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Deneb: Quiz

  
  

Question 1: Deneb (α Cyg / α Cygni / Alpha Cygni) is the brightest star in the ________ Cygnus and one of the vertices of the Summer Triangle.
Canis MajorTaurus (constellation)ConstellationCrux

Question 2: [6] Similar names were given to at least seven different stars, most notably Deneb Kaitos, the brightest star in the constellation Cetus, Deneb Algedi, the brightest star in ________, and Denebola, the second brightest star in Leo.
CapricornusLibra (constellation)Pisces (constellation)Aquarius (constellation)

Question 3: It has already stopped fusing ________ in its core.
HeliumHydrogenOxygenNitrogen

Question 4: It is the prototype of a class of ________ known as Alpha Cygni variables.
Binary starVariable starStellar classificationSupernova

Question 5: However, the uncertainty has been dramatically reduced upon analysis of the New ________ Data Reduction in 2007.
HipparcosJames Webb Space TelescopeKepler MissionHubble Space Telescope

Question 6: [5][4] As a blue-white supergiant, its high mass and temperature mean that the star will have a short lifespan and will probably go ________ within a few million years.
PulsarSupernovaNeutron starWolf-Rayet star

Question 7: It is the 19th brightest star in the night sky, with an ________ of 1.25.
SupernovaBinary starAbsolute magnitudeApparent magnitude

Question 8: Deneb's absolute magnitude is -8.75, placing it among the most luminous stars known, with an estimated luminosity 60,000 times that of our ________.
Solar SystemSunEarthJupiter

Question 9: Deneb's ________ causes it to lose mass at a rate of 0.8 millionth of a solar mass per year, a hundred thousand times the flow rate from the Sun.
Solar windCoronal mass ejectionHeliosphereSolar flare
















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