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Quiz on THE UNIVERSE

Answer the following

  1. Name the only day named after a planet.
  2. What science deals with the structure of the Universe and its origin?
  3. Which is the only clock-wise rotating planet?
  4. What is a Supernova?
  5. Where is the Sea of Tranquility?

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ANSWERS

  1. Saturday
  2. Cosmology
  3. Venus
  4. It is an explosion of a star. It is the largest explosion that takes place in space.
  5. The Moon

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FACT FILE

Brahmagupta

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Brahmagupta was an accomplished Indian astronomer and mathematician. He was born in 598 and died c.665. He had a profound and direct influence on Islamic and Byzantine astronomy. His fame rests mainly on his ‘Brahma Sphuta Siddhanta’ – Correctly Established Doctrine of Brahma. It was translated into Arabic in Baghdad in 771 and had impacted Islamic Math and Astronomy.

He also wrote ‘Khandakhadyaka’ [A Piece Eatable] an astronomical handbook that employed Aryabhata’s system of starting each day at midnight. Besides astronomy, he was a great mathematician and laid the foundation for algorithms, equations and mensuration in arithmetic and algebra. He was the first to define zero.

Quiz-on THE UNIVERSE
  • No one knows how old Saturn’s rings are.
  • Neptune has supersonic winds.
  • The Universe is filled with invisible stuff.
  • The Universe is getting bigger.

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