Sixth Planet From the Sun

Single Ladies

Today we have seven questions, so we will take ten minutes to complete the quiz.

With that in mind, ladies and gentlemen, please get out a clean sheet of paper and a No. 2 pencil and prepare for today’s Astronomy Pop Quiz.  If you find a mistake, please let me know. Do your best.

The topic today: Saturn

You have ten minutes to complete the quiz. Begin now.

  1. Saturn is less dense than water. How many other planets in our Solar system are less dense than water?

  1. At last count, Saturn has 62 officially confirmed moons. The largest saturn-on-periscopemoon of Saturn has a greater true radius than the planet Mercury. Name this moon.




  1. We could find Saturn in which constellation of the Zodiac for the month of October?

  1. On October 15, 2018, Saturn appeared near what brighter Solar System object?

  1. The ringed planet takes how many years to orbit the Sun once?

  1. In Earthbound telescopes, the rings of Saturn divide into how many distinct sectors?

  1. As with Jupiter, the most abundant element in Saturn’s atmosphere is what?

OK, pencils down. Let’s trade with a neighbor and check one another. Here are the correct answers and your “neighbor” who got the correct answer on my Periscope broadcast on October 15.

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A player who is the first to give the correct answer on the live-show is a winner. Winners who make a contribution to one of my charities in the next 30 days will have the gift matched by me up to $100. My charities are listed on my blog.     Tell the charity to contact me about your contribution.

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You are welcome to play with us during the next live broadcast of

“Let’s talk astronomy” this coming Monday beginning at 8 am eastern US time on Periscope.

Periscope is a live video streaming app for Android and iOS available in the App Store.

On Monday, October 15, 2018, our Periscope Astronomy Quiz was about Saturn

The questions are given above, the correct answers and the winners are given below.

Congratulations to all winners and thank-you to all participants.

Play live on “Let’s talk astronomy” 8 am, Mondays

Correct Answers……..Periscope Winners:

  1. None………. @chickwithcamera: Saturn is the most rarified of the Solar System planets.

  1. Titan…….. @Jack_3d : Last month, astronomers announced the discovery of ten more moons of Jupiter, putting the giant planet in the lead with 62 moons. Can you name the planets with no moons at all?

  1. Sagittarius….………@stevieray1986: Do you know the names of the 12 constellations of the zodiac in their order?

  1. Our Moon…………….@sjc1458: Saturn was about 2 degrees from the Moon in our sky.

  1. 4 years……….@sjc1458 and @suyogihakco:  0,4 AU, 0.7, 1, 1.5, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40

  1. three…………..@sjc1458: A ring, B ring and C ring.


  1. Hydrogen……………@An9el: Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe.

Thanks goes out to all participants, and Congratulations to everyone who got one right.

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