Astro Trivia Quiz for March

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Greetings again TSSers, here's a new Trivia Quiz:
https://forms.gle/C7ejE2d1et9et3oz6

For the short answer questions, spelling does not matter. I will adjust scores for misspelled answers.
Remember:
1. No online research allowed, your own pure brain only!
2. On multiple choice questions, feel free to guess. You may get lucky!
3. If you have a comment about a question, please do NOT give away the correct answer.
4. Please do not repeat the quiz, at least not until after I announce the Champs sometime next week.

Enjoy!
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Only two guesses this time, one of which came good.
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Wow, 20/20 first time!! My two guesses and poor spelling came thru today, yippy!!

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sdbodin wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:42 pm Wow, 20/20 first time!! My two guesses and poor spelling came thru today, yippy!!

Steve
Congratulations - I thought I was doing well with 18, but, wow!, congratulations indeed!
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I got 15/20, which is an improvement over last month's quiz. I guess it was a bit easier.
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I started out well - got he first 4, and the next 2 (?) after the wrong, but then fell apart. 8/20.

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Another fun quiz, thank you :)
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Well done Raymond, though I didn't know as much as I had hoped... 10/20 :shock: Not my best so far lol!

Fun anyways, looking forward to next months quiz!

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14/20 - :Boo:
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16/20. I should have gotten one more 2-pointer, but I misread a name.
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14/20 - I am amazed at what I don't know about the Solar System - but I DO know my Star Trek!

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I only scored 10/20. A couple I should have known better but I second guessed myself.
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bobharmony wrote: Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:51 am 14/20 - I am amazed at what I don't know about the Solar System - but I DO know my Star Trek!

Bob
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Same as Brett, started ok, fell at the final furlong marker! 12/20.

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Thanks all for participating!  Total of 76 responses this month. 

As usual, the 12 questions scored 20 points. 
Overall average score: 12.35 points = 61.7%.
Somewhat easier than last month.

The honorable mentions:
One scored 18 points = 90%
Gfamily
Bravo!

And now.. (drum roll please) here are your Co-Champions! 
Two scored 20 points = 100%
Steve, Lady Fraktor
Huzzah! Huzzah!

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Answers, stats, comments…

1. In which constellation appears the clustery scene in the above image?
Perseus, 9/17 correct. The Double Cluster is one of my favorite outreach targets.

2. Which of Jupiter’s moons has hundreds of active volcanoes?
Io, 15/17 correct.  Io is squeezed by Jupiter tidal pressures.

3. Name the element which is the most abundant chemical substance in the universe.
Hydrogen, 17/17 correct. Said to make up about 73% of the visible universe.

4. Because Polaris is the North Star, its declination is exactly 90 degrees.
False, 15/17 correct. The declination is about 89.26 degrees.

5. About how many times per day does the International Space Station orbit the Earth?
15, 10/17 correct.

6. A “narrowband” filter will be most effective when viewing which of these objects?
Veil Nebula, 17/17 correct. Looks great in my Orion Ultrablock.

7. In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, the black crystalline monolith was discovered near which lunar crater?
Tycho, 14/17 correct.

8. At 11 pm on a given night, you observe that Syrtis Major is exactly centered on the meridian of Mars. At what time should you observe the next night to see it centered the same way?
11:39 pm, 8/17 correct. The Martian day is about 39 minutes longer than ours.

9. Pick the correct order of stars by galactocentric distance, from least to greatest.
Antares, Sun, Rigel, 6/17 correct. Antares is closer to the galactic center than we are, and Rigel is the opposite direction.

10. Name the last moon of Uranus to be discovered before the flyby of the Voyager 2 space probe.
Miranda, 6/17 correct.  A rather strange looking moon in the Voyager images.

11. Which astronomer was credited with discovery of the above moon?
Gerard Kuiper, 6/17 correct.

12. Last month (Feb 2021) the rover Perseverance landed in which Martian crater?
Jezero, 10/17 correct. Must be a lot of tire tracks there by now.

See you next month!

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Oops, I meant there were 17 responses. The 76 number was leftover from the local club and list.
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Thanks Ray, it was a fun quiz.
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Thanks Ray.

And congratulations Gfamily, Steve (I wonder which one!) and Lady Fraktor.

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