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Ancient Greeks called them "wandering stars" from which today's word "planet" was derived. This true/false quiz is based on facts about the eight celestial bodies classified as "planets" in our solar system and their satellites. I hope you enjoy your trip from one end to the other.


Quiz ID:#10769
Fun:*** (2.48)
Difficulty:** (1.66)
Category:Science > Astronomy
Created By:ScubeeAus*****




#1   Mercury was first observed in the third millennium BC.

#2   Venus is, at times, referred to as both the Morning star and the Evening star.

#3   The Moon keeps the same face turned towards the Earth at all times.

#4   A Martian day is only slightly longer than an Earth day.

#5   Jupiter is the third brightest object in the night sky.

#6   Saturn's rings are composed of objects ranging in size from 91m (300ft) to 1.6km (1 mile).

#7   Uranus has the coldest planetary atmosphere in the solar system.

#8   Neptune appears bluish in color due to the large amount of frozen water in its atmosphere.

#9   All planets are named after gods and goddesses of Roman mythology.

#10   While the four largest planets are called gas giants, the four smaller planets are referred to as terrestrial planets.





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