10 most difficult universe riddlesUniverse quiz
Which of the following cosmic structures is the largest?
Galaxy filaments are the largest known structures in the universe. They group galaxy superclusters, which in turn are formed by cluster composed of galaxies. Hercules–Corona Borealis Great Wall is considered the largest known structure of Universe. It is estimated to span 10 billions light years.
What are the Perseids meteor showers associated with?
In 1866, after the perihelion passage of Swift-Tuttle in 1862, the Italian astronomer Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli discovered the link between meteor showers and comets. His findings put new light on a subject, and changed the approach of astronomers to comets.
The idea that the nascent universe passes through the phase of exponential expansion, which was driven by the positive density of vacuum energy, is called;
Grand unification theory
Theory of Supersymmetry
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Alan Guth formally proposed the idea of cosmic inflation in 1981, the idea that the nascent universe passed through a phase of exponential expansion that was driven by a positive vacuum energy density (negative vacuum pressure).
Orion Nebula, visible to the naked eye, is a type of...
An emission nebula is a nebula formed of ionized gases that emit light of various wavelengths. The most common source of ionization is high-energy photons emitted from a nearby hot star. The nebula's color depends on its chemical composition and degree of ionization. Due to the prevalence of hydrogen in interstellar gas, and its relatively low energy of ionization, many emission nebulae appear red due to the strong emissions of the Balmer series.
What is the source of the most powerful release of energy in the universe, second in scale only to the Big Bang?
Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest in the universe, even brighter than the glare of quasars, second only to the brightness and power of the Big Bang. It is believed that arise during disruption of stars by black holes.
The celestial sphere is divided into ...
The current list of 88 constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union since 1922 is based on the 48 listed by Ptolemy in his Almagest in the 2nd century, with early modern modifications and additions In 1930, the boundaries between the 88 constellations were devised by Eugène Delporte along vertical and horizontal lines of right ascension and declination.
Which of the constellations is the largest?
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.
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.
What are the most luminous objects in the universe?
A quasar is an extremely energetic source of radiation powered by accretion disc around galaxy's central supermassive black hole. Quasars were much more common in the early universe, as all known quasars are extremely distant.
What was the most beautiful comet of the second half of the twentieth century, with two tails visible to the naked eye?
There was no such comet
Hale–Bopp was discovered on July 23, 1995 separately by Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp prior to it becoming naked-eye visible on Earth. Comet Hale-Boppit was visible to the naked eye for a record 18 months, twice as long as the previous record holder, the Great Comet of 1811. Accordingly, Hale–Bopp was dubbed the Great Comet of 1997.