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    Neptune project

    thank you very much for your help. its all over and done with now. seemed to go smoothly. thank you again for the advice
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    Investigate neptune

    thanks. i think can use one of those instruments. the instruments i seem to be looking at all look at the atmosphere. is there anything that could give hints about the "surface"? what else would be significant to find out about neptune? surrounding area, magnetic field, heat source...i can't...
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    Investigate neptune

    hello. i have to investigate neptune and i don't know what exactly to investigate. all i can find is that the interior is a bit of a mystery. what type of instrument (employed by a satellite) would be able to unravel this? i really need more than this but i don't know what else about neptune is...
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    Neptune project

    this is kind of a pressing matter and i don't know where to start because there are so many different things to measure (infrared, magnetosphere, make up, plasma something, is topography possible for neptune?). i really need help. if you just discovered a planet, what would you want to know...
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    Neptune project

    i am doing a project on neptune. a main constituent of this project is deciding what you want to investigate (scientific objectives) about neptune (multiple things can/should be studied). i seem to be having trouble with this. i can't think of much to study because i don't really know whats...
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    Stargazing Itty bitty radio telescope?

    can anyone tell me if either one, preferably which one, sounds plausible?
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    Stargazing Itty bitty radio telescope?

    if you look at the parts needed from radio shack it says a .1 mhz rf choke. is this correct or is it a typo? i can't seem to find one at radio shack or even online. at radio shack they had (i think) a 1 khz choke and it looked like the one in the pictures (i think this was the only choke they...
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    Astronomy project

    any more suggestions?
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    Does Russia have a good physics program

    thats a really long train ride. are there stops or is it continuous? i ask about russia because i think the language is really cool and at college it would be awesome to take a semester abroad there. plus, im wondering if there is any alternative to the united states. are there any freedoms that...
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    Does Russia have a good physics program

    what "comforts" would be lacking? on the converse, are there any particularly good things about russia?
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    Does Russia have a good physics program

    hola. i have inquiries about inhabiting russia. does russia have a strong physics orientation (are there many research or physics opportunites)? is there anything in particular that would deter me from living there (ubiquitous poverty, evil tyrants, terrorism, bad things...)? i think it would be...
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    Astronomy project

    here is the basic instruction of the project: Background: "You have been selected as part of a group of investigators competing to build one of NASA new Discovery Program satellites. In line with the "faster, cheaper, better" philosophy of space exploration Discovery satellites are...
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    Astronomy project

    hello. i am taking a planetary astronomy class and at the end there is a final project due. the project is "designing" a satellite mission within our solar system. we are to pick something (one thing) and visit it (it can be anything from asteroids to planets to moons, excluding earth, the sun...
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    Possibility of an electric flame thrower?

    hmm...excellent. how would one aquire this charged gas? is there a difference between my proposal and the discovery channel experiment? i would be shooting electricity directly into the gas stream whereas their electricity seemed to be the result of shooting something else into it.
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    Possibility of an electric flame thrower?

    possibility of an electric "flame"thrower? this idea has kind of been laying quietly in my thoughts for a month or two. if i take something that emits electric bolts, like a tesla coil, would i be able to direct the bolts with a stream of oppositely charged gas (i imagine the stream of air...
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