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(Mother Nature Network)   Other than Uranus, how well do you know your planets? (Quiz)   (mnn.com) divider line 72
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2013-12-19 02:46:20 AM  
16/16 - but then I was a bog-standard science geek when I was a kid.
 
2013-12-19 02:52:09 AM  

thisispete: 16/16 - but then I was a bog-standard science geek when I was a kid.


cracked me up with their SUPER hard question that was NOT answered pluto ... LOL
 
2013-12-19 03:40:22 AM  
15/16

Apparently I forgot what Uranus looks like in the visible spectrum.

/ba-dum-tssssh
 
2013-12-19 04:40:49 AM  
Uranus is much colder than I had anticipated.  I will have to take special precautions before visiting Uranus.
 
2013-12-19 04:46:33 AM  
16/16   now if i could only do so well on Fark quizzes.
 
2013-12-19 05:05:12 AM  
15/16.  I overthought the question about which planet had a solid iron core.  Oops.  Oh well.  Earf sucks anyway.  I'd rather be on Risa.
 
2013-12-19 05:19:02 AM  

Thurston Howell: 15/16

Apparently I forgot what Uranus looks like in the visible spectrum.

/ba-dum-tssssh


well duh, you close your eyes when going in deep.
 
2013-12-19 05:20:28 AM  

syrynxx: Uranus is much colder than I had anticipated.  I will have to take special precautions before visiting Uranus.


NO GORRAM ICYHOT.
 
2013-12-19 05:25:03 AM  

syrynxx: Uranus is much colder than I had anticipated.  I will have to take special precautions before visiting Uranus.


img.fark.net
 
2013-12-19 05:27:49 AM  
I got 16/16, anyone who got less should feel ashamed.
 
2013-12-19 05:34:00 AM  
This quiz is like the easy level in minesweeper.
 
2013-12-19 05:59:48 AM  
perfect...nice. i smrt.
 
2013-12-19 06:14:42 AM  
FTA "Jupiter is known for its iconic Great Red Spot, a massive storm that is more than 20 miles across."

Yeah, no. You must be thinking of the the tiny red speck.
 
2013-12-19 06:15:38 AM  

Thurston Howell: 15/16

Apparently I forgot what Uranus looks like in the visible spectrum.

/ba-dum-tssssh


Looks a lot like Venus, at least in photos they lift off Wikipedia.  Through the 14-16" telescopes I usually point at it, it looks like not much at all.

/Uranus has more dimension and is easier to tell apart from stars.
//Everything closer than Uranus is a cakewalk.
 
2013-12-19 06:31:46 AM  

dbirchall: Thurston Howell: 15/16

Apparently I forgot what Uranus looks like in the visible spectrum.

/ba-dum-tssssh

Looks a lot like Venus, at least in photos they lift off Wikipedia.   Through the 14-16" telescopes I usually point at it, it looks like not much at all.

/Uranus has more dimension and is easier to tell apart from stars.
//Everything closer than Uranus is a cakewalk.


I bet... holy crap.  I've got a tiny little 6" Schmidt-Cassegrain.  I mean, it's nice and all, but damn, 16"...  Specs?  Astropics?

\I realize that the childish among us might snicker at the innuendo my comment might imply.  I do not laugh.  I usually sob.
\\*rimshot*
 
2013-12-19 06:56:17 AM  
The quiz gives two different lengths for the Mercurian year.

16/16
 
2013-12-19 07:03:21 AM  

somemoron: \I realize that the childish among us might snicker at the innuendo my comment might imply. I do not laugh. I usually sob.


Hell, the last refractor I used at college was only a 16". It was good enough to see the Horsehead Nebula in Orion's belt with my naked eye.  There is something incredibly cool about seeing pictures of it and knowing that photons from that nebula have hit my retina.

Then my astrophysicist friend sends me this tonight about her homemade telescope:
telescope tube is bigger than a hot water heater
 
2013-12-19 07:05:30 AM  
static.neatoshop.com
 
2013-12-19 07:06:09 AM  

Thurston Howell: 15/16

Apparently I forgot what Uranus looks like in the visible spectrum.

/ba-dum-tssssh


Not your fault.  Uranus and Neptune look a lot alike in the visible spectrum.

/ 15 of 16 too
// very bitter about the second to last question
/// stupid quiz anyway
 
2013-12-19 07:12:55 AM  

aerojockey: This quiz is like the easy level in minesweeper.


Exactly.
 
2013-12-19 07:25:17 AM  

dbirchall: Looks a lot like Venus, at least in photos they lift off Wikipedia.  Through the 14-16" telescopes I usually point at it, it looks like not much at all.

/Uranus has more dimension and is easier to tell apart from stars.
//Everything closer than Uranus is a cakewalk.


You have cool toys.  You should share some cool pics!


Muta: Not your fault.  Uranus and Neptune look a lot alike in the visible spectrum.


I know, right?  Not like I google for Uranus pics all day

/Just part of the day.
 
2013-12-19 07:29:11 AM  
Uranus has rings around it.

/true story
 
2013-12-19 07:30:51 AM  

sjcousins: FTA "Jupiter is known for its iconic Great Red Spot, a massive storm that is more than 20 miles across."

Yeah, no. You must be thinking of the the tiny red speck.


Are you saying that the Great Red Spot is less than 20 miles across?

/ 16/16
 
2013-12-19 07:41:41 AM  
16/16 - However, I am a member of the The Planetary Society so I am sort of interested in these things.
 
2013-12-19 07:50:49 AM  
16/16 as well.

Isn't this pretty much everything you learned in school?
 
2013-12-19 08:01:53 AM  
I gotta tell you, one big off-white ball (Uranus) looks pretty much like another (Venus). Other than that, and the one that requires you to have your Greek and Roman mythological names sorted, I'd expect most elementary school kids to be able to answer these. I'll have to run it by my kids later.
 
2013-12-19 08:12:30 AM  

jfarkinB: I gotta tell you, one big off-white ball (Uranus) looks pretty much like another (Venus).


No, Venus is off-white, tending towards yellowish.  Uranus is pale greenish-blue.  Neptune is blue.
 
2013-12-19 08:12:44 AM  
"You scored 16 out of 16. You are a planetary wizard! Nicely done."

/What do I win?
 
2013-12-19 08:32:07 AM  

Cybernetic: "You scored 16 out of 16. You are a planetary wizard! Nicely done."

/What do I win?


An animated gif of a puppy catching a ball.

/ puppy/16
 
2013-12-19 08:38:14 AM  

dittybopper: jfarkinB: I gotta tell you, one big off-white ball (Uranus) looks pretty much like another (Venus).

No, Venus is off-white, tending towards yellowish.   Uranus is pale greenish-blue.  Neptune is blue.


You might want to get that looked at.
 
2013-12-19 08:44:27 AM  
I am apparently very good at everything except knowing what color the outer planets are. 13. Slightly embarrassed.
 
2013-12-19 08:45:37 AM  

Thurston Howell: dittybopper: jfarkinB: I gotta tell you, one big off-white ball (Uranus) looks pretty much like another (Venus).

No, Venus is off-white, tending towards yellowish.   Uranus is pale greenish-blue.  Neptune is blue.

You might want to get that looked at.


I didn't say Myanus.
 
2013-12-19 08:48:45 AM  
I think most 3rd graders could answer all those questions correctly.
 
2013-12-19 09:01:17 AM  
Mercury is the quickest planet, taking only 116 Earth days to make its way around the sun.

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and completes its yearly orbit in just 88 Earth days.


Well, which is it?
 
2013-12-19 09:03:38 AM  

SuperChuck: Mercury is the quickest planet, taking only 116 Earth days to make its way around the sun.

Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and completes its yearly orbit in just 88 Earth days.

Well, which is it?


88 if it gets on the express train; 116 if it has to take the local.
 
2013-12-19 09:06:22 AM  
I'm really really hoping that's not their "difficult" test. That was embarrassing easy.

web.mit.edu
 
2013-12-19 09:29:02 AM  

Thurston Howell: 15/16

Apparently I forgot what Uranus looks like in the visible spectrum.

/ba-dum-tssssh


Yeah, featureless opaque atmospheres look a lot like featureless opaque atmospheres.  Venus got me.
 
2013-12-19 09:48:38 AM  
Hmmm. I thought scientists had got together and decided to rename Uranus back in 1997.

Isn't it now called Urectum?

...futurama
 
2013-12-19 09:50:32 AM  

indarwinsshadow: Urectum?


I hardly knew 'em!
 
2013-12-19 10:13:50 AM  
15/16 because I accidentally clicked the wrong answer on one.
 
2013-12-19 10:22:46 AM  
Jupiter is the third-brightest object in the sky, behind the moon and Venus, and can project enough light to cast a shadow on Earth.

Fourth brightest. How can you forget the freakin' Sun?
 
2013-12-19 10:22:54 AM  
Question 17:

Which planet starts with "J" and ends with "upiter"?
 
2013-12-19 10:25:24 AM  
This quiz reminds me of the 'are you smarter than a fifth grader' questions...but at the kindergarten level.
 
2013-12-19 10:26:27 AM  
*cough*pluto*cough*
 
2013-12-19 10:35:10 AM  
15/16 - missed the "Ice Giant" question - honestly never heard that term applied to Uranus.


/It's funny cuz I said anus.
 
2013-12-19 10:37:45 AM  

cynicalminion: syrynxx: Uranus is much colder than I had anticipated.  I will have to take special precautions before visiting Uranus.

[img.fark.net image 467x700]


aaannnnnnd that explains why I've never seen Nathan Fillion with a girlfriend....NTTAWWT

I'm sure he had a girlfriend...same one Jeremy Renner has...in Canada...you've never met her.
 
2013-12-19 10:41:27 AM  

flaminio: Jupiter is the third-brightest object in the sky, behind the moon and Venus, and can project enough light to cast a shadow on Earth.

Fourth brightest. How can you forget the freakin' Sun?


Most don't generally include the Sun because of how stupidly obvious it is.
 
2013-12-19 10:42:42 AM  
16/16 I am a wizard.
 
2013-12-19 10:42:54 AM  
16/16.  That was an easy quiz.
 
2013-12-19 10:56:47 AM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: cynicalminion: syrynxx: Uranus is much colder than I had anticipated.  I will have to take special precautions before visiting Uranus.

[img.fark.net image 467x700]

aaannnnnnd that explains why I've never seen Nathan Fillion with a girlfriend....NTTAWWT

I'm sure he had a girlfriend...same one Jeremy Renner has...in Canada...you've never met her.


img.fark.netimg.fark.net
 
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