which two planets in the solar system takes less time than Earth to orbit the sun?
Answer: Mercury and Venus
Who accidentally discovered Uranus?
Answer: William Herschel
What did Edmond Halley discover?
Answer: Halley’s Comet
What known planet has the longest day?
Answer: Venus – A day on Venus is like over a year on Earth
Which planet is the densest planet in the solar system?
Which planet has the longest period of revolution
Which planet is known as Earth twins?
Which planet is the least densest planet in the solar system?
Which planet is called the red planet?
Which planet is known to have the Great Red Spot?
Which is the smallest planet in the solar system now?
What is the star that explodes in a supernova called?
Answer: The Progenitor
Where is the Palomar telescope located?
Answer: Mount Palomar, San Diego, California
On which planet is covered by clouds of sulphuric acid?
Which planet in the solar system is closest to the sun?
What is the name of Saturn’s largest moon called?
What was the name of the first artificial satellite?
Answer: Sputnik 1
What is the name of the force that keeps the planets in orbit around the sun?
Answer: Its called Gravity
Which planet is the largest in the solar system?
What is the Milky Way shape?
Answer: Spiral galaxy
What is it called when the universe looks the same in all directions?
Which is the farthest distant object visible to the naked eye?
Answer: Andromeda galaxy
The term for a natural satellite is called?
Answer: The Moon
What can be found in the center of the solar system?
Answer: The Sun
Which country made the first satellite?
Answer: The Soviet Union
How many countries have been to the moon?
Answer: Only 7 countries so far have been to the moon
How many people have been to the moon?
Answer: A total of 24 people have visited the Moon. This includes those who stayed in orbit but didn’t land on the moon surface
Space Quiz NASA
When was NASA founded?
Answer: 29 July 1958, United States
Which was the first spacecraft to successfully land on the moon?
Answer: Apollo 11
When did Neil Armstrong land on the moon?
Answer: July 20, 1969
How old was Neil Armstrong when he landed on the moon?
Answer: 38 years old
Which is the first animal to make an orbital spaceflight around the Earth?
Answer: A dog called Laika on board the Sputnik 2
According to Apollo astronauts, the Moon dust smells like what?
Answer: Burnt gunpowder
How many space shuttles are there in the US?
Answer: Four: Columbia, Endeavour, Discovery, Atlantis
What is the first artificial satellites of United States?
Answer: Explorer 1
Which probe was the first space probe to leave the solar system?
Answer: Pioneer 10
What is the name of the space shuttle that blew up in mid-air on 28 January, 1986?
What year was the first Pioneer space probe launched?
What is the name of NASA’s most famous space telescope?
Answer: Hubble Space Telescope
Who was the second man on the moon?
Answer: Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin
Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
Answer: Neil Armstrong
What was the modules spacecrafts name that flew the first crew to the moon?
Answer: Apollo 11 Lunar Module (LM) “Eagle”
How many people have walked on the moon?
Answer: 12 people walked on the moon
Who was the last person to walk on the moon?
Answer: Cernan remains as of 2022 “The last man on the Moon”
Who was the third man on the moon?
Answer: Charles “Pete” Conrad
What does the letter “S” stand for in NASA?
How many manned space missions are launched by NASA so far?
The first spacecraft to reach the surface of the moon was?
Answer: Luna 1
The Hubble Space Telescope Questions and Answers
When was the Hubble space telescope launched?
Answer: April 24, 1990
How big is the Hubble space telescope?
Answer: 43.5 feet long
What is the Hubble telescope distance from earth?
Answer: About 535 kilometers
Who invented the Hubble telescope?
Answer: Edwin Hubble
What type of telescope is the Hubble space telescope?
Answer: Cassegrain reflector telescope
How often does Hubble orbit earth?
Answer: Every 95 minutes
What instrument was replaced on Hubble space telescope?
Answer: Wide-Field Camera 2 (WFPC2)
Who made the Hubble telescope lens?
Answer: Lockheed Martin (spacecraft) Perkin-Elmer (optics)
What flaw did the Hubble telescope have?
Answer: Spherical aberration
The James Webb Space Telescope Questions and Answers
Where is James Webb telescope now?
Answer: Currently now at L2
When was James Webb space telescope launched?
Answer: 25 December 2021 at 12:20 pm GMT
When did NASA release the first images from the James Webb space telescope?
Answer: July 12, 2022
How big is the James Webb space telescope?
Answer: About 22 metres by 12 metres
How far can the James Webb telescope see?
Answer: About 13.6 billion light years
The James Webb telescope is named after who?
Answer: James Webb, former administrator in NASA
How much did it cost to build the James Webb space telescope?
Answer: About $10 billion
Where is the control center for James Webb space telescope located?
Answer: Baltimore, Maryland
How far is James Webb space telescope from earth?
Answer: About 1.5 million kilometers (1 million miles)