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location Des Moines, IA
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.NET and SQL programming nowadays, getting into MVC3 and EF and I enjoy programming puzzles.


Oct
31
awarded  Yearling
Feb
13
comment Can looking at the sun through solar viewing eclipse shades everyday harm your eyes?
That's really a question for the manufacturer. Without knowing the exact specifications it is impossible to say. If they are really safe for viewing then they should block all ultraviolet and be no danger unless the sun looks too bright in them. They should probably only be worn when looking directly at the sun though, if you keep them on when not looking at the sun then your pupils will dilate and let in more light when you first start looking at the sun.
Dec
14
awarded  Scholar
Dec
14
accepted Is there an orbit that could cause regular debris showers like in the movie Gravity?
Dec
13
revised Is there an orbit that could cause regular debris showers like in the movie Gravity?
added 11 characters in body
Dec
13
comment Is there an orbit that could cause regular debris showers like in the movie Gravity?
I think my explanation is over-complicating it and ignoring obvious errors in location in the movie. In the movie the astronaut sets a timer because the debris will be back in 90 minutes. The only explanation is that they themselves would complete an orbit in 90 minutes. This is done before they move to the ISS and not re-done before moving to the chinese station. My question is if you were in the orbit say of the ISS, would there be a possible orbit debris would be in so that it would strike the ISS every 90 minutes.
Dec
12
comment Orbiting around a black hole
I've wonder why scientists say that when the milky way and andromeda collide that the massive black holes in their centers will merge. Why won't they just enter orbits around each other or continue on in the same directions they are headed now?
Dec
12
revised Is there an orbit that could cause regular debris showers like in the movie Gravity?
tried to explain the scenario better
Dec
12
asked Is there an orbit that could cause regular debris showers like in the movie Gravity?
Dec
9
comment Find distance from star to star?
I don't think that was in the question. Also, if that is the case then you have to take into account all motion of the star. For instance SDSS J091759.5+672238 have moved 400 light-years since the light we are seeing left it. I also don't hear assumed movement taken into account since there is no universal 'now' in relativity. For instance I always hear the furthest galaxies are about 13 billion light years away, not 26 billion.
Dec
6
awarded  Teacher
Dec
5
comment Find distance from star to star?
Please explain more, I don't see why since space has been shows to be flat over most of the universe and the 'cosmological effects' aren't explained. The fact that it does not explain exactly does not make it invalid just like we can still use Newton's equations for approximations and ordinary tasks instead of invoking general relativity (they got us to the moon).
Dec
5
awarded  Editor
Dec
5
revised Why don't Neutron Stars form event horizon?
Added spreadsheet link, more explanation and re-arranged to answer the question earlier in my post
Dec
5
answered Why don't Neutron Stars form event horizon?
Dec
5
answered Find distance from star to star?
Dec
5
answered Very bright star in the east at northern hemisphere. What it is ?
Nov
18
comment Calculate angle of inclination for a certain angle in a planet's orbit?
Any plane will do, but I'm using the invariable plane since those are the inclinations I found. What I'm looking for is the range of angles up/down where multiple planets could be seen from. The actual orientation with respect to the rest of the universe doesn't matter, just with respect to the other planets. I just want to know when the viewing angles overlap.
Nov
2
awarded  Student
Nov
2
asked Calculate angle of inclination for a certain angle in a planet's orbit?