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Discoveries in Science

Giant germs, planetary pals, how well do you know your science news? Take our quiz.

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Giant germs, planetary pals, how well do you know your science news? Take our quiz.

1. The first solar system outside our own has been discovered. What star is this new solar system's sun?

  • Polaris
  • Upsilon Andromedae
  • Alpha Centauri

2. An Australian zoo recently celebrated the rare birth of baby duck-billed platypus twins. What is so unusual about platypuses?

  • They are egg-laying mammals.
  • The males give birth.
  • They are the only flying mammals.

3. A new superfast Japanese train has broken speed records in tests. How fast did it go?

  • 186 mph
  • 343 mph
  • 763 mph

4. In recent months several very well preserved child mummies have been discovered in what country?

  • Egypt
  • Guatemala
  • Argentina

5. In some muck off the coast of Namibia, researchers have found the largest bacterium ever discovered. Just how big is it?

  • As big as a mosquito.
  • As big as a poppy seed.
  • As big as an atom.

1. The first solar system outside our own has been discovered. What star is this new solar system's sun?
Upsilon Andromedae

2. An Australian zoo recently celebrated the rare birth of baby duck-billed platypus twins. What is so unusual about platypuses?
They are egg-laying mammals.

3. A new superfast Japanese train has broken speed records in tests. How fast did it go?
343 mph

4. In recent months several very well preserved child mummies have been discovered in what country?
Argentina

5. In some muck off the coast of Namibia, researchers have found the largest bacterium ever discovered. Just how big is it?
As big as a poppy seed.

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