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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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Jul3-14 06:29 PM
marcus
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Hellfire requested that I post a list of classic papers that one could use for reference when trying to understand the...
Nov28-12 01:12 AM
stargazer3
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Hi Can someone explain why orbits are elliptical and not circular? Does elliptical orbits still follow the rules of...
Aug26-09 05:27 PM
DaveC426913
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Hello, I am new to this forum and this is my first thread! :) I would like to know how I can compute the Cartestian...
Aug25-09 12:47 PM
Andru10
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it is saidf that if you have a mass large enough, the gravity created by that mass is enough to warp space. Now people...
Aug25-09 08:23 AM
RJohns1
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When was the speed of light discovered? And what steps did he/she take to figure out what it was?
Aug24-09 10:51 PM
WhoWee
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So I took my telescope out last night and got to actually, really see Jupiter for the first time and it was amazing!...
Aug24-09 05:49 PM
tony873004
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I'm a science fiction writer, as yet unpublished. I really like to try to get as much of the science right as I can. ...
Aug24-09 05:46 PM
ideasrule
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Hi, For a research paper I'm in the process of writing, I need the list of all the radio pulsars located in the Large...
Aug24-09 01:12 PM
paperstars
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I've recently been pondering the following thought experiment: Assume that the Earth was to gain a large amount of...
Aug24-09 02:26 AM
Chronos
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Hello. This may seem like a somewhat trivial question and may be placed in the wrong subforum (sorry if it is), but...
Aug24-09 02:24 AM
C|S
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In a question is says that Brightness = Luminosity/4πr₂ (for a star). Procyon = 7L☉ and 11.41 light years as...
Aug22-09 09:52 PM
vbillej
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I was reading in a Scientific American an article called: "Misconceptions about the Big Bang" By Charles H. Lineweaver...
Aug22-09 03:15 PM
Ich
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Hi All A puzzle of the very distant future. Imagine a brown dwarf, about 0.02 solar masses and 0.1 solar radii....
Aug22-09 04:49 AM
qraal
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newtons universal constant is very complicated due to that i am new to modern earth science i searched on the net and...
Aug21-09 05:43 PM
flatmaster
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The Saturn V rocket for the Apollo missions had rocket reignition at stage 3 to boost speed from 28,160 km/h to...
Aug21-09 03:21 PM
creepypasta13
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If you were using a single radio telescope (not an interferometer) how could you tell whether a radio source was a...
Aug20-09 04:38 PM
jimgraber
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I have found some papers about strange observations in the earth gravity during total solar eclipses. There is a very...
Aug20-09 09:57 AM
Sorry!
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OK, I've been wondering, what's the significance of saying "speed of light in a vaccum" if lightspeed is a constant....
Aug20-09 02:54 AM
Chronos
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I saw some green lasers on dealextreme recently, they have units that go up to 200 mW:...
Aug19-09 09:22 PM
justwondering
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How efficient are the current auto-star systems?
Aug19-09 05:59 PM
Gear300
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if a star collapses in its all sides simultaneously, why it become a flat disk later? (as if it crunches to the...
Aug19-09 05:05 PM
meni ohana
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I apologize i do not know if this question makes practical sense i am only a person interested in physics, Is it...
Aug19-09 01:56 PM
AaronD
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I've been searching for hours and I've found nothing more than "because of the earth's revolution around the sun", so...
Aug18-09 08:46 PM
Wattever
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One of the outstanding questions I have in physics relates to scaling relations. Say you're presented with a...
Aug18-09 04:07 PM
bombadil
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I have never owned a telescope before (only 20x80 binoculars) and I am looking to buy one now. I have 600 dollars to...
Aug17-09 05:56 PM
chemisttree
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Are there any alternative theories/explanations of why light from distant galaxies is redshifted by an amount...
Aug16-09 01:30 PM
marcus
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Black holes, Time technically stops after the event horizon correct? So, Let's say, We had a string.. That cannot be...
Aug16-09 12:41 PM
Nabeshin
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Bigger stars are significantly brighter. That pushes back their Habitable Zones (HZs), where D2 ~ L, which makes them...
Aug15-09 05:38 PM
cristo
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I have heard that a significant coronal mass ejection or solar storm can knock out the power grid. Can such an event...
Aug14-09 10:50 AM
Creator
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Hi, in a lecture I was told that the cooling of neutron stars cannot happen via the 'direct' Urca process (beta...
Aug14-09 01:39 AM
Chronos
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My astronomy book tried saying that the moon is spinning into outer space, away from earth,; it was blamed on tidal...
Aug13-09 09:46 PM
sylas
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Hello PF readers, I've got trouble in finding neat examples of spectra of various stellar objects including...
Aug13-09 05:11 AM
Chronos
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12 August 2009 My question relates to the search for antimatter in the cosmic space. As far as many laymen know,...
Aug12-09 04:41 PM
Nabeshin
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Black holes and dark energy. which has more control over the other?
Aug12-09 12:36 PM
nicksauce
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Please forgive me if I am posting in the wrong place, and also if this has been discussed before. Gravity is so...
Aug12-09 08:13 AM
benk99nenm312
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I guess this is a relatively simple question, but depending on the answer can have complex follow-up questions. So...
Aug12-09 07:49 AM
mg0stisha
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I am intriqued by a recent series of three papers on black holes: http://www.arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0411060 Title:...
Aug12-09 04:45 AM
cecilemangana
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All right, I know I'll make an azz of myself with all the big brains around but I have to know. (My physics knowledge...
Aug11-09 04:40 PM
fileerror404
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Could a black hole actually be either one of two things: a worm hole that leads to another universe or could a black...
Aug11-09 12:22 PM
Swansea_J
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the sound of spinning black holes in case your wondering where i got this from,well,here it is
Aug11-09 01:17 AM
Blenton
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Hi! I'm pretty much a pop science guy so I can't say I know much about the underlying math or physics, but after...
Aug10-09 11:44 PM
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