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2008-03-26 03:39:29 PM
5/10

KHAAANNNN!!
 
2008-03-26 03:43:56 PM
10/10. Not hard.
 
2008-03-26 03:45:31 PM
10/10
i predict the rings one is where people will get tripped up
 
2008-03-26 03:45:58 PM
6/10

He's dead, Jim!
 
2008-03-26 03:46:30 PM
6/10 Your Rank: NASA Intern

Does this mean I can get a raise now?
 
2008-03-26 03:49:18 PM
I screwed up the rings question.
 
2008-03-26 03:49:45 PM
The Soviets put a spacecraft on the moon in 1959. The question didn't define 'landing' or specify 'manned'.
 
2008-03-26 03:50:31 PM
albo: i predict the rings one is where people will get tripped up

I took a guess and missed it by THAT much.
 
2008-03-26 03:51:10 PM
5/10

Damn it, Jim!
 
2008-03-26 03:56:44 PM
albo: 10/10
i predict the rings one is where people will get tripped up


farking Neptune.
 
2008-03-26 04:05:25 PM
9/10, ring question got me.
 
2008-03-26 04:10:37 PM
Isotope: albo: 10/10
i predict the rings one is where people will get tripped up

farking Neptune.


I got Neptune, it was Jupiter that hosed me.
 
2008-03-26 04:20:32 PM
8/10 missed the rings & the expanding universe ones

Forgot Neptune

Rings around Uranus was a given considering the general poor hygene around here...
 
2008-03-26 04:22:03 PM
7 / 10 Your Rank: NASA Intern
You're almost there, flyboy.

Got the ring one, missed the number of stars one, the black hole one, and the expansion one.

Stupid stars.
 
2008-03-26 04:24:27 PM
8/10

I knew more than one planet had rings but I expected the quiz ppl to be retards looking for the answer 1 anyway. I wouldn't have said 4 though so it makes no difference. Thought it was three....

I also missed the How many starts in our galaxy... who knew a bazillion-gazillion would be the RIGHT answer?
 
2008-03-26 04:25:15 PM
starts = stars
 
2008-03-26 04:31:31 PM
Isotope: albo: 10/10
i predict the rings one is where people will get tripped up

farking Neptune.


8/10, I forgot Uranus.
 
2008-03-26 04:37:21 PM
5/10. Rats!

Space... the final frontier.

These are the voyages of the Starship Boobyprize. Its five year mission: to sell T-shirts, toy phasers, plastic communicators, and anything else we can think of. To seek out new life in old plots and complications. TO BOLDLY GO WHERE EVERYONE HAS GONE BEFORE!
 
2008-03-26 04:45:47 PM
Lorelle: 5/10. Rats!

Space... the final frontier.

These are the voyages of the Starship Boobyprize. Its five year mission: to sell T-shirts, toy phasers, plastic communicators, and anything else we can think of. To seek out new life in old plots and complications. TO BOLDLY GO WHERE EVERYONE HAS GONE BEFORE!


Quick...Mr...Spock. Take us to...the...rings...around...Uranus

haha...haha...don't give me that look you...elfish twit...
 
2008-03-26 04:47:37 PM
10/10

Went to the Museum of Science many, many times.
 
2008-03-26 04:49:47 PM
Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
A sun that is the source of all our power.

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'.

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side.
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,
But out by us, it's just three thousand light years wide.

We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.
We go 'round every two hundred million years,
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is.

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.
 
2008-03-26 04:54:00 PM
9/10

Didn't get the rings one. Oh well.

/it would be better if it asked you to calculate redshifts.
 
2008-03-26 05:13:26 PM
9/10, but I missed the number of stars one. DUUUUHHHHHH
 
2008-03-26 05:17:46 PM
10/10

Helps to have Discovery's Science Channel on speed-dial every Tuesday
 
2008-03-26 05:43:01 PM
10/10, but I wild-assed-guessed the first one.
 
wee [TotalFark]
2008-03-26 05:57:47 PM
9/10. I've never heard of "dark energy" before...
 
2008-03-26 06:02:18 PM
Cagey B: 9/10, but I missed the number of stars one. DUUUUHHHHHH

Ditto. I was even a big enough nerd to go to Space Camp. Twice.
 
2008-03-26 06:08:33 PM
13/10. I got the extra credit.
 
2008-03-26 06:27:51 PM
Solon Isonomia: Cagey B: 9/10, but I missed the number of stars one. DUUUUHHHHHH

Ditto. I was even a big enough nerd to go to Space Camp. Twice.


I always wanted to go to Space Camp.

You, sir, are my new hero.
 
2008-03-26 06:29:08 PM
digirom.potsdam.edu
 
2008-03-26 06:31:03 PM
Cagey B: I always wanted to go to Space Camp.

You, sir, are my new hero.


'twas fun, but upon reflection it's rather obvious that the college age kids running the program were just phoning it in.
 
2008-03-26 07:05:11 PM
Question 2 is wrong!

(It asks when we first landed on the moon, not when we first landed HUMANS on the moon.)
 
2008-03-26 07:05:55 PM
8/10

/MEEEEEEEEEE!
 
2008-03-26 07:07:42 PM
Solon Isonomia: Cagey B: I always wanted to go to Space Camp.

You, sir, are my new hero.

'twas fun, but upon reflection it's rather obvious that the college age kids running the program were just phoning it in.


When do college-age kids running a program NOT phone it in?
 
2008-03-26 07:11:23 PM
 
2008-03-26 07:15:29 PM
Kyosuke: Question 2 is wrong!

(It asks when we first landed on the moon, not when we first landed HUMANS on the moon.)


We're whalers on the moon,
We carry a harpoon,
But there ain't no whales,
So we tell tall tales,
And sing our whaling tune!

/ 10/10
 
2008-03-26 07:19:18 PM
8 / 10

Your Rank: NASA Intern
You're almost there, flyboy.
 
2008-03-26 07:21:41 PM
Kyosuke: Question 2 is wrong!

(It asks when we first landed on the moon, not when we first landed HUMANS on the moon.)


That depends on semantics. Does "we" mean the Human Race, i.e. first manned landing, or does "we" mean the U.S. since it's a U.S. based website? Or does "we" mean any piece of equipment humans manage to send up?

I don't think an unmanned craft counts as "we" since there were none of "them" on board. them = people
 
2008-03-26 07:22:48 PM
7/10. Not bad.
 
2008-03-26 07:27:53 PM
I misread the answers on the first question. Was off by one on the rings too. :(

/Ashamed 'cos I work in space science and these were "easy" questions by work standards.
//Did better on the general cosmology stuff. Looking at all those supernovae musta helped!
 
2008-03-26 07:28:24 PM
10/10

Way too easy. And I'm a girl.
 
2008-03-26 07:37:39 PM
Memorizing trivia for Brain Bowl always helps, especially when you're the science person on the team.

During the regional championship, in the final round that was to decide 1st and 2nd place, a question came up where I completely scared the other team. The guy asking the question started, "Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9-" and that's when I interrupted and said Jupiter, and got it right. It was a complete guess as to what the question was asking, though, because it could have very well been "-hit Jupiter in what year?" or "-broke into how many pieces?" or something like that. But, I got lucky. Our team still lost though because our history guy was having a bad round.

/Came back later to win state.
 
2008-03-26 07:44:49 PM
9/10


/Stupid Jupiter.
 
2008-03-26 07:45:14 PM
Wollffeey: Memorizing trivia for Brain Bowl always helps, especially when you're the science person on the team.

During the regional championship, in the final round that was to decide 1st and 2nd place, a question came up where I completely scared the other team. The guy asking the question started, "Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9-" and that's when I interrupted and said Jupiter, and got it right. It was a complete guess as to what the question was asking, though, because it could have very well been "-hit Jupiter in what year?" or "-broke into how many pieces?" or something like that. But, I got lucky. Our team still lost though because our history guy was having a bad round.

/Came back later to win state.


You know you're a nerd when this kind of thing evokes more memories of high school than the teacher-sex thread down the page. Excelsior to you.
 
2008-03-26 07:46:27 PM
10/10
Thank you astrophysics professor!
Fire all phasers!
 
2008-03-26 07:46:52 PM
10/10.

/science nerd
 
2008-03-26 07:48:56 PM
10/10

The quiz is kind of crappy though. Some of their explanation were wrong. For example:

Saturn is the second biggest planet, but it's also the lightest planet. If there was a bathtub big enough to hold Saturn, it would float in the water (yes, that means it's less dense than water)!

Its the least DENSE planet, not the lightest. Its actually the second most massive planet.
 
TSE
2008-03-26 07:53:30 PM
10/10
 
2008-03-26 07:56:58 PM
10/10, first shot.

/nerd
 
2008-03-26 07:59:30 PM
Majick Thise: I also missed the How many starts in our galaxy... who knew a bazillion-gazillion would be the RIGHT answer?

It was phrased as "100 thousand million" because the British-English word "billion" and the American-English word "billion" are different amounts.

IIRC, British-English "billion" is kind of like "bi-million," or a million million (American-English "trillion").
 
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