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Edwin Hubble Quiz

Edwin Hubble

Edwin Hubble (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Edwin Hubble Quiz Questions

1. When was Edwin Hubble born?
a) 9 February1883
b) 26 April 1888
c) 23 July 1882
d) 20 November 1889

2. Where was Edwin Hubble born?
a) Boston
b) Honolulu
c) Marshfield
d) Los Angeles

3. What did Edwin Hubble study at Oxford?
a) Physics
b) Law
c) Biology
d) Chemistry

Signature of Edwin Hubble

Signature of Edwin Hubble from Karel Hujer’s Journal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4. From which university did Edwin Hubble get Ph.D. in astronomy?
a) Chicago
b) Harvard
c) Yale
d) Toronto

Edwin Hubble's classification scheme

Galaxies are very important fundamental building blocks of the Universe. Some are simple, while others are very complex in structure. As one of the first steps towards a coherent theory of galaxy evolution, the American astronomer Edwin Hubble, developed a classification scheme of galaxies in 1926. Although this scheme, also known as the Hubble tuning fork diagram, is now considered somewhat too simple, the basic ideas still hold… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5. Where did Edwin Hubble work as an astronomer?
a) Peterson Planetarium
b) Mount Wilson Observatory
c) Lick Observatory
d) Mauna Key Observatory

6. When did Edwin Hubble announce the discovery of galaxies outside Milky Way?
a) 1915
b) 1924
c) 1922
d) 1918

7. What did Edwin Hubble discover in 1927?
a) Dark matter
b) Dark energy
c) Universe was expanding
d) Black holes

8. How is the ratio of the speed of galaxies to their distance known?
a) Hubble’s constant
b) Galactic halo
c) Galactic cluster
d) Hubble’s theorem

9. When did Edwin Hubble die?
a) 14 January 1942
b) 28 June 1958
c) 28 September 1953
d) 16 December 1956

10. Where did Edwin Hubble die?
a) San Marino
b) Portland
c) Pasadena
d) San Fernando

Edwin Hubble Quiz Questions with Answers

Lifestyles of the Galaxies Next Door

Lifestyles of the Galaxies Next Door (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. When was Edwin Hubble born?
d) 20 November 1889

2. Where was Edwin Hubble born?
c) Marshfield

3. What did Edwin Hubble study at Oxford?
b) Law

4. From which university did Edwin Hubble get Ph.D. in astronomy?
a) Chicago

5. Where did Edwin Hubble work as an astronomer?
b) Mount Wilson Observatory

6. When did Edwin Hubble announce the discovery of galaxies outside Milky Way?
b) 1924

7. What did Edwin Hubble discover in 1927?
c) Universe was expanding

8. How is the ratio of the speed of galaxies to their distance known?
a) Hubble’s constant

9. When did Edwin Hubble die?
c) 28 September 1953

10. Where did Edwin Hubble die?
a) San Marino

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Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:31:58.

Milky Way Quiz

Artist's conception of the Milky Way galaxy as...

Artist’s conception of the Milky Way galaxy as seen from far Galactic North (in Coma Berenices) by NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/1923-ssc2008-10a-A-Roadmap-to-the-Milky-Way annotated with arms (colour-coded according to Milky Way article) as well as distances from the Solar System and galactic longitude with corresponding constellation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Milky Way Quiz Questions

1) What is the Milky Way?
a) Galaxy
b) Star
c) Planet
d) Comet

2) How far is the Sun from the centre of the Milky Way?
a) 2 light years
b) 10 light years
c) 2000 light years
d) 26000 light years

3) What is the centre of the Milky Way called?
a) Centre Point
b) Galactic Centre
c) Eye of the storm
d) Planetary Centre

4) What type of galaxy is the Milky Way?
a) Lenticular galaxy
b) Spiral galaxy
c) Elliptical galaxy
d) Irregular galaxy

Our Milky Way Gets a Makeover (NASA)

Our Milky Way Gets a Makeover (NASA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5) What is the length of the diameter of the Milky Way?
a) 2257 light years
b) 100000 light years
c) 6000 light years
d) 48000 light years

6) When was the last supernova in the Milky Way well observed?
a) 1604
b) 1571
c) 1517
d) 1216

7) Within which spiral arm the solar system is situated?
a) Orion Arm
b) Perseus Arm
c) Sagittarius Arm
d) White Arm

8) Who in 1783 discovered the motion of the solar system between the neighbouring stars?
a) Asaph Hall
b) William Herschel
c) Simon Marius
d) Johannes Kepler

9) Which part of the Milky Way contains the oldest stars?
a) Disk
b) Halo
c) Galactic Centre
d) Nuclear Bulge

10) Who is credited with the discovery of the Milky Way?
a) Aristotle
b) Democritus
c) Plato
d) Socrates

English: The Spitzer Space Telescope's broad i...

The Spitzer Space Telescope’s broad infrared view of our Milky Way Galaxy. The image was created from more than 800,000 frames, so it is the most detailed infrared picture of our galaxy to date. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Milky Way Quiz Questions with Answers

1) What is the Milky Way?
a) Galaxy

2) How far is the Sun from the centre of the Milky Way?
d) 26000 light years

3) What is the centre of the Milky Way called?
b) Galactic Centre

4) What type of galaxy is the Milky Way?
b) Spiral galaxy

5) What is the length of the diameter of the Milky Way?
b) 100000 light years

6) When was the last supernova in the Milky Way well observed?
a) 1604

William Herschel

William Herschel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

7) Within which spiral arm the solar system is situated?
a) Orion Arm

8) Who in 1783 discovered the motion of the solar system between the neighbouring stars?
b) William Herschel

9) Which part of the Milky Way contains the oldest stars?
b) Halo

10) Who is credited with the discovery of the Milky Way?
b) Democritus

Originally posted 2017-03-26 03:38:37.