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Storms clean the air News

by David, 12 May 2021 | 0 comments

Storm clouds rolling over the ocean.

After a rainstorm, doesn’t the world seem so clean? You might think of storms washing the earth – but they’re cleaning the air too!

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Metamorphosis – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 May 2021 | 0 comments

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This quiz is all about change! Can you get full marks first try, or will you need to change your answers?

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Small black hole found nearby News

by David, 29 April 2021 | 0 comments

Egg shaped star with black hole behind.

Black holes have such strong gravity that nothing, not even light can escape its clutches. We like to imagine that they are far away, like the supermassive black hole in the heart of our galaxy. But there may be black holes much closer to home. We’re just not very good at seeing them – after…

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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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