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Understanding the universe
 

Understanding the universe  

created by 17spendif… on 28 Mar 18, enabled by MWAPOLENI
Hard level (63% of success)    30 questions - 4 players
 
1
What did Penzias and Wilson discover in 1964?
   
   
   
2
At what time after the Big Bang did the first star begin to shine?
   
   
   
   
   
3
What is the name given to the interval between the Big Bang and the point at which a time line of events can be started?
   
   
   
   
   
4
In what year did Hubble find evidence for the Big Bang?
   
   
   
   
   
5
How much of the matter in the universe might be dark matter?
   
   
   
   
   
6
What makes an apple fall from a tree?
   
   
   
   
   
7
How many laws of motion did Newton put forward?
   
   
   
   
   
8
What other field of physics was Newton involved in?
   
   
   
   
9
Which Newtonian law explains the recoil of a gun?
   
   
   
   
   
10
What are the three main components of a galaxy?
   
   
   
   
   
11
Which of these is a type of galaxy?
   
   
   
   
   
12
True or false? - A yellow star is older than a blue one.
   
   
13
How many stars are there in the Milky Way?
   
   
   
   
14
The brightest star in the sky has three different names. Which of these is one of them?
   
   
   
   
   
15
In which larger constellation will you find the Big Dipper?
   
   
   
   
   
16
What unit is used to measure the distances between stars?
   
   
   
   
   
17
Which element is transformed into helium, there providing the energy of a young star?
   
   
   
   
   
18
What does a red giant turn into as it dies?
   
   
   
   
   
19
How much bigger than the Earth is the Sun (in diameter)?
   
   
   
   
20
What is the more popular name for the Aurora Borealis?
   
   
   
   
   
21
Which planet is also called the Evening Star?
   
   
   
   
   
22
Which is the biggest planet in the solar system?
   
   
   
   
23
Apart from Earth, which planet could have the potential to support life?
   
   
   
   
   
24
What are Ceres, Eris and Pluto known as?
   
   
   
   
   
25
How long does it take Encke's comet to go around the Sun?
   
   
   
   
   
26
A meteorite is a chip off what celestial object?
   
   
   
   
27
The speed of light is approximately :
   
   
   
28
According to relativity, when astronauts return from space, they are ______________________ they would have been if they had stayed at home?
   
   
   
29
In which year did Albert Einstein die?
   
   
   
   
   
30
What is the atomic number of an element?
   
   
   
   
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Q14 Sirius = dog star

 
7 June 18
Thanks for that!

29 March 18