Survey: can you identify the Moon?

I don't mean to keep kicking free paper Metro, but I am baffled by the results of a survey it reports on today. The findings include:

  • "Nearly three-quarters [of children surveyed] can't identify the Moon in the night sky"
  • "57% cannot identify Mars"
  • "44% cannot identify Saturn"

Hmm. Fewer children can identify the Moon in the sky than they can Mars and Saturn. A little odd, don't you think?

Then again, the survey was "to mark the launch of the new Power Rangers DVD" so I don't put a great deal of faith in it.

In case you don't know: the Moon

Metro's online version of the story: it doesn't include all the strange findings above but there is an amusing correction...


Anonymous said...

I reckon I might have an outside chance of picking out Mars in the sky but Saturn? Only the keenest of astronomers could surely find that!

The Ridger, FCD said...

That's unbelievable - almost half of the kids who can identify Saturn know the Moon? No, it's ludicrous.