More "Things in the Sky" RULES: 1. Each person may attempt to answer only 1 question. If there are unanswered questions in say, two days, I'll announce a free-for-all, whence everyone may go for all the remaining ones. 2. You may Google all but the last question. Some of the questions are mildly Google-proof; the last one is positively Google friendly. 3. No need for invisible ink. 4. First person to break rule #1 gets to wear the PF dunce hat. THE QUESTIONS: 1. This heavenly body - the first of its kind to be discovered - was named after a Roman Goddess that is said to have secretly gotten cozy with Jupiter. Name it. 2. This nearly 3,000-mile wide dark band separates A and B. What is the band called? 3. A distance from planetary center of about 1.2 times the planet's diameter is a dangerous place for its moon to get to. What is this critical distance called? 4. This Astronomer Royal was rightfully a broad-shouldered giant, but would probably have wanted no part of that association. Who? 5. Easy one. Complete the missing parts of the sequence : O _ A _ G _ M And for a bonus point, throw in the missing members of the lesser known series W _ _ C _ D 6. I've been told that Hell is actually located at about 32S 8W and is only 20 miles across. If I started from say, Orlando, Florida (USA), roughly how far will I have to travel before I can proclaim that I'm in Hell? 7. This amateur British astronomer who discovered 5 comets and 5 novae died recently. The secret to his success was simple, and simply amazing! He had memorized the positions and patterns of thousands upon thousands of celestial objects. When something came along that wasn't in his head, there was a reasonably good chance that it hadn't been discovered yet. Who is this astronomical wizard who did what no one could have imagined possible under cloudy British skies? 8. Fill in the missing pair of words: That errant gang And their ___ ___ Why aid them and abet them?