Max0815
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What's the reason that we have a different number of days each month?
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You make a great point. The reason behind the discrepancy between the dates is due to a complicated history behind it. The calendar is based on the calendar created by ancient Romans, which is based ...

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Does the Sun twinkle?
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While objects blocking the sun may have an effect on the twinkle if viewed on another planet, a twinkle is mainly caused by the effect the atmosphere of a planet has on the light, or something ...

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Could a Jovian or Saturnian moon keep its atmosphere if the system was within the habitable zone?
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To your first question... from this paper, we can see that there are 3 types of atmospheric escape: Jeans Escape: Temperature and escape velocity factors determine the gasses and the amount that's ...

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Does Jupiter lose some atmosphere at all?
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The phrase you hear is correct! Atmosphere will always be lost, no matter if it is a star or planet. Stars lose their mass via solar wind. Planets lose theirs via the three types of atmospheric loss ...

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How much magnetic attraction is there between the Sun and Earth?
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Warning: I am only rather mediocre on astronomy. It was a hobby of mine when I was in second grade to now, so I pretty much know a decent amount of info. But my speculation for this question may be ...

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Are white dwarfs the ones always absorbing mass from a companion?
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A white dwarf only draws mass because it is denser that it's companion star. If a nearby object was denser than the white dwarf, and exerts enough gravity on the white dwarf, then it will draw mass ...

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Could there be additional Neptunian satellites between Larissa and Hippocamp?
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[My answer may be a bit off as astronomy is just my hobby] First off, I would assume eccentricity has little function into the investigation because why would it be a moon when it can escape Neptune'...

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Gravitational wave distortion
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Gravitational waves detected by the LIGO that originate a few million light years away is not far away, relatively speaking, at all. As user Chappo has noted, space is mostly empty. Although ...

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Binary pairings that haven't been discovered yet?
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tl;dr Yes there have been theorized, and extremely possible binary systems that have not been observed. One such thing is a TZO, or a Thorne–Żytkow_object. This is a neutron star-red giant binary. ...

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Any information on the salt content of Mars' atmospheric dust?
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[WARNING: I may be wrong. Astronomy is my hobby and I will answer to the extent that I know of. I may be a bit off.] Mars' atmosphere contains I guess what you can say 2 major parts. Gases, and ...

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Possible to use tachyons to explore black hole?
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Let's look at the validity of tachyons first. Travelling faster than light, as said by userLTK, would create time travel, which would create the famous paradox, the tachyonic antitelephone. The ...

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Are red giants stationary or do they move?
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Let's review some things. We know stars usually exist in galaxies. When they are, they orbit a central black hole in the center. Then, there are rogue stars. They have been ejected out of a galaxy. ...

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What causes hot temperature extremes?
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Within that galaxy cluster, things become chaotic as these galaxies are flung around but kept in orbit by their strong gravity. And as Steven Linton mentioned, the galaxy's organized motion is ...

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Smallest mass of star to be a black hole?
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Stars with 6 Jupiter Masses to 90 Jupiter Masses but are not able to heat up sufficiently to enable fusion become brown dwarfs, and die brown dwarfs. White dwarfs form when stars have a mass range of ...

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