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Only planet to spin clockwise

Venus

2

Fastest revolution-1 revolution every ten hours

Jupiter

3

Titan is its largest moon

Saturn

4

Densest planet

Earth

5

Least dense

Saturn

6

Has no seasons because it doesn't tilt as it goes around the sun

Venus

7

So big that all planets could fit inside it

Jupiter

8

First spacecraft to visit Venus

Mariner II 1962

9

Hottest planet

Venus

10

Only planet to rotate on its side

Uranus

11

Coldest actual planet

Uranus

12

Fastest Winds

Neptune

13

Largest moon in Solar System

Jupiter's Ganymede – is even bigger than planet Mercury

14

Coldest place in universe

Boomerang nebula

15

Shakespeare moons

All 27 of Uranus moons are named after William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope characters.

16

Closest star after sun

Proxima Centauri

17

4 entirely gaseous planets

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune

18

Smallest planet

Mercury

19

Phobos and Deimos moons of

Mars

20

Gallelian Moons

Jupiter

21

2nd smallest planet

Mars

22

Closest to earth

Venus

23

Galactic year

250 million yrs

24

Age of Earth

4.5 billion

25

Population of Earth

7.12 billion

26

Population of NYC

8.4 million

27

Population of USA

316 million

28

Planet with most moons

Saturn

29

moon travels around earth at

36,800 kilometers per hour.
22,866 miles

30

First moon photo from space

USSR 1959

31

Temp of moon

243 degrees Fahrenheit at midday on the lunar equator. During the night, the temperature falls to -261 degrees Fahrenheit.

32

How long it takes Jupiter to orbit sun

12 years

33

Europa

Jupiter's moon-may have an ocean of liquid water beneath an ice cap

34

How many Earths would fit into Jupiter

1300

35

Jupiter's mass is how much bigger than Earth's?

318

36

Amount of daily water that the sun causes to evaporate

one trillion tons

37

Makeup of sun

70% hydrogen, 28% helium, 1.5% carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and 0.5% all other elements.

38

because of a bend in the isthmus, is the only place in the world where one can see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic

Panama

39

Percentage of stars larger than the sun

5

40

Miles between earth and sun

92.9 million miles

41

Sun's lifespan

11 billion years

42

Time it takes for Pluto to orbit sun

248 years

43

2 elements that make up most of Pluto

nitrogen and methane gas

44

Charon

Pluto's moon

45

Amazon rainforest produces this much of the world's oxygen supply

20% the world's oxygen supply

46

Siberia meaning

sleeping land

47

% of earth covered by Pacific

28%

48

Neptune year

165 Earth years

49

Deepest point on Earth

in the Pacific Ocean located in the Marianas trench

50

Land of a thousand lakes

Finland

51

Aluminum % in Earth's crust

12%

52

Red surface of Mars

due to the oxidation of iron in the soil

53

First spacecraft of photograph Mars

Mariner 4

54

100 pounds on Earth => Mars

38

55

Gold on these planets

Mars, Mercury, and Venus

56

Size of Mars to earth

1/2 the size

57

Atmosphere of Mars is mostly

carbon dioxide

58

One day on Mercury in Earth days

58 earth days

59

Seson length on Uranus

20 years

60

only U.S. President to be present at a Shuttle Launch

Clinton

61

Who was the first African-American to perform spacewalk?

Bernard Harris

62

Last astronaut to live on Mir

Andy Thomas was the seventh and last U.S. Mir astronaut. He spent 141 days in orbit.

63

Largest volcano in solar system

Olympus Mons on Mars

64

Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, Edwin Aldrin was the second. They were members of Apollo 11, and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. The Lunar Excursion Module was named the "Eagle." Michael Collins stayed onboard the mother ship, "Columbia."

65

Sign left by Apollo 11

"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. / WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND."

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Explorer I, 1958

The first American satellite in orbit

67

Sputnik I, launched in 1957

First man-made object to orbit Earth

68

can be viewed in the northern hemisphere. It means "dragon" in Latin and was one of the 48 ancient constellations.

Draco

69

13th Constellation

Ophiuchus

70

Largest Constellation

Hydra

71

small patterns of stars within a constellation

asterisms. the Big Dipper is the most famous example of an asterism.

72

How many constellations start with C?

22

73

How many constellations?

88

74

Chinese Zodiac

Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Cock, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit (STARTING IN 2000)
DONALD
STERLING
HAD
SO
MANY
COCKS,
DICK
PICS
RAINED
ON
THE
RABBITS

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Zodiac

Aries (ram)
Taurus (bull)
Gemini (Twins)
Cancer (crab)
Leo (Lion)
Virgo (virgin)
Libra (balance)
Scorpio (scorpion)
Sagittarius (archer)
Capricorn (goat)
Aquarius (water)
Pisces (fish)

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First few greek letters

Alpha
Beta
Gamma
Delta
Epsilon
Zeta
Eta
Theta
Iota
Kappa
Lamda
Mu
Nu
Xi

77

Birthstones

Garnet, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Diamond, Emerald, Peridot, Sapphire, Opal, Topaz, Turquoise
GAAD! Every Precious Rhinestone Pendant Sparkels On That Turk!

78

Anniversaries

1. Paper
5.Wood
10. Tin
15. Crystal
20. China
25. Silver
30. Pearl
35. Coral
40. Ruby
45. Sapphire
50. Gold
65. Diamond