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Body of knowledge – a quick quiz Quiz

by Chenxin Tu, 11 January 2023 | 0 comments

We’re diving in and exploring bodies of water to celestial bodies, animal bodies to human bodies. Are you a busybody with the knowledge to get 5/5 in our latest quiz?

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Laughter is the best medicine! A quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona Midson, 17 November 2022 | 0 comments

This quiz is a bit of fun! Will you laugh it off and answer all our questions or will the joke be on you?

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Up in the air – A quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 14 July 2022 | 0 comments

Here are 5 fresh questions to juggle for this week’s quiz. Will you score high, or come crashing to Earth?

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Super jumping robot News

by David Shaw, 11 May 2022 | 3 comments

Jumping robot features two intercepting hoops with a small rocket on the top.

What on Earth can jump the highest? Olympic high jumpers can clear more than 2 metres. Pumas might be the best animals at jumping, able to leap 7 metres into a tree. But a team of researchers from the USA have just made a robot that jumps higher than any animal!

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Spaced out – a quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 18 November 2020 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

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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Quakes on the Moon News

by David Shaw, 20 June 2019 | 0 comments

Earth is active down to its very rocks. Earthquakes and volcanoes shake our planet, and the continents themselves drift lazily across the surface. Compared to Earth, the Moon is a cold, hard rock. But even lunar rocks are more active than you might think.

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What is a manatee? A quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 19 June 2019 | 3 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

There are a few funny words in this week’s quiz. You’ll need to be on top of your sci-vocab if you want to score 5/5!

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Unsuccessful Moon lander still a winner News

by David Shaw, 15 April 2019 | 0 comments

Image of a rocket launching in a cloud of smoke and flames.

On Friday, a tiny spacecraft attempted to land on the Moon. It’s wasn’t from NASA or Roscosmos, or even China’s CNSA. The Beresheet Moon lander came from a small, not-for-profit company called SpaceIL, based in the tiny Middle Eastern country of Israel.

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Mapping the Moon Activity

by David Shaw, 31 May 2018 | 3 comments

Photograph of the face of the Moon

You’ve seen it over and over again, but how well do you know the Moon? We’ve got a handy Moon map to help show you around. Pick a time to head outside at night and see if you can find these features on the face of the Moon.

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A wiggly photo shoot for the Moon News

by David Shaw, 19 July 2017 | 0 comments

A wiggly photo of a cratered surface.

If humans return to the Moon, they will need good maps. Luckily, one plucky little spacecraft has been making them. For the past seven years, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has been painstakingly photographing almost all of the Moon’s surface. But the mission has not always gone to plan.

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