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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...
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Use this topic to post links to helpful/informative websites about astronomy & cosmology.
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Looking for advice? Willing to share your expertise with other PF members? Brave enough to share & discuss your...
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We often have questions about what telescope an aspiring amateur astronomer should buy. The "correct" answer can be...
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Hi everyone Use this topic for posts about ongoing/upcoming stargazing events (e.g., comets, eclipses,...
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This is related to a HW post I made over in the HW forum. I am stuck trying to find a more detailed formula for the...
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They actually did find some small amount of water in the Lcross ejecta plume....
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u all might have heard of sun storms, the news abt which was recently flashed on approx all news channels.' I dont...
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I'm a high school physics teacher and my students are building a science payload to launch on a weather balloon. You...
Oct27-10 02:42 AM
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Question: Before it collapsed in 1989, Green Bank's 300-foot diameter telescope mapped the sky in H I. What was its...
Oct27-10 03:37 AM
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First, these are not homework questions. I need to make a "quick" study guide (as to teach someone basics of...
Oct28-10 01:44 AM
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Hi people! Strange request but not having much luck in anything specific to what i'm doing, either that or i'm not...
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How do you calculate your position and speed in space? How many points of reference do you need? Thanks Chris
Oct29-10 08:32 AM
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Hypothetically if the moon suddenly explodes (reason irrelevant) how would that affect the earth's spin (chaotic spin...
Oct29-10 08:54 AM
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This should be very easy but I cant see what Im doing wrong... V_t=\mu .d where vt = tangential speed (in km/s) d...
Oct31-10 05:35 PM
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Is it mathematically feasible that the moon is hollow? Many people say that the moon has been hollowed out, and...
Nov1-10 01:09 AM
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Would it be possible to send manned missions to, or colonize the gas giants? I'm talking about the actual planets, not...
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My question was piqued by this article: The article...
Nov1-10 12:18 PM
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Ok this does come from the movie "Contact" with jodie foster. Where she mintors space for aliens transmitting radio...
Nov2-10 11:09 AM
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Hey guys, I was originally going to order the following telescope, but I found one at a local store, so if its as...
Nov2-10 04:40 PM
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Little preface to this series of questions, I'm really into theoretical physics but I have very little astronomy...
Nov3-10 03:36 AM
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How it is possible to capture photographs of milky way. I mean just take a case that we can't take photos of earth...
Nov3-10 05:49 AM
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Why earth's orbit is elliptical rather than being perfectly circular
Nov3-10 07:20 AM
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hi, im new to the forum, i am 18 years old and i am really interested in astrophysics and cosmology. there is one...
Nov3-10 09:38 AM
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(This is regarding how the moon became apart of our orbit) Is it not possible that insted of the moon simply...
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I dont know much about Astronomy or physics. But I am researching to write a fantasy book set in a historical age...
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The discovery of Eris prompted the creation of the category "Dwarf Planet" for Pluto and some other objects. They...
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Hey guys, Iv been looking for this, but cant seem to put it together. Mainly I am looking for images of the...
Nov6-10 05:50 AM
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..are here Amazing (Credit NASA)
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I just thought I would ask on this forum because I was curious to see how the experts in the field feel about each...
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I read that the distribution and proportion of dark matter to regular matter is different for regular-size galaxies...
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Is there any new on the new goldilocks planet and if there is water on it? also what website is good for following...
Nov10-10 09:58 AM
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Everything is on the same plane, and I was wondering why. I mean like, if you laid a reallllly flat and thin plate...
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I wonder is there a planetoid bigger than pluto in the solar system or is it possible that there could be a planet...
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Hi guys, Im just starting to get into viewing. I have a question about Mercury though. Can someone give me an...
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I'm really stuck with this last not quite sure where to start...any help would be greatly appreciated!...
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ok il say this now im curious what would happen if you were able to bend the accretion disk and the ergosphere so that...
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Gliese 581 g, assuming it's real, is supposedly tidally locked being so close to its parent star. That makes sense. ...
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Hello, I am working outside the world of science, and would love to get input. for a book I am working on I want...
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Could one exist that size that we don't know about?
Nov15-10 10:36 AM
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I am kind of new to astronomy and I have a few questions.. I need to be able to determine an equation expressing...
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If a sun is giving off photons in every direction in space, does that not mean that all of empty space is full of...
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With an amateur telescope, (field of view of 2 degrees) what features can see you see in and around the andromeda...
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I was thinking about how big the universe got after inflation occured. Then I thought about Hubble's parameter. Ho...
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