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This quiz has a spacey flavour! So will you soar towards the stars and get full marks, or are you about to come crashing back to Earth?

#1. What kind of object is the Sun?

The Sun is a star! Stars produce their own energy through nuclear fusion.

#2. True or false? Australia has a deep space communication station to help NASA with monitoring spacecraft on missions.

True! Australia has a Deep Space Network station near Canberra called the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex. Along with its sister stations in California and near Madrid in Spain, they send and receive information from spacecraft.

#3. On 29 November 1967, Australia launched the first Australian-made orbiting satellite. Where did this take place?

The first Australian orbiting satellite, the Weapons Research Establishment Satellite (WRESAT), was launched from Woomera in South Australia.

#4. How many Earths could the fit inside the Sun?

The Sun can fit approximately one million Earths inside, although to fit all million, you’d need to squish them out of shape a bit!

#5. Neil Armstrong is famous for being the first person on the Moon. Who was the second person on the Moon?

Buzz Aldrin was the other astronaut on board the Apollo 11 lunar module, and he was the second person to step on the Moon.

Was I right?

Results

Congratulations! You are a real science whiz!

Oh dear! Better brush up before the next quiz!

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