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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
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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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If the Earth still rotated and stayed on its course around the sun, but the moon was orbiting in the opposite...
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I was reading up on black holes when i thought of this. Black holes have been found to emit radio waves. I was...
May2-06 07:28 PM
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Please suggests books which could thoroughly introduce me to the field of cosmology/astronomy (i hardly know the...
Jun27-05 04:30 PM
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Well I'm surely interested in astrophotography. Or maybe not. I really don't know -- to be completely honest. I am...
Jul6-05 11:31 AM
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Question: Imagine you go out tonight at 9:00pm and see a star rising on the horizon. If you go out tomorrow at the...
Oct8-05 11:15 AM
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NOTE: I am only posting in this forum because nobody will answer my question in the Homework forum. Please do not move...
Oct31-05 11:01 AM
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Is it possible for an object to deorbit something it's revolving around? Today my Cosmology teacher said that it was...
Sep24-03 11:15 PM
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Could someone please explain Gravitational Radiation in Laymen terms, and how it causes a decrease in orbital speed...
Sep24-03 11:46 PM
Loren Booda
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Gravity acceleration value depend on planet and stars mass. On the earth, the well known average value is 9.81 ms-2....
Nov2-09 03:21 AM
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First off I couldn't decide whether to enter my question in the relativity section or this one, so if I'm in the wrong...
Mar23-14 01:05 PM
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I was reading an interview with Carl Sagan, where he described how a wormhole would theoretically work if you travel...
Mar20-11 01:23 AM
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What is the minimum distance between earth and mars in course of their rotation in orbits? I need the derivation and...
Aug15-12 07:20 AM
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Does a black hole have a radius or is it zero? I dont mean the event horizon, but the matter that have been squized...
Jul19-07 11:11 AM
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Hi all, Why is it that the planets in our solar system seem to orbit relatively in the same plane? ( or is it a...
Dec12-06 01:01 PM
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This article on EarthSky mentions the possibility that a superstar, VFTS 682, might've been "ejected" from a nearby...
Jun17-11 09:49 PM
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Hi, I'm an amateur cosmologist/physicist and I was hoping that someone more well-versed in these areas may be able to...
Apr25-03 10:45 AM
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What do you think the Universe is? What is its purpose? What is life's role? More specific question: Does anyone buy...
May7-03 08:00 PM
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How far from Rigel would we have to be to find a substellar temperature comparable to that of the Earth? I know...
Mar7-11 04:07 PM
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Hi guys this is my first message Can we assume that every spiral galaxy has a massive black hole at the center? ...
Jun30-03 01:17 PM
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I read that the radius of the universe is around 1.3x10^26 meters but I did not find how this size has been...
Jul8-12 01:43 AM
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I could not find a thread about this (and I hope I don't start a duplicate one :smile:). I got a mail from a friend...
Aug7-14 12:30 AM
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They say the universe is 14 or so billion years old. We can observe the early formation of the universe at this time,...
Dec18-07 06:58 AM
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If it is indeed true that black holes (eventually) evaporate, then once they lose enough mass do they then return to...
Feb27-08 12:51 AM
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I was just wondering. If you imagine that there will be created an very vast and heavy obejct somewhere in the...
Jun23-10 06:05 PM
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I have recently been reading Moment of Creation by James Trefil, and I have stumbled upon the question, where has all...
Sep16-08 10:38 PM
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Life on Mars? The question is not whether there is life on Mars, but whether life existed on Mars long ago.
Oct5-10 02:30 AM
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How do scientists know that the Sun orbits the Milky Way? Is this something more ancient scientists knew or could have...
May17-08 04:17 PM
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This could be a question of particle physics, but I just want to see how much we know about this force yet? Any...
Jul22-08 01:04 AM
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Traversing our own galaxy is a lifelong quest for me and I am actually pondering it and long for it all the time,...
Jul20-08 03:31 PM
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Hello, could someone point out to me 1) Ironclad evidence of correlated light curves - and I mean a correlation...
Sep20-11 10:37 AM
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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...
Oct23-10 02:11 PM
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Since each planet and star has it's own gravity which causes smaller bodies to orbit around them. Will our sun have...
Oct29-07 01:24 PM
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that if all electrons orbit atoms, and atoms in the form of moons orbit planets, and planets orbit stars, and stars...
Oct26-07 10:15 AM
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Hi i am confused as to how to calculate the age of the universe with redshift say for example The age of the...
Mar31-05 04:30 AM
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I am looking for pedagogical guides to fitting rotation curves with MOdified Newtonian Gravity. I want to study how to...
May1-14 02:17 AM
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What does this statement mean: "Apparent magnitude of a star, X, is m." ? m_2 - m_1 = -2.5 log (B_2/B_1) ...
May21-14 02:35 PM
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Hey everyone, I've been looking for a space flight simulator to play around with that simulates real physic, or at...
Jan23-13 01:38 PM
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:yuck: ok, right now I'm working on a physics project :) satelite motion around earth...I managed to create a...
Jun6-04 02:29 PM
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:eek: finally I managed to create a working version of my prog :) with the help of my friend, and physics...
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what are libration points? how to calculate them ? what are the positions of all possible libration points for the...
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