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Apr
20
comment Why do the gas giants in the Solar System have comparatively large orbits compared to the inner planets?
Is your question about why are they gas giants in the large, outer orbits? ...or is your question about the relatively larger spacing of the outer orbits?
Apr
20
comment Why do the gas giants in the Solar System have comparatively large orbits compared to the inner planets?
I read (apparently, I've misinterpretted) the OP's question to be about the relative increase in the spacing of the orbits. The frost line is an explanation of body composition; why are they gas giants versus terrestrial.
Apr
19
answered Why do the gas giants in the Solar System have comparatively large orbits compared to the inner planets?
Sep
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Sep
24
awarded  Yearling
Aug
3
revised How long is the moon full
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Aug
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revised How long is the moon full
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answered How long is the moon full
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awarded  Taxonomist
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Jul
22
reviewed No Action Needed Can the asteroid belt be seen from Jupiter?
Jul
17
revised How were the designations of “North” and “South” applied to the hemispheres of Mars?
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Jul
17
comment How were the designations of “North” and “South” applied to the hemispheres of Mars?
...but your actual question is about Mars. I won't steal your answer/reasearch, but thanks. :)
Jul
16
comment How were the designations of “North” and “South” applied to the hemispheres of Mars?
...then my answer is completely wrong. Write your comments up as an answer so I can delete my answer.
Jul
16
comment How were the designations of “North” and “South” applied to the hemispheres of Mars?
I also tried to find a better link on the IAU web site, but didn't find anything better. There's probably an official document that says exactly how they do it.
Jul
16
answered How were the designations of “North” and “South” applied to the hemispheres of Mars?
Jun
5
comment If Mars orbited the Earth how distant would it have to be to cause the same tides?
...went that far, should finish with cube-root-of-3 is about 1.44. Or about 1.5 times the current moon's distance.
May
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May
22
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May
21
answered Where is a Hollow Object's Center of Gravity?