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Why is the discovery of merging neutron stars important?

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How can there be 1,000 stellar ancestors before our Sun?

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Would we have more than 8 minutes of light, if the Sun "went out"?

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Could the dinosaurs have seen the asteroid that killed them?

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Is it dark inside the Sun?

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What happens to the 99.9 % of the sun-rays that do not fall on any planets or any other celestial body?

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Which atom is a Neutron star made of?

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Did I see another planet?

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Why is Gaia operating around Earth orbit? Why not send it to Neptune's orbit?

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Are binary neutron star mergers needed to explain the abundance of gold?

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What is the hottest thing in the universe?

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Is there any planet bigger than a star?

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Is the Solar core hard?

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Is it possible for planetary rings to be perpendicular (or near perpendicular) to the planet's orbit around the host star?

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How can telescopes see anything at all?

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How large can a ball of water be without fusion starting?

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Can Newton's gravity equation explain why black holes are so strong?

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Puzzling quotes from astronauts about earth size

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Do we know a star that is similar to the Sun when it would be a red giant?

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Are the stars distributed in uniform distribution, on the celestial dome, with respect to brightness?

43 votes

Why is moon light not the same color as sunlight?

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Where did TRAPPIST-1a go?

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Has NASA released any JWST images of Trappist-1? If not, why?

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Was the Geocentric Model correct at all?

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Why are there uneven bright areas in this photo of black hole?

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At the Big Bang, when everything was close together, why did it not "collide", violating Planck length or Pauli Exclusion Principle?

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When was it worked out/discovered that our Sun can't go supernova?

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Why don't (or can't) stars be more than 325 or so times the mass of the sun? What limits their size?

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Why does nuclear fusion generate heat?

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Where was the solar system born? Alternatively, how far back in time can we retrodict the location of the solar system?

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