Hard Science & Technology Quiz


1 - How was the NASA probe Climate Orbiter lost in 1999?

2 - Given the following standard phase diagram (temperature vs pressure) of compound y, what phase or phases of matter are present at point x?

3 - Which extra solar planet is currently known as orbiting a brown dwarf?

4 - What are the four fundamental interactions between particles?

5 - What does 'SAS' stand for (when related to computer hard disks)?

6 - What is a Lagrange point?

7 - Sikhote-Alin is a well-known name to Space enthusiasts. But who or what was he/ she / it?

8 - How many planets can be seen with normal 20/20 vision, unaided by telescopes, and unhindered by light polution?

9 - What is a perfect number?

10 - What does EPROM stand for (in relation to computers)?

11 - Who was the only US Astronaut to fly aboard Gemini, Apollo and the STS (Shuttle), including two maiden flights?

12 - Which of these is an example of an extremophile?

13 - For research in what field did Paul C. Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield win the Nobel prize of Medicine in 2003?

14 - What is the name of the largest known cellestial body belonging to the Solar system that lies beyond the orbit of Pluto?

15 - What was the diametre of the biggest Kamtchatka crab found?

16 - What potential source of danger to space travellers was discovered by this Scientist?

17 - Which of the following are all leptons?

18 - Which element was named after the country 'Cyprus'?

19 - What are the craters on Venus named after?

20 - What is the number phi equal to?