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On Earth and Mars, time and travel – a quick quiz

By David, 14 March 2018 Quiz

Put your thinking caps on, it’s time to test your skills in chemistry, time, space, tech and biology!

#1 Helium is a noble gas, true or false?

Helium is one of the six naturally occurring noble gases, along with neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon. They’re all known for being odourless, colourless, and relatively non-reactive.

#2 How many nanoseconds in a minute?

There are 1 000 000 000 nanoseconds in a second. As there are 60 seconds in a minute, there are 60 000 000 000 nanoseconds in a minute.

#3 Which of these Mars rovers are currently operating on the red planet?

These are all names of rovers sent to Mars, but only Curiosity and Opportunity are still operational.

#4 What is the name used to describe the proposed mode of transportation combining pods, reduced-pressure tubes, and magnetic levitation?

Hyperloop is the name of a proposed mode of high-speed transport designed by a team from Tesla and SpaceX, currently being tested in the United States.

#5 Which of these diseases is not caused by a virus?

Anthrax is an infection caused by bacteria, not a virus.

Was I right?

Results

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