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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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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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About gamma radiation bursts What if the bursts we observe are the light equivalent of a sonic boom? The energy...
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Theorically speaking, what force could stabilize a wormhole?
Feb15-06 07:17 AM
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i want to know what exactly happens when two black holes collide. in detail.
Feb15-06 09:04 AM
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Soon earth bound problems will curtail all asto physical experimentation, funding will be cut to next to nothing,...
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Try talking about astro phys to *the man in the street*, and there is no interest whatsoever, how can this be...
Feb16-06 08:43 AM
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ok, some stuff doesnt make sense to me, so i'll just sum up all i know... maybe it will clear things up, and i'll mark...
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The passage below is quotted from wikipedia: "The cycle between one maximum elongation and the next lasts 584 days....
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Hi everyone, How much of CS do astronomers need? What kinds of computer programs do they need to be proficient at?...
Feb23-06 01:43 AM
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Feb23-06 01:19 PM
George Jones
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I assume it is a sphere with "handles" stretching out from the side - somewhat like a galaxy as that is where I have...
Feb27-06 04:30 PM
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Hi, This is my first post and I am truly perplexed. I am reading principia in a class and it seems that newton has...
Feb28-06 08:55 AM
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Here's the idea: As one approaches the event horizon of a black hole, gravity increases, and time slows. The...
Mar4-06 02:56 PM
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Given the right ascension and declination of two objects in the sky. Is there a way to calculate the angle between...
Mar5-06 01:47 PM
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A Shocking Surprise in Stephan's Quintet The Spitzer Telescope views Stephan's Quintent. I remember reading a...
Mar6-06 06:52 AM
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String theory and black holes... Hi all, I have a question relating the linking of string (and M-theory) with...
Mar8-06 10:58 AM
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hi can the bolometric correction be calculated if all i know of a cepheid variables properties are its period? for...
Mar10-06 07:13 AM
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I do not understand why Globular clusters, with ages around 10 Gigayears, are so metal poor. Their stars are surely...
Mar12-06 05:04 AM
Soul Surfer
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I have been doing some thinking about the collapse process inside a rotating black hole. (I think that the probability...
Mar12-06 05:54 AM
Soul Surfer
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I was wondering if there is any info on the frequencies of individual galaxies?
Mar13-06 02:06 PM
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Mar13-06 07:13 PM
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Hi all. New guy here. I signed up for this forum for the specific purpose of asking this, since I can't reconcile the...
Mar14-06 08:47 AM
7 2,594 Authors: D.H.E.Gross Comments: 7 pages, 1 figure, presnted at XILV internat....
Mar14-06 11:35 AM
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Obivously, the direction of the rotation of a Spiral Galaxy depends on the vantage point from which you look at it. ...
Mar14-06 05:16 PM
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Ok this is kind of a weird question...but: Assuming that something on earth that is not moving is still in...
Mar14-06 08:06 PM
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As I understand it, it's all atomic material in the accretion disk of a big black hole, with very high orbital...
Mar16-06 02:57 PM
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How does one compute the tidal locking radius of say a planet on a putative moon its area? Is there a formula?...
Mar17-06 06:31 PM
rieman zeta
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excellent website According to the site, WMAP's results show that the...
Mar21-06 12:10 PM
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Hi, what is the highest redshift observed for any 'object' in the Universe? Also, is the Abell-lensed 'object'...
Mar21-06 01:02 PM
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To all: By memory I have seen in the literature the factor 1/6 when analytically discussing the retention of a...
Mar21-06 01:08 PM
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I read this recently, but did not understand how one calculates this, since I'm used to: Distance = Recessional...
Mar21-06 08:20 PM
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I've seen images of space many times in the media. Do the images that we see acurately depict the universe? Or are...
Mar22-06 01:24 AM
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I'm building a spacecraft attitude control simulation and I'm looking for some references to help me build a realistic...
Mar22-06 07:43 PM
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Does anybody know if it is even possible for a planetary moon to have a moon of its own orbiting it?
Mar23-06 12:48 AM
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i want to know, do we have a physics of this undefined term? as far as i can tell, the hypthesis is that dark matter...
Mar23-06 03:41 PM
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I remember my Astronomy teacher saying something to the effect that if you were in space and you had a book and you...
Mar26-06 08:47 AM
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Hello, I'm looking for some equations which describe the periodicity of sun's eclipse.
Mar29-06 02:48 PM
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I just came inside and I was wondering if any of you knew what that was? ...
Mar29-06 10:30 PM
Vincent Vega
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i like astrophysics so much!!!! But have particular interest in blackholes and whiteholes and the big bang!!! In...
Mar30-06 01:24 AM
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Supposing I started off with a particle, which I know exactly the state it is in, hence, it is in a pure state. And...
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