How Much Do You Know About the Universe?


Many of us don't have that deep a knowledge of deep space. Just as you can live in a neighborhood in a town or city for decades.  Even astronomers who study dark matter and energy and space and time. They are always finding out new things about the contents of the universe.

This quiz tests your awareness of the Universe. We'll focus mainly on our Solar System in the Milky Way, but there are some other questions on here too. Ready, Set, Liftoff!

Did you know?

The number of stars visible in the night sky depends on who is looking.

Obviously, someone who can’t see distances and doesn’t have glasses on won’t see that many. Haha. But there are many other factors to consider. These include location and viewing conditions, which can impact what can be seen with the naked eye.

In determining the number of stars in the galaxy, astronomers rely on mathematics. They approximate the star count using sophisticated models generalizing based on the number of stars per square degrees and also accounts for star brightness in the sky area measured.

Keep in mind when you’re trying to wrap your mind around the vastness of the stars in space that the human eye is limited to +6 magnitudes for detecting stars while a small telescope can start detecting stars as faint as +10 magnitude.

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