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Big bangs – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 21 April 2021 | 0 comments

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This quiz is all about explosions. Can you make a big bang with correct answers, or are you set to fizzle?

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Roving around – a quick quiz Activity

by David, 24 March 2021 | 0 comments

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It’s not just robots that rove – this quiz celebrates roving in all its forms! Can you manage to find all the right answers?

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Earth’s innermost inner core News

by David, 17 March 2021 | 0 comments

Image of layers that form the Earth's inner core.

If you journeyed to the centre of the Earth, what would you see on the way down? After breaking through the crust there’s the mantle, a layer of mostly solid rock that constantly flows like a glacier. Below that, there’s the outer core made of liquid iron and nickel. Then you come to the inner…

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Antarctica! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 February 2021 | 0 comments

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This quiz is all about the seventh continent, a land of ice, penguins and very cold scientists. Can you find the answers to get full marks?

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Can you spot the asteroid? News

by David, 23 December 2020 | 0 comments

By Jacinta Bowler The Hubble Space Telescope has been floating above us for 30 years and has made more than a million observations, so it makes sense that an asteroid occasionally gets in the way of a good photo.

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Spaced out – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 18 November 2020 | 0 comments

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Here are five space science questions to challenge you. Is your mind a great expanse, or are you a bit spaced out?

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Rubble on the double: a spacecraft’s dash for asteroid dust News

by David, 5 November 2020 | 2 comments

Metalic box like space craft, standing in one leg on a dark flat surface.

For almost two years, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting an asteroid named 101955 Bennu. It’s done tons of science, scanning the rock from many angles. Right now, OSIRIS-REx is preparing to head back to Earth. But before leaving Bennu, the spacecraft reached out and touched the asteroid.

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Wet weather ahead! News

by David, 9 October 2020 | 0 comments

A kookaburra in the rain

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting a wet spring and summer for Australia. How can they be confident in these long-term predictions? It’s because they’re not just watching weather as it happens, they’re also looking at what causes the weather.

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Our quiet Sun is starting to wake up News

by David, 24 September 2020 | 1 comments

Solar flares on the surface of the sun. Active and less active.

The Sun is a colossal raging ball of heat. Atoms are fused together in its crushing depths, releasing awesome amounts of energy and spewing gigantic flares from its surface. But for the past few years, the Sun has been calmer than usual.

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My kind of question – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 September 2020 | 2 comments

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Although this theme is a bit funny, the questions are no joke. Can you get serious and ace this quiz?

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