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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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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...
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Since we can observe gravitational lensing and conclude that mass can affect the path of EM radiation it seems logical...
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Jonathan Scott
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meteorites that are not large enough to reach the ground vaporize in the atmosphere (as do large portions of the ones...
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OmCheeto
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what is the feasibility of sustained fusion by employing magnetic confinement of plasma?
Dec28-13 09:14 PM
Drakkith
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In the big crunch scenario, matter would clump together faster and faster, could a blob of this matter form a black...
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ikjyotsingh
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Hello, Can anyone confirm or, refute and correct the following statements? The volume of our galaxy, is roughly...
Dec28-13 05:47 PM
Damo ET
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Hi, It is often said one of the conditions Pope Urban III granted Galileo permission to write a book expressing his...
Dec25-13 06:04 PM
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When earth is between sun and moon,we have full moon. But I can not really understand that. How light of sun reach at...
Dec24-13 12:43 PM
russ_watters
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i've looked through all the threads with the search 'flyby anomaly' but i've not seen anything using galactic...
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nearc
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Could you please clarify for me how much each of these contribute to the red shifting of light from distant objects? ...
Dec22-13 11:33 PM
Bobbywhy
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Hello. I asked a question a couple of weeks back about things in orbit. Now, I am watching a video on youtube about...
Dec22-13 03:29 PM
oneamp
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Sorry, strange question, but let's do a thought experiment: if a train was moving at near light speed and hit a slow...
Dec22-13 02:43 PM
Drakkith
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Lets say Earths atmosphere with the same composition of gases was 500 bar. Would the sky be red instead of blue...
Dec22-13 11:33 AM
sophiecentaur
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This paper, http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.5320, discusses the possible detection of galaxies almost entirely consisting of...
Dec20-13 01:46 PM
Drakkith
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I was wondering at what temperature would Titan's atmospheric particles reach escape velocity? Since Titan lacks the...
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mfb
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Hello, group! I'm wondering how to calculate the HZ for a contact binary system. Obviously, you can't use just...
Dec19-13 11:08 AM
snorkack
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Question: Just as in the title. How large can a planet be and still have the earth's mass? Obviously, this depends on...
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tadchem
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1) What would happen if artificial satellites in various orbits above the earth exploded? Where would the fragments...
Dec18-13 06:22 AM
Jonathan Scott
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Plasma-fire Unlike a (normal) fire, a plasma-fire combusts at excess 10 billion Kelvins (in general terms, 3.8...
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berkeman
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What happens to light when it reaches the edge of the universe? it couldn't keep on travelling into nothingingness...
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Johninch
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I asked a question recently about orbiting black holes. Thanks for the answers. So if I'm correct in my thinking,...
Dec15-13 12:48 PM
phinds
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Assuming that an object in orbit has no means of propulsion (dead satellites, NEOs, etc.) and it remains aloft long...
Dec14-13 09:12 PM
tfr000
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So... Theoretically, planets (that are not gas giants, or water planets) could be composed of silicon, iron, or...
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Bandersnatch
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Why is that as the star ages and its radius gets bigger, the frequency of the 'sound' generated by stars get lower? Is...
Dec13-13 10:10 AM
subzero0137
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at about 45 degrees as view from south western france , this isnt a star as it doesnt twinkle its not a planet as it...
Dec12-13 07:43 AM
Drakkith
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Ive been thinking about the movement of things recently. How we measure things here on earth but for some reason we...
Dec12-13 04:34 AM
TumblingDice
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The recent discovery of a warm super-Jupiter http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=727440] raises tantalizing...
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Chronos
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Giant Alien Planet Discovered in Most Distant Orbit Ever Seen...
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Chronos
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People are saying that Kepler 22b looks like it may harbour life. How could we ever know? I was just wandering, but...
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Astronuc
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As far as avoiding a killer asteroid in the future, I have what I consider to be a simple solution. Japan has already...
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tinypositrons
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Do you have to "stick to the left of your orbit" or "give way to the unmanned vessel"?
Dec10-13 02:19 AM
tinypositrons
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Hi, I try to solve excercises from the book Stellar Atmospheres by Mihallas. I'm stuck on this one: By use of...
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lakmus
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Hi! I'm having a problem with one assignment and I would really need som help. The question is: The Chandra...
Dec8-13 04:04 PM
Redbelly98
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How does the Oberth Effect work, and why? Why would acceleration applied at one point in an orbit be different from...
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mrspeedybob
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Is a solar system possible where there was constant planetary alignment (syzygy) Let's make it the simplest...
Dec7-13 08:01 PM
256bits
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I am not so good in astronomy but i had desire to know what was in there right from my childhood. can you please clear...
Dec6-13 07:06 PM
Simon Bridge
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Lets say Earth lost its magnetic field 4 billion years ago and lacked geological activity like mars. Would the...
Dec6-13 03:44 PM
Damo ET
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Why sun rays are not considerably hot when reaching earth..? is there any specific reason for the sun rays to lose its...
Dec6-13 04:19 AM
Simon Bridge
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Hey I'm trying to find out the maximum velocity that ISON had, should I use Newtonian physics or general relativity...
Dec5-13 09:32 AM
ilikescience94
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We can determine what kind of elements exist in different planets by observing electromagnetic waves from planets'...
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Solon
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Given: According to my reference (An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics), I should start with this equation: r =...
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