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Space quiz!

Space quiz

Reckon you can spot a moon from a martian? Take Newsround's space quiz to find out!


1.) Question 1

What is the name of our galaxy?

  1. The Milky Way
  2. The Magic Way
  3. The Mystic Way

2.) Question 2

Which is the biggest planet in our solar system?

  1. Neptune
  2. Jupiter
  3. Saturn

3.) Question 3

In which year did the first manned mission land on the moon?

Space shuttle
  1. 1959
  2. 1969
  3. 1979

4.) Question 4

* telescope finds most distant galaxy yet

  1. Hubble
  2. Bubble
  3. Hyper

5.) Question 5

What does NASA stand for?

  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. North American Space Authority
  3. New Air Space Arena

6.) Question 6

What is a meteor also known as?

meteor shower
  1. A shooting star
  2. A speeding star
  3. A spinning star

7.) Question 7

In which year was the International Space Station first launched?

International Space Station
  1. 2008
  2. 1998
  3. 1978

8.) Question 8

Buzz *

  1. Lightyear
  2. Aldrin
  3. Adams

9.) Question 9

What is the name given to parts of space where nothing can escape, not even light?

  1. A white hole
  2. A dark hole
  3. A black hole

10.) Question 10

Who was the first human in space?

  1. Yuri Gagarin
  2. Brian Cox
  3. Neil Armstrong


  1. Our galaxy is called the Milky Way!
  2. Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, experts reckon that it is almost 1000 times bigger than earth.
  3. Apollo 11, the first manned space mission to land on the moon blasted off in 1969.
  4. The Hubble telescope was first launched in 1990 and has made some amazing discoveries to help scientists better understand the universe.
  5. NASA stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and is part of the American space programme.
  6. A meteor is also called a shooting star!
  7. The International Space Station was first launched in 1998, on a clear day you can sometimes spot if from earth without even using a telescope!
  8. Buzz Aldrin was one of the first American astronauts to walk on the moon.
  9. A black hole is the name given to a part of space from which nothing, not even light, can escape.
  10. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human to go to space in 1961!

Your Score

0 - 3 : Failure to launch

4 - 6 : Shooting star!

7 - 10 : You're out of this world!