Pluto Quiz

Pluto Quiz Questions

The Pluto-Charon system.

The Pluto-Charon system. Charon’s orbit around Pluto is shown in green. Pluto’s orbit around the Pluto-Charon system barycentre is shown in red. This shows that Pluto orbits a point outside itself. This is why Pluto and Charon are sometimes considered to be a double dwarf planet. The two small satellites of the Pluto-Charon system, Nix and Hydra, are not shown (they are on the other side). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who discovered Pluto?
a) Nicholas Copernicus
b) Galileo Galilei
c) Johannes Kepler
d) Clyde Tombaugh

2) When was Pluto discovered?
a) 1930
b) 1900
c) 1850
d) 1630

3) How many years does Pluto take to orbit the Sun?
a) 160
b) 184
c) 248
d) 512

4) Who is Pluto in mythology?
a) God of underworld
b) God of Lightning
c) God of Harvest
d) God of Wealth

The astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto planet

The astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer of Pluto planet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5) When was Charon discovered?
a) 1965
b) 1972
c) 1978
d) 1984

6) When were Hydra and Nix discovered?
a) 1987
b) 1995
c) 2005
d) 2007

7) How is the orbit of Pluto around the Sun?
a) Circular
b) Square
c) Eccentric
d) Rectangular

8) When was the last time Pluto was closest to the Sun?
a) 5 September 1978
b) 21 January 1979
c) 5 September 1989
d) 11 February 1999

Artist’s impression of how the surface of Pluto might look

Artist’s impression of how the surface of Pluto might look, according to one of the two models that a team of astronomers has developed to account for the observed properties of Pluto’s atmosphere, as studied with CRIRES. The image shows patches of pure methane on the surface. At the distance of Pluto, the Sun appears about 1000 times fainter than on Earth. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

9) What is Pluto’s rotation period?
a) 2 days
b) 6.387 days
c) 9.45 days
d) 12 days

10) Who founded Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff for search of Planet X?
a) Percival Lowell
b) Vesto Slipher
c) John Hubble
d) Jean Kelvin

Pluto Quiz Questions with Answers

1) Who discovered Pluto?
d) Clyde Tombaugh

2) When was Pluto discovered?
a) 1930

Percival Lowell

Percival Lowell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3) How many years does Pluto take to orbit the Sun?
c) 248

4) Who is Pluto in mythology?
a) God of underworld

5) When was Charon discovered?
c) 1978

6) When were Hydra and Nix discovered?
c) 2005

7) How is the orbit of Pluto around the Sun?
c) Eccentric

8) When was the last time Pluto was closest to the Sun?
c) 5 September 1989

9) What is Pluto’s rotation period?
b) 6.387 days

10) Who founded Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff for search of Planet X?
a) Percival Lowell

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Updated: February 24, 2017 — 10:34 pm

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