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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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Ok so I might sound a bit ignorant, but please bare with me. I have 2 questions 1st I've always wondered how they...
Aug24-13 08:16 PM
phinds
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So I've been playing with a little N-body code in 3D for gravitational problems and have made an OpenGL visualization...
May17-13 12:17 AM
Chronos
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Couldn't the end of spacetime cause spacetime? As in some sort of looping paradox keeping existence in existence. ...
Jan26-05 05:23 AM
Chronos
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I recently had some thoughts about the big "space" between electrons and the nuclei and how weird it would be if that...
May28-08 08:17 AM
malawi_glenn
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To my understanding, all stars are "born" in nebulas, however, if this is true, why is it that so many stars are so...
Dec8-08 11:29 PM
Chronos
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I have some questions that I have been wondering about for a while. I'm not a physicist, and I don't know the math...
Jul3-10 11:52 AM
Nabeshin
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Is there a simple-model equation for the radial density of a neutron star, from core to shell? I assume there have...
Feb13-08 12:47 PM
K.J.Healey
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In the movie gravity, there is a scene where Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) detaches herself from the broken but...
Apr19-14 06:32 PM
D H
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I need some real good, and quick help. How do you find the mass of a planet with this information? The planet has a...
Jan21-04 09:36 PM
Jimmy
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Hi, I know that within the host halo there are smaller subhalos moving around. I was swondering that is their...
Aug2-11 09:57 PM
Nik_2213
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Please correct me if I am wrong, as I have little more than a highschool knowledge of physics until I start at...
Jan10-12 12:55 AM
zhermes
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There is a developing theory that the Universe may be shaped like a three-torus, the mathematical equivalent of a...
Jun25-03 07:15 PM
Tyger
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Wikipedia says that the core temperature of our Sun is 15.710^6 Kelvins. I don't know what that means in terms of...
Apr14-10 03:48 PM
Matterwave
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We are learning about centers of mass now and it made me wonder, does the universe have a center of mass? If so , what...
Oct23-11 04:48 PM
juanrga
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i overheard someone talking about something called the M theory. They mentioned the string theory too (which i know...
Feb9-05 05:26 PM
Mentat
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Hello! I am looking for a catalog that contains redshift, modulus distance and position (if it is possible) of many...
Apr28-13 09:48 PM
Chronos
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Hello! Does anyone know how to export coordinates data of supernovae from Aladin to an Excel file? It is possible?...
May23-13 09:30 AM
kalabarta
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Something similar to this came up in a lecture but it wasn't explained very well. From wikipedia it seems that our sun...
Mar31-12 09:08 AM
DaveC426913
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Why does Saturn's dust form a flat ring and not a sphere around it?
Sep23-09 06:07 AM
qraal
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What is the minimum angular distance from the Sun for Venus to be visible TO THE NAKED EYE?
Mar26-12 10:54 PM
Oldfart
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So this weekend I read a little about the Dresden Codex of the Maya (their astronomical log) and played a little bit...
Apr18-12 07:25 PM
willem2
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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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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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I had this doubt right from my school days. What is actually gravity? what causes it? is that the core of a planet...
Jan2-14 11:24 PM
nburns
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Why is earth's path is elliptical?why not circular?
Oct29-09 12:25 AM
DaveC426913
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Hi! Let's say that astronomers observe some galaxy or something several million lightyears away and then come to...
Dec21-04 05:19 AM
Garth
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Hello everyone! Can anyone explain why sky is blue? Thanks.
Nov13-09 01:43 PM
tiny-tim
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I ran across some article that pointed to this research: http://www.omatumr.com/picpages/snexplo.html The theory...
Jun3-08 08:49 AM
AstroRoyale
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Saturn takes about 10 years to go around the Sun once. What is the semi-major axis of Saturn's orbit?
Jun13-10 05:07 PM
DaveC426913
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This is my first time posting on the forums, so please be nice if I mess up :) My question is this: After matter...
Sep13-11 03:21 AM
Drakkith
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okay so i was given this graph and questions and have no clue where to start! any help or tips would be great!!...
Dec1-09 10:47 AM
mgb_phys
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Hello everyone! I just was reading Your questions and was interested in IAO problems. There are only problems...
Jul14-12 05:09 PM
Chronos
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What is the difference between the float and fly and move freely in space first, and within the earth's atmosphere?
May7-11 04:18 PM
mathman
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What is the meaning of floatin and flying and moveing freely in space?
May23-11 12:57 AM
Drakkith
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If we have two parallel plane in the space in addition to another two objects moving in parallel with the same...
May11-11 06:28 PM
Drakkith
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Many times we heard about black holes and other holes differs from one hole to another . assume we have a hole where...
May23-11 08:16 PM
DaveC426913
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Thank you
May26-12 11:20 AM
jimgraber
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Are there other comets like hally (periodic phenomena's?)
May10-12 04:58 PM
davenn
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Hi everybody I just wanted to ask are all the galaxies in the universe visible by the light they send? In the other...
May6-11 05:24 PM
Nik_2213
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Does anyone know of a good reference regarding solving the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov equations for neutron stars? Most...
Sep30-06 10:27 AM
Karliski
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