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Currently working on my Master thesis in exoplanetary atmospheres. Aaaahhh the beauty of wibbly-wobbly fluids!


Dec
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comment Energetics of Titans Tholin haze
I would consider it useful.
Dec
12
comment Energetics of Titans Tholin haze
Ah okay. Well, it was part of the puzzle so I for sure didn't consider it useless in any way. It's nowhere written that one single answer must contain all we know about the question, and I hope stackexchange never will be this uselessly strict. Also you apparently did some work for that, so I was just about to upvote when it got deleted.
Dec
11
comment Energetics of Titans Tholin haze
Sorry Mods? Who deleted @Sabre Tooth 's answer and why?
Dec
11
comment Energetics of Titans Tholin haze
Ok, but as you said this is only half the truth. Do we know how important in energy trapping the tholins are except from the obvious, optical range?
Dec
11
comment Energetics of Titans Tholin haze
Ok, so basically you're saying / quoting that Tholins to first order may be a by-product of the formation of a stratosphere, right?
Dec
4
comment How can astronomers determine the difference between “hydrostatic equilibruim” and “just happens to be spherical”?
Also thermal history. A body that is now 'solid' over certain timescales was surely pretty fluid at the time of its formation. After cooling it stayed the way it formed - spherical.
Dec
1
comment What are the nearest galaxies I can observe?
@asawyer: Thanx for the info. It's just weird cuz we were high up in the Alps under good conditions and we could barely see the nebula character.
Dec
1
comment What are the nearest galaxies I can observe?
@asawyer: Was 6" enough to directly see it? Just asking cuz it's so super-faint with the naked eye
Nov
6
comment Climate modeling of exoplanets
Judging from your accepted answer: Are you only interested in terrestial planets, or also Exo-Jupiters / Exo-Nepunes?
Oct
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awarded  Student
Oct
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asked Energetics of Titans Tholin haze
Sep
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awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
14
comment Conditions on Hot Jupiters
Cool. I'll add some refs and perhaps pics tomorrow, cuz I'm too lazy to search for the papers now ;)
Sep
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answered Conditions on Hot Jupiters
Aug
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awarded  Commentator
Aug
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comment Birth and Evolution of Millisecond Pulsars
Perhaps add the $\dot P-P$ diagram, to be able to visually track the evolution of a MS-pulsar.
Jun
13
comment What is the difference between gas and dust in astronomy?
Ofc in cosmology all matter is simply referred to as "dust" and assumed not to move at all. So one has to look at the subsection of astronomy on is dealing with.
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awarded  Supporter
May
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comment What study profiles could land me the job of Astronomer?
@LocalFluff Depends. If you wanna go Astronomy - you observe and process data. Ofc physics to interpret the data is needed. If you go Astrophysics then again it depends. Planetary sciences would be useful for exoplanets, but if you're interested in cosmology/galaxies/cluster dynamics etc. you won't need that.
May
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comment Did we ever actually see the earth revolving around the sun? Is the geocentric model completely disproved?
With 'you' I meant 'one'. Sometimes ppl talk like this in science. Centrifugal force is as real as any term in a equation of motion and must be taken into account when one wants to reach its goal in real space. If one ignores a term, the spacecraft won't reach its destination. When the model matches reality everything works out nicely.