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All things orange – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 March 2022 | 0 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham This quiz is full of juicy facts! Can you keep your score sheet clean and get 5/5?

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Time to shape up – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 March 2022 | 1 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is ‘acute’ quiz for you to size up! Answer these questions to see if you are in shape.

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What’s making swirls on Mars? News

by Fiona, 3 March 2022 | 0 comments

Wispy purple marks on white pitted surface

By Jacinta Bowler This image of the Argyre Planitia on Mars really is out of this world! Taken back in February 2021 by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, it shows Mars’ chaotic terrain of mounds, ripples and huge blue ‘dust devil’ tracks.

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On the nose – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona, 2 March 2022 | 1 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is a sweet quiz to test your olfactory knowledge. Can you score 5 out of 5 and come up smelling like roses?

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Big moves News

by David, 17 February 2022 | 0 comments

Light shininh over the edge of planet Earth

By Louise Molloy The crust under your feet – it’s on the move! But we’re not talking about the edge of your toast. This crust is the outer layer of our planet. The Earth’s crust has been on the move for millions, and even billions, of years. There’s an exciting new theory looking at why…

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Good vibrations – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 February 2022 | 0 comments

Here is an acoustic quiz for you to sound out! Answer these questions and get some good vibrations.

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Marvellous McGrath’s Flat News

by David, 3 February 2022 | 0 comments

Man studying a rock he is holding.

By Louise Molloy They’re very rare. They’re very fragile. They’re the amazing, fossil bearing rocks found at McGrath’s Flat in central NSW.

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Keeping it clean – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 12 January 2022 | 2 comments

It’s time for a clean start to the new year! Can you keep your score sheet clean and get 5/5?

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By the numbers: Moons News

by David, 22 December 2021 | 0 comments

Saturn and its moons

83 The number of confirmed moons of Saturn   7 The number of vehicles with wheels that have driven on the Moon   38 The number of millimetres further away the Moon gets, every year   12 The number of people who have flown to the Moon, but never walked on it   1410 Distance…

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Meet Dr Keith Bannister: astronomer and engineer News

by David, 11 November 2021 | 0 comments

Photo of Keith Bannister sitting in front of a computer screen.

By Rachel Rayner Dr Keith Bannister knew from an early age he wanted to do something technical with his life. The bedroom floor of his childhood home was usually littered with wires, screws, nuts and bolts.

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