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!
Don’t let her focus on food-related quizzes fool you, Peg is a pro in many arenas. Even though she spends most of her free time whipping up delicious cookies and concocting new recipes for easy but impressive gluten-free cakes, Peg’s brain holds a vast collection of knowledge about everything from baby animals to what you need to know to graduate from different school grades. While she’s the first to admit everything she reads doesn’t necessarily stick in her head, Peg keeps her mind fresh by reading the Financial Post and Globe and Mail on the regular, and coming up with fantastic ideas for new quizzes. She’s a secret fan of gossip, too, so watch out for her intense celeb topics!
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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