Astronomy questions This is a list of recently added questions about astronomy. Play astronomy quiz and see all the questions. Abdul Ahad Mohmand became the first cosmonaut of...Afghanistan. Abdul Ahad Mohmand is a former Afghan Air Force aviator who became the first Afghan citizen and fourth Muslim to visit outer space. He became one of Soyuz TM-6 crew members and spent nine days aboard the Mir space station in 1988 as an Intercosmos Research Cosmonaut.Created by: Ninjai<10 answersUzbekistanUzbekistan2AfghanistanAfghanistan3KazakhstanKazakhstan3PakistanPakistan2astronauts riddles » What does the Bortle scale refer to?Brightness of the night sky. The Bortle scale is a nine-level numeric scale that measures the night sky's brightness of a particular location. It quantifies the astronomical observability of celestial objects and the interference caused by light pollution. It was created by John E. Bortle in 2001.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 34% spectrum of the starsspectrum of the stars463types of nebulaetypes of nebulae613brightness of the night skybrightness of the night sky758size of the planetssize of the planets374sky riddles » What is the largest moon of Uranus?Titania is the largest of the moons of Uranus and the eighth largest moon in the Solar System at a diameter of 1,578 kilometres. Discovered by William Herschel in 1787, Titania is named after the queen of the fairies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Its orbit lies inside Uranus's magnetosphere.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 36% OberonOberon678UmbrielUmbriel737ArielAriel1175TitaniaTitania1504planets riddles » What is analemma?The diagram that shows the Sun's position in the sky. An analemma is a diagram showing the variation of the position of the Sun in the sky over the course of a year, as viewed at a fixed time of day and from a fixed location on the Earth. It has the form of a slender figure eight, and can often be found on globes of the Earth.Created by: Ninjaihard 43% the galaxy namethe galaxy name243the coronal mass ejectionthe coronal mass ejection938an unofficial name of the Pluto's orbitan unofficial name of the Pluto's orbit300the diagram that shows the Sun's position in the skythe diagram that shows the Sun's position in the sky1136space riddles » Which spacecraft flew by and photographed the Halley's comet in 1986?Giotto became the first spacecraft to make close up observations of a comet. On 13 March 1986, the mission succeeded in approaching Halley's nucleus at a distance of 596 kilometers. It was also the first spacecraft to return from interplanetary space and perform an Earth swing by. The spacecraft was named after the Early Italian Renaissance painter Giotto di Bondone.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 25% CassiniCassini17GalileoGalileo28GiottoGiotto18RosettaRosetta9universe riddles » Which famous mathematician and astronomer lived between 1571 and 1630?Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer; the key figure in the 17th-century scientific revolution. He is best known for his laws of planetary motion, the works which also provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation.Created by: Ninjaihard 51% Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler36Edmond HalleyEdmond Halley9Giordano BrunoGiordano Bruno7Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei18Germany riddles » Where in the Solar System is the asteroid belt located?Between Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid belt is the circumstellar disc in the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. It is occupied by numerous irregularly shaped bodies called asteroids or minor planets. There are hundreds of thousands of asteroids currently known, and the total number ranges in the millions or more, depending on the lower size cutoff.Created by: Ninjaiaverage 64% between Saturn and Uranusbetween Saturn and Uranus6between Saturn and Jupiterbetween Saturn and Jupiter11between Mars and Jupiterbetween Mars and Jupiter43between Neptune and Saturnbetween Neptune and Saturn7Solar System riddles » What comet is believed to be the originator of the Taurids meteor showers?2P/Encke) is a periodic comet that completes an orbit of the Sun once every 3.3 years (the shortest period of a reasonably bright comet). It is believed to be the originator of several related meteor showers known as the Taurids (which are encountered as the Northern and Southern Taurids across November, and the Beta Taurids in late June and early July).Created by: Ninjaihard 44% 3D/Biela3D/Biela121P/Halley1P/Halley262P/Encke2P/Encke6129P/Schwassmann–Wachmann29P/Schwassmann–Wachmann39comets riddles » What is the second brightest star in the night time sky, after Sirius?Canopus is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina, and the second brightest star in the night time sky, after Sirius. Its name is generally considered to originate from the mythological Canopus, who was a navigator for Menelaus, king of Sparta.Created by: Ninjaivery hard 18% ArcturusArcturus11CanopusCanopus15VegaVega48ProcyonProcyon8stars riddles » When Was the Dwarf Planet Pluto Discovered?In 1930. Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 and was originally considered to be the ninth planet from the Sun. In 2006, with the introduction of the new definition of the planet, the platoon lost the status of the planet and was considered a dwarf planet.Created by: Tschukahard 45% in 1800in 1800356in 1830in 18301809in 1900in 19001229in 1930in 19302880Solar System riddles » Play astronomy quiz and see all the questions.