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It’s rocket science – a quick quiz

By David, 4 July 2018 Quiz

Get serious about science with the Double Helix quiz. We put you to the test with rocket science and radiation, as well as plants and petrology!

#1 Where does the space company Rocket Lab launch rockets from?

Rocket Lab has a launch site on New Zealand’s North Island.

#2 What colour is the Cherenkov radiation glow surrounding the OPAL reactor at Lucas Heights?

Cherenkov radiation appears blue, although it’s mostly ultraviolet light.

#3 What is the name for the iconic fin on top of a shark?

Dorsal fins are the fins on the back of fish, such as the iconic fin on top of a shark.

#4 Which of these plants is most closely related to the poisonous hemlock plant?

Poison hemlock is a member of the Apiaceae family, which includes carrots, parsley and celery.

#5 What is petrology the study of?

Petrology is the study of rocks. It comes from the Greek word petros, which means rock.

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