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John C. Mather: Quiz


Question 1: Mather is also the project scientist for the ________, a space telescope to be launched to L2 no earlier than 2013.
Hubble Space TelescopeKepler MissionSolar and Heliospheric ObservatoryJames Webb Space Telescope

Question 2: 1994 ________, honoris causa, Swarthmore College
Academic degreeDoctor of PhilosophyDoctorateDoctor of Science

Question 3: 1990 NASA ________ John C.
Near Earth NetworkSpace NetworkWallops Flight FacilityGoddard Space Flight Center

Question 4: 1974 ________ (Physics), University of California, Berkeley
Academic degreeDoctor of PhilosophyPostgraduate educationDoctorate

Question 5: This work helped cement the big-bang theory of the universe using the Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite (________).
Wide-field Infrared Survey ExplorerPlanck (spacecraft)Cosmic Background ExplorerWilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe

Question 6: the black body form and ________ of the cosmic microwave background radiation."

Question 7: 1974-76 (NRC Postdoctoral Fellow), ________ Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Cornell UniversityNew York UniversityRutgers UniversityColumbia University

Question 8: August 7, 1946, Roanoke, Virginia) is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his work on ________ with George Smoot.
Planck (spacecraft)Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy ProbeCosmic Background ExplorerWide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

Question 9: 1991 ________ Trophy
National Air and Space MuseumSmithsonian Institution BuildingSmithsonian InstitutionHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Question 10: Mather is a senior astrophysicist at the U.S. space agency's (NASA) ________ in Maryland and adjunct professor of physics at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Wallops Flight FacilityGoddard Space Flight CenterNear Earth NetworkSpace Network


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