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comment Why does the Moon never set in Svalbard, Norway?
@NicolasBarbulesco No word is missing. "What" are those very same northernmost latitudes of the Earth from the vantage point of the observer. I'm not sure what you mean with the refraction question. North pole has an antipode in South pole, so no.
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reviewed Leave Open How often does the supermassive black hole in the Milky Way become a quasar?
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reviewed Close the initial astrometry calibration for a telescope
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reviewed Close Photometric and spectroscopic redshifts
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reviewed Leave Open How is the path of an asteroid calculated?
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reviewed Close What would happen if a wormhole gets swallowed by a black hole?
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comment Ramifications of black hole stellar system
+1 for saving me the bother to watch the movie :) Also, wait... giant waves? As in, not stationary w.r.t. the surface tidal bulges but proper, moving waves? How tall did they stretch the poor Matthew McConaughey as the tides came?
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comment Ramifications of black hole stellar system
@HDE226868 If you're not in-plane you'd still have to cross the plane, which might be worse than cruising along with it. How was the tidal stress depicted in the movie? I mean, sounds like these astronauts would have to be terribly spaghettified (yes, it's a proper scientific term LOL) by then. :D
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comment Ramifications of black hole stellar system
@HDE226868 I see! OK the accretion glow seems plausible but I'm not so sure about huge time dilation. Not one with the other at least, because accretion does imply a fast spinner, if for nothing else then due to angular momentum of the in-falling matter and you wouldn't be able to survive so close next to a fast spinning black hole at all, just the frame drag alone would cause all kinds of colorful effects on you. And black holes also tend to be rather messy eaters, if it eats matter, then lots of it is also all over the place, at near light speed relative velocities. I.e. not habitable LOL
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comment Ramifications of black hole stellar system
@HDE226868 Then either the movie is terribly dark, or it simply doesn't make much sense? I mean, if it's not the former, then where does the light come from? Torchlights? I don't know much about the movie's plot but I got the impression (also from this question) that astronauts spend quite some time in that system? Or it's just some FTL jump to the place, "Right, nothing to see here!" (pun ... optional), and they're off to another system?
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reviewed No Action Needed Does CIBER Experiment from Caltech suggest that there can be lots of stars which are not in any galaxy?
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reviewed Reviewed Ramifications of black hole stellar system
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reviewed Reviewed Why is the Eagle Nebula so “static”?
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awarded  Electorate
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reviewed No Action Needed Can our Sun become a black hole
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reviewed Reviewed What are dark matter and dark energy?
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reviewed No Action Needed What does designation VY, NML, UU in star names stand for?
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reviewed Close Question: calculating orbit using another orbit
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awarded  Disciplined
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reviewed Close One Universe or Multiverse?