Quiz: How Many NASA Words Do You Actually Know? (It's More Than You Think!)

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How well do you know astronaut jargon? NASA, space, planets, galaxy, and solar system words. Do you know them?

 Aug 24, 2016
1 of 10What is a "comet"?
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A small body of ice and rock that's orbiting the sun
The nickname for a very small planet
A shooting star
2 of 10A "telescope" is ________.
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a form of communication between Earth and space
a spaceship
an optical instrument that makes distant objects appear nearer
3 of 10What is the correct definition of the word "horizon"?
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The line marking the apparent junction of Earth and sky
A ball of light that orbits a planetary moon
Air that is breathable to humans
4 of 10What does "Kelvin" measure?
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Weight
Noise
Temperature
5 of 10When does a meteor become a meteorite?
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Once it begins exiting the sun's orbit
Once it is hit by a shooting star
Once it's landed on earth
6 of 10When someone references "light years", what do they mean?
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The distance between the sun and Pluto
The amount of time it takes the earth to rotate around the sun
The distance it takes light to travel in a year
7 of 10What is the correct definition for the "Milky Way"?
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A group of all of the planets in the solar system
The galaxy which includes the sun and Earth
The stars that make up a specific constellation
8 of 10What does "UV" stand for?
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Upper view
Ultraviolet radiation
Under valued
9 of 10The atmosphere is _____________.
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the air without oxygen in the solar system
the air surrounding the Earth
the sleeping area in a space shuttle
10 of 10What is "CO2"?
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Carbon Dioxide
Carbon Monoxide
A special food astronaut's eat
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