# Astronomical Riddle?

#### kathkath

Four away from the brightest, five away from the dimmest,
Turning and Turning around one sphere,
Four away from the end, a lot of ways from the beginning,
If you were to stand, you are to place on here

I think this is related to astronomy , but i'm not too sure. I hope someone could help.

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#### TALewis

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#### Entropy

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#### kathkath

hmm.. would it be Jupiter then?? I really wonder is this even astronomical :uhh:

#### shrumeo

Mars is four away from the brightest (sun)
and five away from the dimmest (pluto unless sedna is counted)
the rest makes no sense to me

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#### Math Is Hard

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I was considering a circular alphabet and the letter x, because if "you were to stand, you are to place one here" makes me think of "x marks the spot". But the rest didn't work out. Anyone else have non-astro-related ideas?

#### Math Is Hard

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Did anyone ever figure this out? It's been bugging me all week!

#### MathematicalPhysicist

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kathkath said:
Four away from the brightest, five away from the dimmest,
Turning and Turning around one sphere,
Four away from the end, a lot of ways from the beginning,
If you were to stand, you are to place on here

I think this is related to astronomy , but i'm not too sure. I hope someone could help.
you could also say it involves the sun and earth.
four away from the brightest- the sun is 4 billion years years (approximately) when it just was born it was at its brightest state.
five away from the dimmest- in 5 billion years the sun will die and therefore will be at it dimmest state.
turning turning around one sphere- the earth around the sun.
four away from the end- i assume the earth is going to die in 4 billion years time (i dont how much this is accurate).
a lot of ways from the beginnig- the start of earth can be accounted for a lot of circumsatnces, the fact is we still dont know how it was form and there hell lot of theories about earth's birth.
if you were to stand, you are to place on here- well, i think the one who wrote riddle had in mind that everyone who reads his riddle will be on earth (hasnt he heard of internet for astronauts in space ).

#### Brennen

the asteroid belt has 4 planets between itself and the sun, and 5 planets between itself and pluto. thats about where the relationship between the riddle and the asteroid belt stops for me... im tired and must get off comp.

#### shrumeo

loop quantum gravity said:
you could also say it involves the sun and earth.
four away from the brightest- the sun is 4 billion years years (approximately) when it just was born it was at its brightest state.
five away from the dimmest- in 5 billion years the sun will die and therefore will be at it dimmest state.
turning turning around one sphere- the earth around the sun.
four away from the end- i assume the earth is going to die in 4 billion years time (i dont how much this is accurate).
a lot of ways from the beginnig- the start of earth can be accounted for a lot of circumsatnces, the fact is we still dont know how it was form and there hell lot of theories about earth's birth.
if you were to stand, you are to place on here- well, i think the one who wrote riddle had in mind that everyone who reads his riddle will be on earth (hasnt he heard of internet for astronauts in space ).
i must say that this one fits the best so far! well done

#### Phobos

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kathkath said:
I think this is related to astronomy , but i'm not too sure. I hope someone could help.
What's the context? (where is this from?)

Is it transcribed correctly? (the last line is odd)

#### europium

'the earth is going to die'

ahem...

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