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  • Planetary Times Trivia

    As the last trivia of the school year, test your knowledge of space events that have happened in the last year. All the answers can be found in previous issues of Space Explorers' online newsletter, the Planetary Times.

    1. Einstein's Theory of Relativity was confirmed with precision more than 50 times more accurate than previous measurements by which NASA spacecraft?
    Hubble
    Cassini
    Spirit
    Opportunity

    2. Which planet came thousands of miles closer to Earth on August 27, 2003?
    Jupiter
    Pluto
    Saturn
    Mars

    3. Which space agency launched a lunar probe in July 2003?
    Chinese
    Russian
    European
    NASA

    4. Who was named as the 2003 Youth Spokesperson(s) for World Space Week?
    Bill Clinton
    N*SYNC singer Lance Bass
    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson
    Bill Cosby

    5. Which country became the third nation to launch a person into space?
    France
    Turkey
    India
    China

    6. President Bush announced he would like to develop an outpost on what planet or moon?
    Mars
    Jupiter
    Earth's moon
    Mars' moon, Phobos

    7. The Hubble Telescope discovered which new planetoid in our solar system?
    Sedna
    Yang
    Charon
    Kuiper

    8. What did the NASA twin rovers discover was at some point present on the surface of Mars?
    Barium
    Water
    Lead
    Salt

    9. What absorbs sunlight in Saturn's atmosphere?
    Oxygen
    Helium
    Carbon
    Methane

    10. What are the names of the two rovers that landed on Mars in January 2004?
    Getz and Gilberto
    Rosetta and Philoe
    Spirit and Opportunity
    Brunsell and Marcks

     
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