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Quiz: How much do you know about space?

It was reported earlier this week that the most distant star ever seen has been observed by astronomers.

IT WAS ANNOUNCED earlier this week that the most distant star ever seen has been observed by astronomers. 

The light from the star has taken some 12.9 billion years to reach Earth, much more than the nine billion light years of the farthest “supergiant” previously observed.

 Scientists said they were surprised by the distance of the star.

Dr Guillaume Mahler, from Durham University’s Department of Physics and Centre of Extragalactic Astronomy, said: “This might be the earliest star we will ever see since the Big Bang and it was so surprising that it is so much younger than the previous entry of nine billion years, at first I didn’t believe it.”

So, with that news, let’s test your knowledge of outer space. 

Try out quiz. 

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Here's an easy one - in 1969, who was the first man to walk on the moon?
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Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong

Neil Diamond
Buzz Lightyear
Water has been discovered on Mars.
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True
False
A year on Mars is how many Earth days long?
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294
365

687
714
How many planets are there in the solar system?
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8
9

10
11
On which planet was the coldest temperature ever measured in the Solar System at -224 degrees Celsius?
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Neptune
Venus

Jupiter
Uranus
Halley's Comet, named after Edmond Halley who discovered it in 1758, is due to pass by Earth again in what year?
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2089
2061

2023
2105
What distance is the Earth from the Sun?
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One billion kilometres
400 million kilometres

780 kilometres
150 million kilometres
Saturn is the ___ planet from the sun.
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Second
Fourth

Sixth
Eighth
What year was Pluto reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet?
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2006
2002

1999
2007
The most distant star ever seen has been observed by astronomers, it was confirmed this week. The light from the star has taken some 12.9 billion years to reach Earth. What’s the name of this star?
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Deneb
Earendel

Achernar
Capella
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