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News Quiz 01/09

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1. A new study has changed what scientists believe is the color of which planets in our solar system?
a. Uranus and Neptune
b. Neptune and Saturn
c. Venus and Pluto
d. Mercury and Venus

2. What is the name of the new Utah highway that opened this weekend?
a. Northern Utah Highway
b. National Parks Parkway
c. West Davis Highway
d. East Weber Highway

3. What airline experienced a grounded flight after a window blew out mid-flight?
a. American Airlines
b. Alaska Airlines
c. Delta Airlines
d. Southwest Airlines

4. The city of Paris recently named a street after which music legend?
a. Michael Jackson
b. Elvis Presley
c. David Bowie
d. Elton John

1. The answer is A, Uranus and Neptune. According to KSL, a new study conducted by scientists at the University of Oxford shows that Uranus and Neptune’s colors are slightly different from what Voyager 2 captured decades ago. Their study found that the two planets are actually very similar in color instead of the deep blue Neptune and the light blue Uranus that was previously accepted.

2. The answer is C, West Davis Highway. According to The Standard, the West Davis Highway held its grand opening on Jan. 6. The highway was built to reduce congestion on I-15 between Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah.

3. The answer is B, Alaska Airlines. According to NPR, on Jan. 5, a flight had to ground at the Portland International Airport after a window blew out mid-flight. No injuries were reported and the seat adjacent to the window was empty.

4. The answer is C, David Bowie. According to AP News, the city of Paris has “immortalized” the late singer by naming a street after him in the Southeast.

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