Rare Entries Quiz XVIII: SPACE

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Rare Entries Quiz XVIII: SPACE

Post by The Raven » 12 Jul 2012, 12:34

I think it's time for another Rare Entries quiz. Deadline of answers is:
9pm on the 19th July 2012

1. Name a planet in the Solar System.
2. Name a Space Shuttle that flew in space.
3. Name an Astronaut who walked on the surface of the Moon.
4. Name a satellite that landed successfully on the surface of Mars.
5. Name someone born in the United Kingdom that has flown in space.
6. Name a satellite, currently in space, that has, or will leave the Solar System.
7. Name one of the constellations that our sun moves through during its yearly cycle (The 88 modern constellations).
8. Name an individual star, (from Earth with no atmosphere), that has an apparent magnitude brightness of 0.5(m) or brighter.
9. Name a date when a total solar eclipse occurred between 1st January 2000 and 31st December 2009.
10. Name a Messier object that appears in the constellation of Ursa Major.

Please PM your answers to me.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVIII: SPACE

Post by Going Underground » 12 Jul 2012, 13:36

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Post by tubeguru » 12 Jul 2012, 13:59

The Raven wrote:7. Name one of the 88 modern star constellations that our sun moves through during its yearly cycle.
This makes it sound as if the Sun moves through all 88 constellations!
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Post by tubeguru » 12 Jul 2012, 13:59

The Raven wrote:10. Name a Messier object that appears in the consternation of Ursa Major.
The "consternation"?
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Post by tubeguru » 12 Jul 2012, 14:14

And as an amateur astronomer myself, I approve of this quiz!
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Post by The Raven » 23 Jul 2012, 16:02

Anyone wish to enter before I close this one? Otherwise I'll display the results tonight.
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Re: Rare Entries Quiz XVIII: SPACE

Post by The Raven » 23 Jul 2012, 23:02

The Answers
1. Name a planet in the Solar System.
Neptune [tubeguru], Venus [Starkey7], Uranus [jbom], Mercury [Going Underground and scrxisi]

2. Name a Space Shuttle that flew in space.
Atlantis [tubeguru and jbom], Challenger [Starkey7], Discovery [Going Underground], Columbia [scrxisi]

3. Name an Astronaut who walked on the surface of the Moon.
John Young [tubeguru], Buzz Aldrin [Starkey7], Harrison Schmitt [jbom], Alan Shepard [Going Underground], Neil Armstrong [scrxisi]

4. Name a satellite that landed successfully on the surface of Mars.
Spirit [tubeguru], Viking 2 [jbom], Mars 3 [Going Underground], Viking 1 [scrxisi]

Incorrect answers: Beagle [Starkey7]

5. Name someone born in the United Kingdom that has flown in space.
Piers Sellers [tubeguru], Gregory Johnson [jbom], Helen Sharman [Going Underground], Michael Foale [scrxisi]

Incorrect answers: Richard Branson [Starkey7]

6. Name a satellite, currently in space, that has, or will leave the Solar System.
New Horizons [tubeguru], Voyager 2 [jbom], Voyager 2 [Going Underground], Pioneer 10 [scrxisi]

Incorrect answers: Pioneer 2 [Starkey7]

7. Name one of the constellations that our sun moves through during its yearly cycle (The 88 modern constellations).
Ophiuchus [tubeguru and jbom], Leo [Starkey7] Libra [Going Underground], Gemini [scrxisi]

8. Name an individual star, (from Earth with no atmosphere), that has an apparent magnitude brightness of 0.5(m) or brighter.
Vega [tubeguru], Sirius [Starkey7, jbom and Going Undergound], Procyon [scrxisi]

9. Name a date when a total solar eclipse occurred between 1st January 2000 and 31st December 2009.
23/11/03 [tubeguru], 21/6/01 [jbom], 29/3/06 [scrxisi]

Incorrect answers: 20/7/07 [Starkey7], 12/6/00 [Going Underground]

10. Name a Messier object that appears in the constellation of Ursa Major.
M108 [tubeguru], M81 [jbom], M109 [Going Underground], M40 [scrxisi]

Incorrect answers: Bear poo [Starkey7]

The Results

1st scrxisi
2 points

2nd tubeguru
4 points

=3rd Going Underground and jbom
24 points

5th Starkey7
96 points

Well done scrxisi. Proving he is the master of space and time! :lol:
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