Science Current Affairs Quiz presents the facts and data of latest developments in the field of science, technology and environment. Wide range of questions on scientific development and inventions is always asked from this segment in the competitive exams. Science Current Affairs quiz for May 2013 will help you in the preparation for NDA, CDS, Bank PO, MBA, NABARD, RBI, Railway, SSC, Civil Services and other Exams.
1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is looking forward to lease out the historic launch pad in Florida. For what purpose was this launch pad used?
a) For the first moon mission and by the Atlantis Shuttle
b) By the Kennedy Space Centre commercial purposes
c) For carrying the astronauts to distant destinations
d) For International Space Station purposes
Answer: (a) For the first moon mission and by the Atlantis Shuttle
2. Name the only satellite of Ecuador that collided with the Russian rocket debris which was launched 30 years ago.
c) None of these
d) Pegaso (Pegasus)
Answer: (d) Pegaso (Pegasus)
3. The University Science Instrumentation Centre at Mangalagangotri and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for what purpose?
a) Research on volcanic activities
b) Research on radioactivity
c) Research on uranium activities
d) Research on power production
Answer: (b) Research on radioactivity
4. Which Russian Capsule filled with 45 mice and 15 newts along with other animals returned from a month’s long mission in Orbit on 19 May 2013?
a) Orenburg Capsule
c) Bion-M craft
d) None of these
Answer: (c) Bion-M craft
5. Astronomers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory discovered a cluster of __________ clouds between our two nearby galaxies- Triangulum (M33) and Andromeda (M31).
Answer: (d) Hydrogen