What Kind of Galaxy Are You?

By: Ian Fortey

What Kind of Galaxy Are You?
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About This Quiz

No one can say with any precision just how many galaxies exist in the universe because it's literally impossible to observe the entire universe.  That said, speculation varies widely, but the one thing everyone agrees on is that there are a lot of them. Like, a lot. Some estimates are up as high as two trillion. That number is so big that, while you can say it and write it out, it's pretty much impossible to even imagine in practical terms. Has anyone ever seen two trillion of anything, ever, in a way their brain could hope to comprehend? Not at all. And that's just galaxies! If you want to know how many stars there are, some scientists have estimated that there are over one quadrillion.

So what's the point of all these huge numbers? With all those galaxies out there, each unique and different in its own way, surely some of them have to have some of the same qualities that you have, wouldn't you think? Of course, you would. In fact, we bet that if you answer the questions in this quiz, we can tell you just what type of galaxy you actually are. There's only one way to know for sure - take the quiz!

Do you have a favorite constellation in the night sky?
Hydra
The Big Dipper
Hercules
Orion

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Which "Star Trek" series is the best "Star Trek" series of them all?
"The Original Series"
"The Next Generation"
"Deep Space Nine"
"Discovery"

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If you could visit anywhere in the universe, where would you go?
The moon
Mars
Io
Any place that supports life

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Which friendly fictional alien would you most like to meet?
E.T.
Chewbacca
ALF
Spock

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If you had the chance to go on an interstellar journey, would you do it?
I'd be too afraid.
Is it a one-way trip or not?
Wait, where are we going?
I'd love to!

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Do you think there's intelligent life out in the universe beyond Earth?
I hope so.
It seems likely.
Yes, and they've already visited us.
There has to be.

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Would you ever take a trip to space as a tourist if the price was affordable?
Maybe, if it was safe.
I'd live stream the whole thing.
Do we get to stop and float around?
Definitely

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What was clearly the best robot in all of space-faring science fiction?
Data (who's an android, not a robot)
HAL 9000
R2D2
The Borg

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What was the bets space-themed TV show ever made?
"Star Trek"
"Battlestar Galactica"
"Lost in Space"
"The Jetsons"

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Do you think aliens will be friendly if we ever meet them?
I hope so.
Oh man, not a chance.
I bet the first aliens we meet will be space squid or something like that.
Some will be friendly, some will be jerks. Just like us!

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What was your favorite subject when you were in school?
Math
Science
Art
Lunch

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How often do you get together with friends to do things?
Not a ton
Once in a while
I just go where life takes me.
All the time

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How do you think we'll master travel between galaxies in the future?
We won't.
Faster than light travel
Wormholes
Some kind of teleportation

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Which of these scientists is the most inspirational to you?
Albert Einstein
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Carl Sagan
Stephen Hawking

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What's the most annoying thing about science fiction movies that take place in space?
There's no noise in space!
Why does everyone speak English?
All spaceships are on the same plane, even though space is 3D and you can never be upside down.
95% of aliens look like humans with slightly weird makeup.

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Which space shuttle clearly had the best name?
Endeavor
Enterprise
Discovery
Atlantis

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Do you think space tourism is going to be a big industry in the future?
Seems like it.
I think it'll fizzle after a little while.
It'll be big, then people will lose interest until we start building stuff on Mars.
Definitely

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Do you think humans are ever going to live on Mars?
One day, maybe
It's inevitable.
For sure, we ran out of space down here.
Mars and the moon and probably other planets, too.

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When you're in a situation with new people, are you outgoing or more reserved?
I tend to keep to myself.
I'll be friendly.
New people need to keep up with me.
I love meeting new people!

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What's the biggest problem with space travel right now, in your opinion.
It's pretty dangerous still.
The cost is crazy.
Too much government red tape.
There aren't a ton of places to go until we set up some infrastructure.

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What's the most interesting idea you've heard about any space program right now, in your opinion?
Commercial flights for tourists
A mission to Mars
Asteroid mining
The search for life

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What's the most terrifying alien ever?
The alien from "Alien"
The Predator
Jar Jar Binks
Bodysnatchers!

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How close are you with the people who live next door?
Not very
Enough to say hi
Do you mean physically? They live too close to me.
I'm pretty friendly.

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If you're on your own for an evening, what are you doing for dinner?
I'll cook something.
I might go through a drive-thru.
I'll skip it.
Time to order a pizza

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Do you ever find yourself in awe of just how vast the universe must be?
I don't think about it a ton.
Sometimes
The universe? Heck, what about the multiverse?
It's pretty humbling.

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Do you ever wonder what happened just before the Big Bang?
Nothingness
Probably some super weird stuff
I think it was just a whole different reality before that moment.
I wonder but have no idea what it could have been.

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How do you think the universe is going to end?
Some kind of entropy
I think it'll expand for eternity.
I think all the black holes will eventually suck into each other and create a mega black hole that swallows everything then starts a new universe!
Isn't there supposed to be some kind of Big Crunch?

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What's the coolest thing about space travel, as far as you know?
The fact we can do it at all is kind of amazing.
Weightlessness
Those space toilets
The way time slows down as you approach light speed.

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Hilton Hotels has famously had plans to build a hotel on the moon for years now. Would you ever be a guest?
Seems pretty gimmicky
I'd love to.
Is there room service?
If I could afford it.

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What's the most important reason to engage in space exploration?
To find new resources
To discover new things
Same reason you explore anything, to see and learn and experience new things
To find our place in the universe

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