Thunder Quiz 3: The Universe
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This quiz is about the universe. A topic dear to all of our hearts. Good luck. The universe is a very strange place indeed.
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Question 1 of 10
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Science tells us that for every atom of matter there is an atom of antimatter. When they meet, they annihilate each other in a flash of energy. But for some reason, almost everything everything we encounter in the universe is comprised of matter. Antimatter seems to be rare.
Science also tells us that it could very well be the other way around. That is, we could live in an antimatter universe with antimatter bodies and cars and iPhones. But if antimatter was the predominate type of matter in the universe what would be the difference(s)?
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What percentage of the ocean bottom is unexplored?
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What is the scientific name of the star at the center of our solar system?
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Let’s let Pluto be a planet again for the duration of this quiz. So, if Pluto is a planet, is it the only outer planet made of solid material?
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There is a diamond somewhere out there in the universe that is 10 billion trillion trillion carats. (that’s really big)Correct
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Why can’t we see back to the Big Bang?
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If the outer planets are “gas giants,” and not made of solid material, could you fly straight through them in a spaceship?Correct
You can’t fly through a gas giant because the enormous pressures within it would crush you. Remember, something (gravity) is keeping those spheres held together. The pressure inside of Jupiter is around 650 million pounds per square inch!
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When the dinosaurs existed, a day lasted only 23 hours.
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The Milky Way galaxy is whirling rapidly, spinning our sun and all its other stars around at around 62 million miles an hour.
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