Stars questions This is a list of recently added questions about stars. Play stars quiz and see all the questions. 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 17% ArcturusArcturus5CanopusCanopus9VegaVega32ProcyonProcyon5Solar System riddles » The brightest star in the constellation of Virgo is ...Spica is the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo and the 16th brightest star in the night sky. Analysis of its parallax shows that it is located 250 ± 10 light years from the Sun. Spica, along with Denebola or Regulus depending on the source and Arcturus, is part of the Spring Triangle asterism, and by extension.Created by: Tschuka very hard 24% PorrimaPorrima17VindemiatrixVindemiatrix57ZavijavaZavijava31SpicaSpica34astronomy riddles » Who invented spectroscope?Joseph van Fraunhofer. Joseph Ritter von Fraunhofer was a Bavarian physicist and optical lens manufacturer. He made optical glass and achromatic telescope objective lenses, invented the spectroscope, and developed diffraction grating. Created by: Ninjaivery hard 30% Issac NewtonIssac Newton1122William HerschelWilliam Herschel1413Joseph van FraunhoferJoseph van Fraunhofer1872Edwin HubbleEdwin Hubble1665inventors riddles » This unique line of about 20 stars is known as ...Kemble's cascade. It was named by in honour of Father Lucian Kemble (1922–1999), a Franciscan friar and amateur astronomer who wrote a letter to Houston about the asterism, describing it as "a beautiful cascade of faint stars tumbling from the northwest down to the open cluster NGC 1502" that he had discovered while sweeping the sky with a pair of 7×35 binocularsCreated by: Tschuka very hard 38% Orion's beltOrion's belt295Orion's swordOrion's sword169OphiuchusOphiuchus162Kemble's cascadeKemble's cascade390astronomy riddles » What is the name of the brightest star in the constellation Ursa Major?Alioth is (despite being designated 'epsilon') the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Major, and at magnitude 1.76 is the thirty-first-brightest star in the sky. Historically, the star was frequently used in celestial navigation in the maritime trade, because it is listed as one of the 57 navigational stars.Created by: Tschuka very hard 36% AliothAlioth418DubheDubhe188MerakMerak267MizarMizar273records riddles » Which of the constellations is the largest? (seen from the ground) Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees. Also one of the longest at over 100 degrees, It has a long history, having been included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy. It is commonly represented as a water snake. Created by: Tschuka very hard 30% Big DogBig Dog168HydraHydra545OrionOrion448Great BearGreat Bear612universe riddles » The brightest star in the constellation of twins is:Pollux. The constellation name refers specifically to the twins Castor and Pollux in Greek and Roman mythology - two brightest starts in the constellation.Created by: Tschuka hard 45% PolluxPollux599ProcjonProcjon179BetelgezaBetelgeza285RegulusRegulus240Greek mythology riddles » How else is called "Big Dipper"?The Plow. The Big Dipper (US) or the Plough is an asterism consisting of seven bright stars of the constellation Ursa Major; six of them are of second magnitude and one, Megrez, of third magnitude. Created by: Tschuka hard 48% The PlowThe Plow654Big frying panBig frying pan314Big PotBig Pot259Big PlateBig Plate114names riddles » What properties do sunspots have?Lower temperature and strong magnetic field. Sunspots are temporary phenomena on the Sun's photosphere that appear as spots darker than the surrounding areas. They are regions of reduced surface temperature caused by concentrations of magnetic field flux that inhibit convection.Created by: Tschuka hard 49% Lower temperature and strong electric fieldLower temperature and strong electric field195Higher temperatureHigher temperature304Lower temperature and strong magnetic fieldLower temperature and strong magnetic field762These are holes in the photosphereThese are holes in the photosphere289Sun riddles » What is the name of the hypothetical last stage of the evolution of Sun-sized stars?Black dwarf. A black dwarf is a theoretical stellar remnant, specifically a white dwarf that has cooled sufficiently that it no longer emits significant heat or lightCreated by: Tschuka very hard 24% White dwarfWhite dwarf734Black dwarfBlack dwarf792Gray dwarfGray dwarf97Red dwarfRed dwarf1657space riddles » Play stars quiz and see all the questions.