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The Hindu Science Quiz: Moon, caves and India’s own space station

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1. U.S. space agency NASA has been given a deadline of 2024 to return humans to the Moon. How different will its Moon mission be this time?

1. India's space agency ISRO has announced that it would look to set up its own space station after reaching an important milestone in 2022. Which milestone is ISRO talking about?

1. Oumuamua, “the first object from another star system found passing through our solar system”, was in the news recently

1. What is speleology?

1. A 210,000-year-old skull fragment found in Greece could “reset the human migration clock”, scientists say. What is significant about the find?

1. What is quantum tunnelling?

1. A new theory has proposed that the Moon emerged from a massive, donut-shaped cloud of a vapourised rock, and residual ball of spinning liquid rock eventually settled to form the Earth. What is the name of the vapourised rock?

1. We all know what is Moore’s Law is all about. Now, what does Eroom’s Law describe?

1. What is Necrotizing Fasciitis?

1. The Indian centre of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), whose research won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics is likely to come up at...

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The Hindu Science Quiz: Moon, caves and India’s own space station

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