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Aug
26
comment What's to be gained from the New Horizons mission once it's beyond the Kuiper Belt?
The linked article does use the word "rendezvous", but "flyby" would be more accurate.
Aug
25
comment Why are there no more images revealed by New Horizon?
I asked essentially the same question on the Space Exploration site.
Aug
25
comment IAU Dwarf planet definition Point 2.b - is not a satellite
@cstruter: The center of gravity of the Earth/Moon system is inside Earth, about 1000 miles below the surface. (Some suggest that that is, or should be, relevant to some criterion for something or other.)
Aug
12
comment The universe is dying vs the universe is ever expanding
That would contradict the Big Bang Theory, which is well accepted. It also doesn't answer the question; it could be a comment on the question.
Aug
10
comment Does the Sun belong to a constellation?
I don't see an actual answer to the question here. I can guess that you mean "no", but you don't actually say so.
Jul
28
comment What is the probability of an astronomical body hitting you?
If you trip and fall, the probability of Earth hitting you is close to 1. (I happen to know from personal experience that being hit by a planet can cause substantial damage.)
Jul
6
comment Why was Pluto's resonance not discovered until 1965?
It appears to be, based only on the expressed precision of the orbital periods. It's likely I'm missing something.
Jul
6
comment Why was Pluto's resonance not discovered until 1965?
According to the respective Wikipedia articles, the orbital periods of Neptune and Pluto are 60190.03 and 90465 days, respectively. The ratio is about 1.503, which seems to differ significantly from 1.5. I wonder if the figures for the periods are inaccurate -- or if the resonance doesn't have to be exact for some reason.
Jul
3
answered what is the time mentioned after date (1962-07-03+02:00) the +02:00?
Jul
3
comment what is the time mentioned after date (1962-07-03+02:00) the +02:00?
@ConradTurner: No need to be defensive, I was just making a comment.
Jul
3
comment what is the time mentioned after date (1962-07-03+02:00) the +02:00?
@ConradTurner: It would be odd to include the time zone but not the time -- and particularly odd to represent Tom Cruise's birth date with the +2:00 time zone (2 hours east of UTC), since he was born in New York. In any case I don't see 1962-07-03+02:00 on that web page.
Jun
30
comment Does a week represent something in astronomy?
That's likely, but not certain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Week#History
Jun
26
answered Are space telescopes completely out of the earth's atmosphere?
Jun
23
answered Does Sun have a reflection on Earth?
Jun
23
comment What is the name of our Solar System?
"Monmatia" seems to be an invention of the Urantians.
Jun
22
comment Why do pictures of the Milky Way look like a spiral?
@WayfaringStranger: It's named after the Norma constellation.
Jun
22
comment Why do pictures of the Milky Way look like a spiral?
@HDE226868: Depends on what you mean by "picture". It's definitely not a photograph taken from outside the galaxy; it's an artist's conception.
Jun
17
comment Apollo Moon Landing
There are two distinct questions here: can there be any truth to the rumor (hint: no), and why does the rumor persist? In any case, this isn't an astronomy question; it might be a better fit for space.stackexchange.com.
Jun
17
comment Why won't the Milky Way colliding with Andromeda affect the Solar System?
To get an idea of how thin the Oort cloud is, keep in mind that we can easily see right through it; in fact, it's never even been seen.
Jun
16
comment How do I get from Star Atlas to real life?
Also ignoring proper motion (which is negligible over moderate time scales).