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No.-1. Which are the two Auroras?
Answer: Aurora Borealis in the North Polar region and Aurora Australis in the South Polar region.
No.-2. Which invention was an epoch-making event in the history of astronomy?
Answer: Optical telescope.
No.-3. When did the last solar eclipse of 20th century occur?
Answer: 1999 August 11.
No.-4. Nadir means the point directly below an observer and zenith means the point directly overhead. True or False?
No.-5. Where did the last solar eclipse (longest) of the 20th century occur and what was its duration?
Answer: Romania, 2 minutes, 58 second.
No.-6. Name the son of Jishnu, the most famous astronomer of India in the medieval period?
No.-7. What are the major elements necessary for, without which no ‘observation’ is possible?
Answer: Astronomical charts and instruments.
No.-8. The coloured part of the sun is the:
No.-9. What were the things that ancient Hindus looked upon as the abode of God?
No.-10. What did the ancient Indian astronomical Rishi’s believe in his heart about the stars?
Answer: They believed that the stars were the lights of religious men.
No.-11. What is an isolated peak or point of light in the firmament?
Answer: A star.
No.-12. The core of the sun has a temperature of approximately:
Answer: 16 million degrees.
No.-13. What is the name given to a cluster of stars forming part of a constellation?
No.-14. Which are the only things regarded by plane trigonometry?
Answer: Lengths & Angles.
No.-15. Where are the Van Allen radiation belts found?
Answer: Around the Earth.
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No.-16. Which is the Nebula which is considered to be the remnant of a Super Nova explosion?
Answer: Crab Nebula.
No.-17. Polaris will not always be the North Star because of ___
No.-18. Where are the domes of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory sited?
Answer: In the Andes foothills of Chile.
No.-19. Which astronomical branch in astronomy was responsible for the discovery of Quasar galaxies and Polar stars?
Answer: Radio Astronomy.
No.-20. The asteroid belt in our solar system is between the planets of:
Answer: Mars and Jupiter.
No.-21. What is the full form of HST?
Answer: Hubble Space Telescope.
No.-22. What is the full form of VLA?
Answer: Very Large Array.
No.-23. The distance between the earth and the sun is about:
Answer: 150 million kilometers.
No.-24. Where can we find the worlds largest radio telescope?
Answer: Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
No.-25. The correct name for a ‘shooting star’ is a:
No.-26. Which is the worlds largest radio telescope?
Answer: Keck Telescope.
No.-27. Where in the world is the KECK telescope situated?
Answer: At Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
No.-28. Another name for an exploding meteor is a bolide. True or False
No.-29. Where in the world can we find the oldest existing observatory?
Answer: In South Korea.
No.-30. When was the oldest existing observatory of South Korea, said to have been built?
Answer: In AD 72.
No.-31. Who is considered as the father of astronomy?
Answer: Nicolaus Copernicus.
No.-32. The sun is composed of the gases hydrogen and:
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No.-33. What is the temperature of the Photosphere?
Answer: 5,500 0 C (9,900° F).
No.-34. What is the shape of the planets orbit?
Answer: Oval (Elliptical).
No.-35. Where do you find faculae?
Answer: On the sun.
No.-36. ‘Of all-stars he is supremely brilliant’. Here which star constellation is expressed by the world ‘he’?
Answer: The Orion.
No.-37. A refracting telescope has large lenses and a reflecting telescope has a large main mirror. True or False?
No.-38. Which is the US probe that helps in providing valuable evidence for the Big Bang Theory?
Answer: US COBE.
No.-39. The theory that the universe is continually being created at various parts of the universe is the:
Answer: Steady State Theory.
No.-40. What is the full form of COBE?
Answer: Cosmic Background Explorer.
No.-41. When was the faulty mirror of Hubble telescope launched in 1990 repaired?
No.-42. The theory that the universe originated from a gigantic explosion of a central large and dense mass is the:
Answer: Big Bang Theory.
No.-43. What produces energy in star?
Answer: Nuclear reaction in core.
No.-44. Name one star that belongs to the group of the yellow star?
No.-45. When can the planets not be seen from Earth?
Answer: During conjunction.
No.-46. What is the very first step in the evolution of a star?
Answer: Gas cloud.
No.-47. What is the name given to the miraculous end of a star?
No.-48. The estimated age of the universe is:
Answer: Between 7 and 20 billion years old.
No.-49. The last comet of the 20th century was called by a name. What was that name?
Answer: Halley’s Comet.
No.-50. A crescent moon means that the moon is nearly in its full phase. True or False?