Astronomy Quiz Book
Pustak Mahal, 1993 - 199 pages
Twinkle twinkle little star/How I wonder what you are --- this simple nursery rhyme epitomises mankind's natural sense of curiosity and interests in the science of stars and planets and the the entire physical universe. Astronomy is one of the most interesting science that has always fascinated the mankind. It is also one of the oldest science. This exciting quiz book on astronomy is packed with enough quizzes, lists, and definitions to please even the most ardent quiz buff. Plus, there are explanations and insights into how stars were formed, and where our small planet stands in the scheme of this vast universe. Hundreds of questions on a variety of topics related to astronomy; things you knew, didn't know (and thought you knew but didn't!) You'll never have a dull moment with this extraordinary compendium of fascinating facts, interesting information, and tantalizing trivia.
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The Earth Part 2
The Night Sky Part 2
The Moon Part 2
The Sun Part 2
The Stars Part 2
Artificial Satellites and Space Travel Part 2
The Moon Part 3
Folklore of Astronomy
Satellites and Space Travel Part 1
Astronomical Instruments Part 1
The Universe Part 2
The Solar System Part 2
History of Astronomy
Artificial Satellites and Space Travel Part 3
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Page 9 - The known principal planets, in order of their distance from the Sun are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.