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To help me in understanding this procedure, I read the fifth chapter of THE DETERMINATION OF ORBITS by A. D. Dubyago,...
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HELPFUL DESCRIPTIONS. a : semimajor axis For elliptical orbits, the semimajor axis is half the length of the...
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Next year the Hyabusa spacecraft will return to Earth from the asteroid Itokawa. Inspired by this, you are required...
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I would be grateful if someone could point me to a description of how a sphere of freely infalling matter ---- say...
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I have been thinking about this for a few weeks and can not come up with an answer. As I understand it a black hole is...
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A very basic question (I hope this is the right place for it). A distant star emits, say, a high-energy x-ray. Due...
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In terms of physical dimensional size, what are the measurements a black hole must fit in order for it to actually...
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If Gravity is constantly pulling galaxies toward each other, why are they accelerating away from each other???...
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Two citations referenced by Wikipedia with respect to General Relativity models for spinless charged neutron stars,...
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Consider, if it were the case, that the plasma torus left in Io's path as it orbits Jupiter followed the same orbital...
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Earth has a tilt to it about 23.439281° to -23.439281° from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. The tilt...
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When two black holes collide, do the singularities orbit each other, does one evaporate into the other, or is...
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Could somone explain in simple terms the Strong Equivalence Principle and give some sort of example. I now the weaker...
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I'm doing an undergraduate research project this term on some modified theories of gravity, and I need some...
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I need science fair ideas... and quick! I love math and the universe so this was the first place I came looking for...
Sep28-09 06:03 PM
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Dear all I've read that some "Multiverse" theories suggest that there are infinite number of universes .. But they...
Sep27-09 09:59 PM
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I am having a hard time thinking about the perservation of the second law of thermodynamics in black holes. If we...
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If a neutron star accumulate materials from its companion star ,then it's mass exceeded Tolman–Oppenheimer–Volkoff...
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Stars eventually die because they use up their fuel right? If all of this fuel was to be used up, would there be no...
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I have just came up with the following idea which can, with the proper equipment and technology, be applied in space...
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I'm wondering how realistic it is for a 50 solar mass star to have a core temperature of 3.14*(10^7) K. This isn't...
Sep23-09 06:15 AM
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I understand that astronomers often locate planets orbiting other stars. They do this by detecting the "wobble" of a...
Sep21-09 05:49 PM
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consider two planets, planet X and planet Y with masses, Mx and My separated with distance, D and they orbits about...
Sep20-09 11:28 AM
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Hi, I'm a writer and I've just started researching a story about astronomy. I'm not a physicist (actually I'm a...
Sep20-09 12:11 AM
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That is, does gravity travel instantaneously? Have we ever been able to measure the speed with which 'gravity travels'?
Sep17-09 08:15 PM
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I've just started learning about Hubble, Red shifts, and how we measure the universe's expansion. It seems that he...
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The general theory of relativity leads to the conclusion that the fabric of space time is ever expanding . This has...
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Do any of you know which article(s) are used to do the "expected" rotation curve for galaxies, that always seem to be...
Sep16-09 12:37 PM
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How do we determinate the mass of stars (or planet) in other solar systems?
Sep16-09 03:28 AM
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Like the title says, I'm wondering what exactly is the definition for radio luminosity. A search on Google doesn't...
Sep15-09 09:00 PM
1 2,504 Video lecture by Eliot Quataert, a young guy at UC Berkeley expert on GRBs. He brings the...
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Hi again :) I need some help in a not difficult question (I hope). I would like to know how other planets can...
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I was wondering about the possible surface g of this giant rocky planet, and I found this one origin hypothesis on...
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I understand some of the basic concepts of curved space, flat, positive, negative, spheres, saddles, etc. In flat...
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How does one convert measurements in radio astronomical terms to temperature (Kelvin)? Specifically: Penzias &...
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Let say gravity suddenly decreased 10%, - for instance due to tidal friction etc... How fast would a planet...
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Coalescent of two white dwarfs can produce supernova? What kinds of supernova?
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In the perception of General Relativity a Black hole can form in wich anything (including light) is trapped inside the...
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The 'measurement' of the radial expansion of the moon's orbit is 3.8 cm/yr...
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How many neutrino emission mechanism, that causes the cooling of star, are there in neutron star? And How, what...
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Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia The Shapiro time delay effect, or gravitational time delay effect, is one of the...
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I'm trying to understand the mathematical methods of computing the atmospheric trajectory of a meteor for two or more...
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