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#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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