10 most difficult space riddles A list of space related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Space quiz What is the name of the biggest discovered star?UY Scuti is a bright red supergiant and pulsating variable star in the constellation Scutum. It is a current and leading candidate for being the largest known star by radius and is also one of the most luminous of its kind. It has an estimated radius of 1,708 solar radii (1.188×109 kilometres; 7.94 astronomical units); thus a volume nearly 5 billion times that of the Sun. It is approximately 2.9 kiloparsecs (9,500 light-years) from Earth. If placed at the center of the Solar System, its photosphere would at least engulf the orbit of Jupiter.very hard 24% VY Canis MajorisVY Canis Majoris32%V396 CentauriV396 Centauri31%UY ScutiUY Scuti24%Alfa PerseiAlfa Persei11%Created by: Dev. Statistics based on 1409 answers in 2 languages »stars riddles » Which rover was the first to explore Mars?Sojourner was the first Mars rover. It was much smaller then Curiosity, whose wheel is about the size of the whole Sojourner. It landed on July 4, 1997 as part of Mars Pathfinder mission on Mars's Ares Vallis and remainded in contact with Earth till September 27, 1997.very hard 30% CuriosityCuriosity31%OpportunityOpportunity19%SojournerSojourner30%SpiritSpirit18%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 4205 answers in 2 languages »astronomy riddles » Which of the following cosmic structures is the largest?Galaxy filaments are the largest known structures in the universe. They group galaxy superclusters, which in turn are formed by cluster composed of galaxies. Hercules–Corona Borealis Great Wall is considered the largest known structure of Universe. It is estimated to span 10 billions light years. very hard 32% GalaxyGalaxy25%Galaxy filamentGalaxy filament32%Galaxy clusterGalaxy cluster3%SuperclusterSupercluster38%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 3959 answers in 2 languages »universe riddles » What is the name of first in history cosmic tourist (astrotourist)?Dennis Tito. Dennis Anthony Tito is an American engineer and multimillionaire, most widely known as the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space. Tito paid a reported $20 million to the Russian Federal Space Agency.very hard 38% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong29%Guy LalibertéGuy Laliberté12%Dennis TitoDennis Tito38%Richard GarriottRichard Garriott18%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 8793 answers in 2 languages »tourism riddles » What are the most luminous objects in the universe?Quasars. A quasar is an extremely energetic source of radiation powered by accretion disc around galaxy's central supermassive black hole. Quasars were much more common in the early universe, as all known quasars are extremely distant.hard 41% supergiant starssupergiant stars7%novaenovae3%supernovaesupernovae46%quasarsquasars41%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 12205 answers in 2 languages »light riddles » What is the name of the hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe?Panspermia is the hypothesis that life exists throughout the Universe, distributed by meteoroids, asteroids, comets, planetoids and also by spacecraft in the form of unintended contamination by microorganisms.hard 42% Gaia hypothesisGaia hypothesis22%PanspermiaPanspermia42%Cosmological inflationCosmological inflation25%Gravitational singularityGravitational singularity8%Created by: . Statistics based on 904 answers in 2 languages »Solar System riddles » What object collided with Earth according to giant impact hypothesis?A planet. According to the giant impact hypothesis Earth once collided with a planet of Mars size usually referred to as Theia, a titaness of Greek mythology, mother of Selene - Moon goddess, which is to reflect the believe the collision was an origin of the Moon. hard 47% a cometa comet10%a moona moon8%an asteroid an asteroid 33%a planeta planet47%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 7431 answers in 2 languages »Earth riddles » What is entropy?It is a measure of the disorder in a closed system. It is a measure of the disorder or randomness in a closed system. The second law of thermodynamics states that if isolated thermodynamic system spontaneously evolves into another state of equilibrium, its entropy will always increase. The term was invented by Rudolf Clausius.hard 50% It is a measure of the disorder in a closed system.It is a measure of the disorder in a closed system.50%It is a measure of system's sizeIt is a measure of system's size10%Both answers are correctBoth answers are correct19%None of above answersNone of above answers19%Created by: Władysław Pękala. Statistics based on 8149 answers in 2 languages »physics riddles » How many times is Jupiter's volume larger than Earth's volume?1,321 times. Jupiter is so big, that it is almost the size of a star. The smallest known red dwarf is just 16 percent larger in diameter than Jupiter.hard 57% 800 times800 times18%1,321 times1,321 times57%50 times50 times8%10,000 times10,000 times14%Created by: K.R.A.C.. Statistics based on 11522 answers in 2 languages »planets riddles » How long did it take Apollo 11 flight to reach the Moon? 3 days. It took 1 minute of flight to reach Mach 1 and 12 minutes to enter Earth's orbit. After one and a half orbits, the third-stage engine pushed the spacecraft onto its three-day long travel to the Moon.average 63% 30 minutes30 minutes3%3 hours3 hours15%3 days3 days63%30 days30 days17%Created by: Hitter smasher. Statistics based on 11042 answers in 2 languages »rockets riddles » Play space quiz and see all the questions.