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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C
Sam Boal via A full moon just before the end of Christmas day 2015.
Quiz: How much do you know about the Moon?
NASA is to announce “new science results” about the Moon tomorrow.

TOMORROW, NASA IS to make an announcement about the Moon. 

In a mysterious press release issued this week, the space agency said that it will announce “an exciting new discovery about the Moon” at 12pm EDT tomorrow (or 4pm Irish time).

So ahead of the announcement, we’re asking you what you know about the Moon.

Here we go.

What is the Moon?
An astronomical body that orbits the Earth
A mini version of the Earth

A giant asteroid that orbits the Earth
We don't know.
How often does the moon orbit the Earth?
Every 27 days
Every 30 days

Every three months
Every four months
In the famous 'One giant leap...' quote from Neil Armstrong after he became the first man to walk on the Moon, what word was lost during the broadcast?

How were the Moon's craters formed?
By geyser-like columns of water millions of years ago.
By asteroids and comets colliding with its surface.

By the Moon's former volcanoes.
By little space voles.
What is a supermoon?
The Moon when the Sun is shining on it.
When the Moon is 50% brighter than normal.

When a full Moon is at its closest point to Earth.
When an asteroid field appears behind the Moon, appearing to give it a cape.
A non-science question, but just to shake it up: Who is the Greek goddess of the Moon (her father is Theia, the name of the body from which the Moon is thought to have been created after it and the Earth collided)?

Does the Moon actually affect the Earth's oceans?
Yes, and the Earth's crust

No, that's an old wives' tale
Why will the Moon's total solar eclipses eventually stop?
Because of climate change
Because the Earth is gradually moving towards the Sun

Because the Moon is gradually moving away from the Earth
The Sun keeps getting annoyed about it
Where is the rock carving Orthostat 47, one of the earliest-discovered possible human depictions of the Moon?
The Pyramid of Khufu, Egypt
The Great Cavern in Machu Picchu

Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England
Knowth, Ireland
How many nations have ratified the 1979 Moon Agreement - a pledge to restrict the exploitation of the Moon's resources by any one nation?

All nations have signed it
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