Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Questions and Answers (8-13-2023)

Question 1: The Perseid meteors are made up of what material?

  • Asteroids and dark matter
  • Ice and rock
  • Plasma and gas

Correct Answer: Ice and rock

Fact: Meteors are the particles and chunks left over from shattered asteroids that rush through space. When they collide with our atmosphere, they disintegrate in a colorful, fiery light display.

Question 2: What is the difference between a meteor, a meteorite, and a meteoroid?

  • Weight
  • Flavor
  • Size

Correct Answer: Size

Fact: Prepare to be amazed—these three are different phases of the same object! It works like this: A meteoroid speeds through space until it enters the atmosphere, burning away as a meteor and impacting the ground as a meteorite. Now say 'meteorite, meteor, meteoroid' three times fast.

Question 3: What is a minor planet that orbits the sun called?

  • Asteroid
  • Event horizon
  • Meteor

Correct Answer: Asteroid

Fact: Asteroids have ongoing orbits around the sun, while meteors are untethered, rushing through space until they collide with another object or burn up in a planet's atmosphere. This isn't the case with asteroids because they lack an atmosphere.

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