|1: ||Why does Venus rotate west to east instead of
east to west.
|2: ||I have read that Europa, one of Jupiter's moons
has water on it. Why is that and do the other
moons have water too? If not, why not?
|3: ||I am doing a planet report and I am wondering how
scientists know the weights of the planets. Do
they calculate it?
|4: ||Why do some planets have rings? Why do none of the
inner planets have any?
|5: ||What is the name they are thinking of naming the
recently discovered planet in our solar system?
|6: ||How much liquid is on Mars?
|7: ||Is there any other planet like Earth in the
universe (a planet that has air, water, gravity
and so on)?
|8: ||Is it possible to shoot a gun in space?
|9: ||What is the temperature in space?
|10: ||What is a galaxy?
|11: ||How old is the Universe?
|12: ||What is a light year?
|13: ||Why is the sun's corona hotter than the surface
of the sun
|14: ||What path does the moon's orbit travel around the
|15: ||How old is the universe?
|16: ||Is it possible to fly to the moon in one day? |
|17: ||Why do the solar flares interact with cell phones
and other electronic devices?
|18: ||In the theory of the formation of the moon, what
happened to the large body that hit the Earth?
|19: ||Has a planet or star gone into a black hole?
|20: ||If the sun blows up would we all die, and if yes,
how long will it take?
|21: ||How many comets have almost hit the Earth?
|22: ||How do scientists find out the gravity on other
planets if they've never been on that planet?
|23: ||When will Betelgeuse die? How will we know when
it's going to die?
|24: ||How do scientists predict a solar and lunar eclipse?
|25: ||What are the main differences between stars and
|26: ||I have heard some talk about a tenth planet,
supposedly called "X". What I have heard is that
this planet orbits (When thinking of our Solar
System on an XY Axis) On the Y axis as opposed to
the other planets which rotate on the X axis. I
have also heard that this planet could have
caused the annihilation of the dinosaurs. Is
this something true or just a myth?
|27: ||Why does the sun get sunspots?
|28: ||What objects do solar flares damage?
|29: ||The study of the geology of the planets is called
|30: ||An astronomy question: Does the length of time
the moon is visible from Earth change
month-to-month or season-to-season? We know the
length of day changes with the sun, but we're
wondering about the moon. Also, we know the sun
and moon are not orbiting in the same plane
(relative to the earth) because if they were, we
would have solar eclipses every month. So, how do
the orbital planes differ for the earth around
the sun and the moon around the earth? Thank you
|31: ||Why can't you see the stars in outer space?
|32: ||I have heard that if you look at a solar eclipse
(right at that moment)it is really dangerous. If
this is true, why? Is it kind of the same idea as
looking directly at the sun?
|33: ||Will we ever be able to travel back in time?
|34: ||Does the sky ever end, because after sky there is
space? But is space is still part of the sky?
|35: ||I went to Paris a few months ago, and we went
over Greenland and I spotted the aurora, and I
was wondering what exactly causes this light to
|36: ||How did science determine that there was a hole
in the ozone layer?
|37: ||Why are there two different families of planets,
Jovian and Terrestrial?
|38: ||If there is no oxygen in space, how are there
explotions with fire?
|39: ||I know everyday we are discovering new things,
but is there any limit to what we can find about
what happens in space. I saw on the news that we
had found a new planet, approximately how long or
how much research does it actually take to get
this kind of information, is their any limit to
our knowledge about the planets that we come up
|40: ||Hello. I'm a student in DPHS. I have a question
about black holes. Could you answer it, please?
My question is: I've learned that there are many
black holes in our galaxy and they are moving.
What will be happened, if two black holes collide
against each other? Thanks for your favor.
|41: ||Why do asteroids concentrate between Mars and
|42: ||Quantum effects are normally important only on
atomic scales or smaller. Gravity is the dominant
force for very massive bodies. Under what
conditions will quantum effects become important
|43: ||In what year do you think scientists will be able
to see out of our galaxy with telescopes?
|44: ||What are some comparisons of weight and mass on
|45: ||How hot is the sun?
|46: ||Some stars create black holes. If and when the
sun dies like all stars, will it create a black
hole as well? And will it suck the solar system
|47: ||How does Earth keep its orbit around the Sun and
not come closer to the Sun?
|48: ||When a star explodes or dies, it is called a
super nova. When this happens it is said to come
together really tight and explode creating a
black hole. Can the same thing have happened with
the big bang? Is it possible for there to be
really really big stars or clusters that could or
|49: ||Why is the interior of the Earth hot?
|50: ||What do you think is beyond our solar system and
how do you know that it exists? Also, where do
think the universe ends? Do you think we will
ever have enough technology to figure that out?
|51: ||How did the planets form?
|52: ||Do you think in 50 years will people be living on the moon?
|53: ||Are there clouds on other planets? If so,
wouldn't there have to be water to form the coulds?
|54: ||When our galaxy merges with the 2 Magellanic
Clouds, for how long will it take for the
starburst to die down? Would space travel still
be possible if we don't mind shielding ourselves
better from radiation?
|55: ||What is a space explosion?
|56: ||Can minor galactic merger where a sattelite is a
few percent the mass of the disk galaxy produce
ultrahigh energy cosmic rays if galaxy collisions
can produce them?
|57: ||Has any form of life been discovered on a planet?
There are billions and billions of stars and
galaxy's and planets, and we still have not
discovered life, why not? If we did how would we
even communicate if they are beings?
|58: ||How does the universe keep getting bigger?
|59: ||I have been reading a lot of books on how the
universe started and if it is expanding or not. I
would like to know if scientists know if the
universe will keep on expanding forever or not. I
would also like to know how scientists know if the
universe will keep on expanding forever or not
(if they do know). Thanks a lot.
|60: ||There are new stars or planets being explored in
our galaxy. We have discovered new galaxies,
planets and solar systems. Why have we not
discovered any form of life other than our own
|61: ||Einstein theory of slowing time states that when you aproach the speed of light time starts to slow down. I was wondering what the speed of light is relative to? Our universe could be moving. Our galaxy could be moving. And the crest of the earth rotates at close to 800 miles per hour. Does Einstein mean the light that is around you?
|62: ||Is their a new planet in the galaxy?
|63: ||One of my students and his father asked: Would a
bomb explode in space? Since space is a vacuum, I
was not sure what would happen.
|64: ||Is there air in space?
|65: ||Why is it that the there are no tides in the Mediterranean sea ?
|66: ||How many planets are in our solar system?
|67: ||Does space go on forever? If yes, does that mean
that there are billions and billions of galaxies?
|68: ||Do wormholes really exist?
|69: ||Where is the Darwin solar system? Is it in our galaxy? What else can you tell me about that system?
|70: ||What affect does the earth's tilt have on the
|71: ||Is there really life on Mars?
|72: ||How was the Universe created?
|73: ||What are stars made of? Can we rearrange them?
|74: ||What are some land forms found on the moon's
|75: ||Why is there life on Earth and not at other planet?
|76: ||Why does space have thin air?
|77: ||Why the sun does not burn itself up?
|78: ||What are planet rings made of?
|79: ||Why is there a ring around Saturn?
|80: ||Are there new planets being formed in space?
|81: ||Are there stars or planets bigger than the sun in
|82: ||What is Saturn's rings made out of?
|83: ||Why does Saturn have rings and the other planets do not?
|84: ||How do you measure the moon from the distance?
|85: ||Why the planets show certain colors when we see
them from Earth?
|86: ||Is there life on Europa?
|87: ||How far are stars from Earth?
|88: ||How many stars are in the sky?
|89: ||When will the Sun blow up? Will the planets blow up, too?
|90: ||How far does the Universe expand?
|91: ||Is it possible to travel through time?
|92: ||Is it possible to travel to another universe?
|93: ||Is there more than one universe?
|94: ||Will we ever be able to space travel out of the
Milky Way and into the Andromeda Galaxy?
|95: ||Where do atoms come from?
|96: ||Could there ever be life on pluto?
|97: ||Why can we not go further in space?
|98: ||What happens to a human being when subjected to space with no oxygen or protective suit? I have seen many explanations but I would like to know the exact reaction. Many Thanks
|99: ||What is the cosmos?
|100: ||If the planets are made of CO2, can
there be any form of life on them?
|101: ||What would happen if something twice the size of
a black hole goes to the center of it?
|102: ||About how big is a star?
|103: ||How do star trails affect the Earth's rotation?
|104: ||How does Pluto support three moons?
|105: ||Why is there no gravity in space?
|106: ||What are the two parts of a comet?
|107: ||How are planets made for?
|108: ||What would happen if you gently released a cubic foot of luke warm water into outer space? What would happen to the water? Would it stay together or separate into thousands of tiny particles? What if you did it to air?
|109: ||What shape do you think a neutron star that does
not rotate around its axis can have?
|110: ||Do humans implode or explode in space?
|111: ||What are the chances that we will find life on other planets in the next 100 years?
|112: ||What would happen if you put water in outerspace?
|113: ||I want to know why Pluto is not a planet
|114: ||Is it true that the Big Bang was created by
universes that collided?
|115: ||How many planets have been discovered outside our solar system? Also, what are their names?
|116: ||Do we have an infinite past and universe?
|117: ||What are the names of the 63 moons of Jupiter?
|118: ||What are the names of Mars's two moons?
|119: ||How many moons are there on planet Neptune and what are their names?
|120: ||Do we know any other life forms in other planets or galaxies?
|121: ||What is past the Universe?
|122: ||If the earth cracked and the molten lava seeped in to outer space would it orbit around another planet? Or would it harden under extremely low temperature?
|123: ||Has a planet or a star gone into a blackhole?
|124: ||What result happened because of the big bang and how has it changed our galaxy forever?Also what is the big bang theory and why do scientist believe this happened and what happened during the big bang?
|125: ||What is the life cycle of a small star and a massive star after the red giant stage? Also, do you have any interesting facts about star's life cycles?
|126: ||Does temperature affect the received solar energy? Does it matter if it is hot or cold as long as there is the same amount of sun energy?
|127: ||Why isn't Pluto a planet anymore?
|128: ||Is there proof that there is CO2 and H2O on Jupiter?
|129: ||How were planets made? |
Do planets grow?
Why are the planets round like a sphere?
|130: ||Since light is very efficient at "twisting" space
and time if a suitable spacecraft were to travel
into a very concentrated light beam would it
experience any time dilation effects?
|131: ||Since light is very effective at "twisting" space
and time if a suitable spacecraft were to have a
very concentrated, spinning, sphere of light
around it, would it be able to "twist" space to
travel at or faster than light, kind of like
Alcubierre warp drive?
|132: ||Is there a formula to determine how big of a
"dip" the spacetime fabric will curve due to
gravity given the mass/density of an object such
as the earth or the sun? If so, what is it? Could
it be used to determine the "flexibility" of the
spacetime fabric and/or how fast it moves?
|133: ||Can gravitational waves be "ridden" on? Can
gravitational waves cause time dilation?
|134: ||Would it be possible to enter the atmoshphere
safely without the use of a heat shield? How
could that be done?
|135: ||Light, like gravity, is very efficient at bending the spacetime fabric. How powerful of a beam, or sphere of light would you need to have to bend the spacetime fabric into a 1g well? Actually, what I am really trying to say is: Is there a formula to figure out such a problem like the one above?
|136: ||Since black holes make an infinitly deep gravitational well, is it okay to say that it isn't a "well" to some extent, but instead a "hole" in the spacetime fabric?
|137: ||I am a retired person and I have a question. How
many miles the NASA space ship has to travel to
get out of Earth?
|138: ||I would like to have a long life enough to see
the smash of the galaxies. If by that time humans
still exist, what will they see or feel as the
first symptoms of the crash?
|139: ||If an astronaut died in space, would he
decompose? (no bacteria but what about radiation?)
|140: ||How long does it take a rocket ship to get to the
moon, and how fast will the rocket be going?
|141: ||How many days does it take to go from Earth to
|142: ||How did the asteroid belt form?
|143: ||How many moons are there in our solar system? Are
the other moons of different colors and sizes
than our moon? Are there other interesting facts
about the other moons? Have any other moons been
|144: ||Why is Pluto so little? Is Pluto made out of
rock? Is Pluto an asteroid or a planet?
|145: ||How was earth created and how did life begin on
|146: ||How can the sun stay togther if its made out of gases?
|147: ||We understand that the temperature of the
thermoshere gets as high as 1700 degrees celsius,
but if you were outside in the thermosphere it
would feel cold... or you would freeze. Is this
true? Why is this?
|148: ||What is a Satellite ?
|149: ||Is Pluto a planet or a moon?
|150: ||Why is the Earth more like a Sphere than like a
|151: ||How did the sun got created?
|152: ||Is there life in outer space?
|153: ||Will astronauts ever be able to land on Mars?
|154: ||How do scientists know how long the sun is going to survive?
|155: ||Where did the energy for Pangaea come from?
|156: ||If energy is destructive then how did the "big bang" make the earth?
|157: ||I heard that in quantum physics there is something like 11 dimensions. How would you know if something is coming from a different dimension or something like that? What would be an example of something going through or coming from those different "degrees of freedom?"
|158: ||If you take water in to space and open the container it is in will the water stay together and float?
|159: ||Will electricity act any different in space?
|160: ||What exactly are white holes, and how are they formed?
|161: ||What are the astronomical predictions for the year 2009? Regarding climate changes and the orbital position of planets.
|162: ||Do you believe that the theory of the Mayan Indians about the world coming to an end in 2010 is scientifically true? Is their any proof in the land formation or earthquake measures of a natural disaster in our future?
|163: ||What would happen if you threw a human out into space without a space suit?
|164: ||What are your views on pesticide use? Do you think their use is dangerous to the environment? If so, what do you suggest we do to decrease pesticide use?
|165: || |
I am a middle school teacher. Today I did a lesson in which students determined what their weight would be on the other planets in our solar system. We used a formula I found on the internet in another teacher's lesson Plan; the formula is: Mass (weight on earth) x gravity (different for each planet) = weight on that planet.
The gravity chart I used looked like this:
Our Moon 0.17
My students quickly filled in the chart and discovered how heavy they would be on Jupiter, how light they'd be on our Moon, and Pluto, and Mars and Mercury. Since they finished so quickly I asked them to find their Planetary Average Weight. We decided to throw out the Moon (not a planet) and Pluto (not a real planet anymore.) We found that every single student had an average planetary weight that was within one pound of their weight on Earth! I was in awe of this "co-incidence." I tried more weights, and the result was always the same: 8 planets, total weight on each, divided by eight ALWAYS equals Earth weight. So here are my questions: What makes this true every time?
Is the fact that this is true the reason that Earth is just right for life?
Does our home planet have that magic gravity amount that is exactly the solar system average?
Do the planets acting together add up to the perfect gravity environment for Earth? Or does this formula have other implications?
I am very interested to know your response. Thank you very much.
|166: ||We as humans have currently done a great bit of
damage to the planet Earth. As an alternative
way of disposing of garbage, would shooting large
sums of trash into space be all that detrimental
to the planet?
|167: ||How do fluorescent lamps make so much light without a lot of heat?
|168: ||If absolute zero is the coldest possible
temperature, what is the hottest possible
|169: ||We are not students or teachers from a school,
just from life, we just have a question we want
answered. What happens when you open a can of
soda in space?
|170: ||Is there an existence of nothingness? Can what appears to be an empty container, actually be empty? Is there any possible way to have a unit of space that contains no air? No matter? Just nothing?
|171: ||When travelling from Earth to the moon, is there ever a time when you will experience ZERO gravity?
|172: ||Hi! When I read or hear about asteroids, specifically about those that have impacted the earth at sometime in the past, I notice that the authors compare the force that the asteroid impacted the earth with to the strength of the atomic bomb. (Example: The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs impacted the earth with the force of several atomic bombs) Now I know to calculate the force of an object that would hit the earth (f=ma) (correct me if that is not how you calculate the force of an object that would impact earth - must I know the objects speed, etc?) but how do I compare that force to the explosion of an atomic bomb? It would be interesting to see, for example, How the impact of a 10-ton object made of a various material, and the destruction that such an object would produce,would compare to the destruction of an atomic bomb. I would assume that 1 atomic bomb would produce the kind of destruction seen in Japan during WW2? Thank you so much for your help, Happy New Year!
|173: ||Where did stars come from and why do we have them?
|174: ||Why is there such a small amount of Lithium in the universe? (Subsidiary questions: Does Sol have less or more than most stars? If so, why?)
|175: ||Why does the day have 24 hours?
|176: ||A work co11egue has asked me to ask , if an
astronaut was lost in space would his body
|177: ||Why are the planets round?
|178: ||Hello! Thank you for your answers to my previous question. I have another question involving relativity: Imagine that somehow, one is able to produce a finite acceleration for a given amount of time, or indefinetly (I know that this would require infinite energy but please bear with me). Using this device, the person accelerates an object. Eventually, the object approaches the speed of light. Given my current knowledge, an outside observer seeing that object would notice that it is constantly approaching the speed of light, but (according to the observer) it would take an infinite amount of time for the object to reach, and pass, the speed of light. Is this correct, why is this? However, the object that is accelerating would notice that it would take a finite amount of time (according to it) to pass the speed of light. I know this is similar to the case in which an object is observed passing the event horizon of a black hole. (an outside observer would have to wait an infinity to see the infalling object pass the event horizon, but the infalling object would pass the horizon in a finite amount of time) Now for my second question: Can the accelerating object (or the object that passes the event horizon) still be considered as traveling back in time (when it passes the speed of light according to it, or when it passes the event horizon according to it)? Why or why not? Thank you for your help.
|179: ||Hello! I have recently tried to calculate the gravity of a black hole at the event horizon. In other words, I want to calculate the surface gravity of an object if the escape velocity to leave that object is the speed of light. But I dont think I did the math right. I believe that the required gravity is less than infinity because there is only infinite gravity at the singularity. How can I determine the gravity of an object when the escape velocity is the speed of light (or more)? Please show how to calculate it. Thank you so much for your help!
|180: ||What keeps earth from collapsing in on itself
like at the end of a star's life? Is it not big
enough or what?
|181: ||I want to know why we always look at the same
face of the moon. Can you explain to me the reason?
|182: ||What would happen if you spilled a glass of water out in space?
|183: ||How different are the atmospheres of Venus, Earth, and Mars? Can you tell me the characteristics that make them different? Has any of these three planets a very different atmosphere from the other two?
|184: ||Why doesn't the earth sink?
|185: ||Can absolute zero stop time?
|186: ||Is there another way to stop time than traveling at light speed? I learned that mass can't go at light speed unless we have infinite energy (which we don't). If there are other ways of stopping time, won't it be so much easier?
|187: ||Before the Big Bang, was the universe matter or energy?
|188: ||How do photons travel so fast? Is there a way to stop them?
|189: ||If there is no time before the Big Bang, then how
can the Big Bang happen? Was not everything
|190: ||Why the Bode Law fails to predict Neptunes orbit?
|191: ||Do the planets grow in size?
|192: ||Since the moon circles the earth once a month why
is there not some type of eclipse every month?
|193: ||If a fragment from an asteroid falls to Earth and a static electric charge is built up as the fragment falls, does it generate a magnetic field? If so, why does it happen?
|194: ||Are there any plans to try to move the moon back
to a closer orbit with the earth, through some
kind of gravity manipulation, or other ideas?
|195: ||Because of certain chemicals (ethyl formate)
found in a big dust cloud in the middle of our
galaxy, Saggitarius B2, is it true that the Milky
Way would technically smell like rum and taste
|196: ||A video said that before the Big Bang, the universe was the size of an atom. Another video said that before the Big Bang, there was no space. If so, where is this atom-sized universe? It is got to be so where?
|197: ||How do we know that the earth revolves around the
sun? Is the sun in a fixed position? The sun is
seen crossing the sky, but so is the moon. Isn't
the center of anything relative to your position?
|198: ||Do you believe the big bang will reverse itself,
as a few people have predicted, and suck back in
to its "origin"?
|199: ||What happens to light in a black hole? Is there an end to a black hole?
|200: ||I have heard of parallel universes, but I do not understand them. Can you explain these, and can you tell me if there is such a thing?
|201: ||How can you tell how many miles or light years away something is if you can't go there? What sorts of instruments do you use?
|202: ||What concrete evidence do scientists actually
have that we evolved from monkeys and that the
"big bang" actually happened?
|203: ||How does the gravity of black holes exist without any mass?
|204: ||If you throw something in a black hole, where does it go and what happens to it?
|205: ||What makes a supernova? What types of energy does
a supernova give out when it explodes?How far
does the explosion of the supernova go? How
common are supernovas?
|206: ||How much longer will the world exist according to
|207: ||I found this web site called Universe, The Big Bang. It said that the universe was created 15 billion years ago. Is that true? And how would someone know if we werent alive? Did the universe begin because of the big bang? The last question is, who discovered the universe?
|208: ||Are all chemicals harmful to future generations?
Do bug sprays harm babies? What exactly causes
air pollution? What type of diseases does
pollution cause for humans? If pollutions was to
enter a black hole what would happen?
|209: ||Could life survive on a Asteroid? On Earth there
are six characteristics of life. In the search
for alien life forms are the characteristics of
life the same?
|210: ||Does space ever end?
|211: ||Is there a fourth dimension?
|212: ||Why is space black?
|213: ||If there is an end to the universe, what's beyond
|214: ||How many solar systems could be in a galaxy if
there a billions of stars in a galaxy?
|215: ||What created the Big Bang?
|216: ||How are stars formed?
|217: ||How did people discover the planets?
|218: ||We currently know that Dark Matter is matter that
is in outer space and occupies a great deal of
matter in the Universe. It could be many things
such as planets, dormant stars, or black holes,
but we are seeking the truth... What is Dark
Matter? What do we need to know about Dark
Matter that we dont? Is there any significant
information about how it differs from the matter
|219: ||I am currently participating in a project where I
have to design a space settlement. I would like
some data on the materials and the processes
being developed/studied here. If you have any
such information, could you help me?
|220: ||In regards to extraterrestrial life, I wonder
about their "rate of life". I mean, could what
we call a second be a year for their species.
So, a message from us like "Hello" would be a
lll...oooooooooo." If our thought processes are
at two very different rates, then communication
would seem impossible. OR, is there one rate of
life in all the universe? It seems that this
would have to be the case for any contact to
occur since the probability of another species'
"rate of life" being close to ours appears to be
zero. Do you think our rate of life is connected
to the speed of light. So, for example, an alien
species with a rate of life one hundred times
ours would see light travelling one hundred times
slower? (or faster?)
|221: ||As a scientist, how would you explain how the
Earth was created after the Big Bang occurred?
Where did animals, plants the human race come from?
|222: ||If the sun were to explode, what is the
probability that human life forms would survive?
Is there a possibility of a "Counter Earth."
|223: ||Could a black hole be destroyed if the amount of
mass that was sucked in was bigger or about the
size of Jupiter?What is a worm hole? How are
they formed? Could you enter one, and what would
object inside or outside the worm hole look like?
What would happen if two black holes were side by
|224: ||Why are red stars cooler than white stars? I
thought red things were hot.
|225: ||I'm interested in the solar system. I want to
know about the things you are learning. I want to
know about the special interests you have to
share with me and what you are specifically
|226: ||Measuring light years:How is the speed of light
actually determined? How could you measure
something that's speed is inconceivable to us?
If we went somewhere else...say a star and
watched the light from the Earth reach us, would
it be like watching a movie?
|227: ||What would happen to me if I went through a
black hole? Would I end up in a different
|228: ||Do planets ever stop growing?
|229: ||Why do we orbit the sun but it doesn't orbit anything?
|230: ||Does the solar system ever end and if so how ? Is there a wall or does it just go on forever?
|231: ||How do we get the satellites to other planets
like Jupiter so fast if it takes a regular rocket
5 years to get there?
|232: ||How do we know how stuff really is out there if
it's too far out to explore and would take years
to get to?
|233: ||How do you know how many galaxies there are in
|234: ||How did the carbon get in the universe to form
|235: ||A student read that the star Arcturus was moving
differently than other stars (perhaps in a
different direction?). Do you have any
information on this?
|236: ||Please answer our question about space. The sun
is out in space. Around the earth it gets very
cold and the air around us is cold. Out in space
is it cold warm or very hot?
|237: ||Can a moon have a moon? Is there any such
thing in our solar system or evidence of it in
|238: ||How are Solar Flares are related to the Magnetic
Poles on Earth? How they work? I can't find that
answer in any of the books I looked through.
|239: ||If there was water on Mars, would we be able to live on it?
|240: ||Why isnt there any oxygen in the universe and the
planets around us?
|241: ||If we send all of our nuclear weaponry at Jupiter could we ignite it to become a star?
|242: ||Have there been documented cases where a person
has received radio waves on the metal in their
mouth or metal plates in their head? (Or is it
even possible for some to receive radio waves in
the metal in their head?)
|243: ||How can you calculate your age on the Sun?
|244: ||Imagine that you make contact with an
extraterrestrial intelligence. What units would
you use to communicate ideas about how our
planet or solar system operates? It seems that
the units of time, distance, and mass which we
use are based on features of our own system and
wouldn't necessarily make sense to an
intelligence from somewhere else (e.g. Second,
Hour, Day, Year, Lightyear, AU, Kilogram, Meter,
are all arbitrary or based on the location or
movement of the Earth). What are units which
anyone from our universe (but not necessarily
our planet) would be able to recognize?
|245: ||Do black holes really exist? If yes, why we have
not found them moving around neighboring
|246: ||Can you hear a space ship in space or a super
|247: ||This question is not for school. I wanted to now
sense you can't look at solar eclipses directly.
Can you use sun glasses, 3d glasses or a cell
phone to look at them without hurting your eye?
|248: ||How would I calculate the magnitude and
direction of acceleration of a galaxy moving
towards another galaxy? The only values I know
are that both galaxies mass = 1.42 x
|249: ||If we take water to space, how is the water
|250: ||How does the lunar orbit compare to a circular
|251: ||How do other planets affect Earth's gravitational
|252: || How was the moon created? |
|253: ||Can a black hole be created by the Earth's
pollution and our radiation? |
|254: || Why isn't Venus livable if it's just like Earth? |
|255: ||What does it mean to have four tides? |
|256: ||Does the sun rotate? |
|257: ||In Social Studies, we are studying landforms but
our textbook doesn't tell us anything about
volcanoes or canyons. Can you tell us more about
these types of landforms? |
|258: ||Why does the moon have so many craters? |
|259: ||What would happen if the world rotated in the
opposite direction than it already does? |
|260: ||How many moons are on the planets? |
|261: ||Is there bacteria life on Mars? |
|262: ||Is there a possibility that there are some living
things outside the earth? |
|263: ||Does your nose run in space? |
|264: ||If we were to communicate with an astronaut on
space, would there be a delay? If so, how late
would that communication be? And how would they
communicate with us? |
|265: ||How does a rocket travel from Earth to the moon? |
|266: ||How does the moon control the tides? Can you put
it into a way that is easy to understand? |
|267: ||Is Europa colder or hotter than Earth? |
|268: ||Why has x-ray been detected to pass through a
black hole? |
|269: ||Will the solar system end soon? |
|270: ||How does heat transfer? |
|271: ||How did the earth layers form, and how did the
dinosaurs become extinct? |
|272: ||I'm doing my science fair project on black holes.
I learned that inside a black hole there is a
strong gravitational pull. My hypothesis is that
around the black hole there might be a spinning
force (similar to tornadoes)as the galaxy rotates
around it. This spinning force should draw
toward the black hole. Am I on the right track?
you have any suggestions about how to test my
|273: ||What is a black hole? |
|274: ||How does the moon cause high tides? |
|275: ||How many moons does Saturn have? |
|276: ||Why do you weigh less on the moon than on earth? |
|277: ||Why hydrogen have only one atomic number? |
|278: ||Why does the ocean get bigger gravitational pull
of the moon? Why low and high tides occur
throughout a day? |
|279: ||Why does the moon have phases?
|280: ||Why are planets in the shape of a sphere?
|281: ||How are galaxies made? I know we live in the
Milkey Way. |
|282: ||Why is there no oxygen in space? |
|283: ||Is there any chance of life up in space? |
|284: ||Why is Jupiter's red spot red and what keeps it
from dying out? |
|285: ||Why do we float in space? |
|286: ||Why do have to wear a helmet in space? |
|287: ||Did Mars ever have life on it and was there water
|288: ||How do you know for sure that space never ends? |
|289: ||Why can't we see other stars or their solar
systems/and how far are we from the other solar
|290: ||Have the planets ever lined up? If they have,
was the year? |
|291: ||When was Pluto considered a dwarf planet? |
|292: ||Is the sun the hottest star in the Universe? |
|293: ||What is a nebula and is it the first part of the
sun's life cycle? |
|294: ||Why does Saturn have a ring that floats? |
|295: ||Why does the earth have to spin? |
|296: ||About how many stars are in space? |
|297: ||What are Saturn's rings made of? |
|298: ||What god was Pluto named from? |
|299: ||How does the moon control the oceans tides? |
|300: ||What is your frame of reference for what to
measure for elevation from on the moon? How does
compass perform in deep space? What does it point
to? Best Regards. Also, you guys should watch
adventure time. It is majestic. |
|301: ||How are galaxies made? I know we live in the
Milky Way. |
|302: ||How far in distanc is space form earth? |
|303: ||What is the biggest star that scientists know? |
|304: ||Does the moon out off heat? |
|305: ||How do all the planets seem to be floating and
they don't fall in to space? |
|306: ||What will happen if a human would go through a
black hole, what would I see? |
|307: ||How did the Solar System started and when?
|308: ||How come our solar system does not go off to
|309: ||Why is Venus hotter than Mercury if Mercury is
closer to the sun? |
|310: ||Why are most planets and stars spherical? |
|311: ||How are planets made? |
|312: ||When was Earth made? |
|313: ||If the universe is expanding, how is that
can collide? |
|314: ||Is it possible for any life to exist on Saturn? |
|315: ||Does the sun grow or does it stay how it is right
|316: ||When you go to space, can you get out hydrogen
from the sun? How do you get hydrogen on earth?
|317: ||How does the asteroid belt form? |
|318: ||Where did the planets get their names? |
|319: ||Why is the sun so bright and hot?What instruments
do scientists use to study the sun?How big can a
solar flare get? |
|320: ||Why is the sun so bright and hot? |
|321: ||How does a galaxy form? |
|322: ||How earth is different from the other planets?
|323: ||Why do planets have different layers?
|324: ||How is Mercury different from the other inner
|325: ||How many stars are in the galaxy? Is it true that
if you go into a black hole, you can still come
|326: ||How fast does the space rocket go, so it can get
through our atmosphere? |
|327: ||I want to ask about the theory of the multiverse
system. If the science community feels it exists,
how ? If not, what could be the possible boundary
of our known universe? and what is the
relationship between a multiverse system and
quantum mechanics, with emphasis on linear and 3D
time frame, random events, etc? |
|328: ||Can we survive on the sun? |
|329: ||We know that the sun is not the biggest star, but
is it the hottest star?-Thanks. |
|330: ||Why do we have more gravity in our earth than in
the moon? |
|331: ||Why moon takes 28 days to revolve and rotate
around the earth? |
|332: ||Why is the sun made up of plasma and nitrogen? |
|333: || Why do the stars orbit each other?
|334: ||Is Pluto gas or rock? |
|335: ||I understand that a quantum description of gravity
would necessitate the transmission of gravity
through a mediating particle, the graviton. This
makes me wonder about black holes. A black hole
would have to be emitting gravitons all the time.
It seems to me that an isolated black hole -- even
ignoring Hawking radiation -- would have to be
losing energy just through the emission of
gravitons and thus lose mass. Is this a correct
extrapolation? Thank you.
|336: ||How are ocean tides formed under the influence of
the moon and the sun, and the influence of the
revolution of the earth? |
|337: ||Which stars are cooler red or blue? |
|338: ||Can humans live on Mars? |
|339: ||How the earth and other planets are circling
around the sun, and why they are not going away
from it? |
|340: ||Who found out that there were planets? |
|341: ||How was space discovered? |
|342: ||Why do planets have different colors? |
|343: || Why is the sun hot? |
|344: ||How does a rocket travel from Earth to the moon? |
|345: || How did the elements came to existence? |
|346: ||How dose the water get attracted to the moon? |
|347: ||Light has many sources. The greatest is the sun.
Are scientists using other light from other stars
to produce energy? |
|348: || Why and how do planets rotate and revolute? |
|349: ||I have tried to calculate the moon's gravity at
100,000 km distance from its surface by using the
inverse square law, but I get confusing results.
Please help me. |
|350: ||What will happen to the landmasses after
approximately 200 million years ? |
|351: ||Does a rocket ship have to orbit the earth to get
to the moon? |
|352: ||Will black hole travel like other celestial
bodies. Is there a chance of our earth and solar
system being attracted by a Black hole. |
|353: ||Can you explain string theory for me? Thank you. |
|354: ||What are the most influential factors of water tides? |
|355: ||How do we measure the radius of other planets?
|356: ||Could any of the "gas giants" (or other planets)
in our solar system ever become Sun's? Let's say
the Sun burns out, if Earth has somehow been saved
from certain demise, could a "gas giant" be
ignited as if it were a spare lightbulb? If so,
would our solar system change directions and start
to rotate around that planet? |
|357: ||Which gases are there on Mars? |
|358: || How slow does the earth spin?
|359: || I have searched on multiple websites for the
answers to these questions, but I can't find them.
What do scientists say the density of the earth
is? How do scientists actually measure the earth's
|360: ||How does a hurricane form? |
|361: ||How does nuclear fusion fuels our sun? |
|362: ||Does gravity prevent Earth from flying away from
the Sun OR flying into the Sun? Please explain
answer. Thank you. |
|363: ||How does the earth movement around the sun affect
the stars patterns we seen in the sky? |
|364: || Does the solar systems form in the center? |
|365: ||Is it true that the earth's core is made of metals
iron and nickel, and that the earth's crust is
made of mostly the elements of silicon and oxygen?
|366: ||How is it possible to breathe in zero gravity?
|367: ||How often do astronauts die out in space? And if
they do what causes them to die? And how long can
you live in space and your body is still fully
I was reading an article on NASA website, talking
about the earth speed slowing down; hence days are
is the article
My understanding /conclusion is that eventually
and according to laws of Physics, Earth at some
point will stop spinning for a moment in time, and
then start spinning clockwise instead of
counter-clockwise. Is this possible? Thank you.
|369: ||Will a human body explode in space if sent without
helmet in space? According to me, internal
pressure will be very high and there will be
nothing to balance it so it must explode. If no,
then why? |
|370: ||Does the cycles of the moon affect water evaporation? |
|371: ||How far away is Earth from Saturn? |
|372: || Why does Jupiter have a red spot? |
|373: ||My Question is: How much oxygen will land based
microorganisms convert in a Mars like atmosphere?
I need help getting the tools for this experiment.
Is there somebody who could help me? |
|374: ||If you got cut out in space, what color would your
blood bleed out as? |
|375: ||How long would it take to reach the solar system
from earth? |
|376: ||Why are there moon phases? |
|377: ||Are stars hot or cold? |
|378: ||Does Pluto have an atmosphere? |
|379: ||What would you need to survive on Venus? |
|380: ||We were looking at the composition of elements in
the universe and saw that it is 75% Hydrogen, 23%
Helium, 1% Oxygen, and 1% everything else. Why is
there so much Oxygen in the universe compared to
the other elements? |
|381: ||How far is the very first satellite launched into
|382: ||If the moon draws the ocean towards it and causes
high tides, why is there a low tide when I can see
the moon overhead? |
|383: ||Imagine two astronauts on a rotating space
station. The station is rotating about its axis at
some rate R clockwise as seen from the perspective
of an outside observer (or an observer at the
axis). On the station there are two astronauts.
One is standing in place and rotating clockwise at
the same rate R as the station from the
perspective of the outside observer. He
experiences some centrifugal force F away from the
axis of rotation. The second astronaut, doing some
exercise, is running counter-clockwise, at the
same rate the station is rotating in the clockwise
direction (lets call his rate -R). As seen from
the perspective of the outside observer, it seems
like the astronaut is jogging in place. Question:
Does the second astronaut, rotating at the same
rate as the space station but in the opposite
direction, still experience the centrifugal force
caused by the rotation of the space station? |
|384: ||How many galaxies are there in the Universe?
|385: ||Why is the atmosphere of Venus more friendly to
plants than humans? |
|386: ||Why is air pressure in outer space less than on earth? |
|387: ||What is the difference between a black hole and a
worm hole? |
|388: ||I understand how gravity is the curvature of
spacetime, but what quality of spacetime allows it
to move back to exactly how it was before a body
of some mass influenced it? What balance keeps
spacetime constantly "smooth"?
|389: ||How many solar systems are in the milky way galaxy? |
|390: || Why do scientists believe that the earth
developed in layers?
|391: ||Is Pluto a gas or solid planet?
|392: ||I recently read the Planiverse. Would a 2D
dimensional universe be possible? And would there
be any way for us to see/visit it? |
|393: ||According to Stephen Hawking, the laws of Physics
allow the Big Bang to happen, because the random
motion of subatomic particles generated energy to
create an explosion. How exactly did these
subatomic particles appear. If the Big Bang was
caused by the random motion of such small
particles, then what created such subatomic
particles in the first place, and what came before
them. Also, how exactly did the Big Bang generate
forces like gravity to come about in the universe? |
|394: || Is there any real life on Mars?
|395: ||What are planets made of? |
|396: ||If we know of sun based systems throughout space,
is it possible to have a system based on massive
planets or other bodies (excluding black holes,)
or would the mass be too great that it collapses
in on itself? |
|397: || If the rest of the universe had earth's gravity,
would we be floating? And if so, how high would we
|398: ||How does the Earth heat up? |
|399: ||Is there more than one universe? |
|400: ||Is the world ever going to end? |
|401: ||Why does the far side of the moon never face Earth?
|402: ||Where have humans explored in space, and what are
the details to what they have found? Thank you
|403: ||Outside, my mother and I were watching the blood
moon of April 15, 2014. The moon is (looks) like
it is behind a tree. When it came from behind the
clouds, it looked like it lifted. How is this? Is
it true? How often is it? Why?
|404: ||If you let your air out in space will there be a
pocket of air in space? |
|405: ||If a comet passes too close to Earth, what might
|406: ||Why some planets have rings and others do not? |
|407: ||My friend refuses to believe that the earth
rotates around the sun because all he believes in
is religion , he refuses to believe any logic.
What is the easiest way to prove to him that the
earth rotates around the sun and not the other way
|408: ||We estimate the temperature of a star from its
color. But what if the star is moving away from us
at a constant rate? Then, its light would be red
shifted. So, how will we know its temperature? |
|409: ||Does Pluto have any moons? |
|410: ||Can you please explain holographic and anthropic
principles with easy examples?
|411: ||How does the Sun have a gravitational force?
Doesn't gravity depend on an atmosphere? |
|412: ||I know this question had often been asked but I
don't get to understand it. What do mean when we
say that space is expanding? I think that space is
not a physical entity that can expand. Space is
just (apparently) "nothingness". Please solve my
|413: ||Can you tell me why the atmosphere is important?
|414: ||What force makes earth stay on its orbit?
|415: ||Why is Mars a red planet?
|416: ||Is there any particle faster than light? if so,
what is it? Is neutrino faster than light? |
|417: ||Why is an atom electrically neutral? |
|418: ||Why the sun does not fall on the earth?
|419: ||What is the size of the Sun? |
|420: ||Where does carbon dioxide come from?
|421: ||How are stars aligned? |
|422: ||Can you explain to me why is a ball on a string
like a planet in its orbit? |
|423: ||Is Earth's core as hot as the surface of the sun?
|424: ||What would happen if a comet hits Earth?
|425: ||I was wondering if there are billions of stars in
the galaxy and we are inside of it, why do we see
dark nights? Wouldn't the space always be bright?
|426: ||What is the Shape of Our Universe, and where is it
situated? I would also like to know what is there
outside the Universe? |
|427: ||Why does tides occur on seas and oceans but not on
ponds and lakes? |
|428: ||What makes a planet different from a star?
|429: ||How far away are stars? |
|430: ||How can there be gravitational pull in space but
no gravity? |
|431: ||There is an article on your site about the
gravitational pull of the planets upon each other.
My question is what happens when the earth passes
through the gravitational field between the sun
and another big planet such as Jupiter or Saturn.
So there would be some gravity between the earth
and Jupiter, but there would also be gravity
between the sun and Jupiter and the earth would be
passing through this field. Can this be measured?
What happens? Casey the Curious. |
|432: ||Does our solar system have a name? All we say is
"sun system". |
|433: || I have children in Grades P-2. One of my young
students asked me if the earth is round because of
gravity, how come the other planets are round that
have no gravity - I tried to explain the mass and
gases idea to them and they looked at me as if I
was from another planet. How do I explain the
reasons planets are round in simple terms they
will understand. Please keep in mind these are 4-6
years old children. |
|434: ||How was our Earth made? |
|435: ||What planets have Oxygen in their atmospheres
other than Earth?
|436: ||How long does it take for a rocket to get into space?
|437: ||Why does the ocean seem to rise at night time?
|438: ||Is our sun really a star? |
|439: ||What instrument did you use to gather information
about stars? |
|440: ||Are there really Aliens from outer space? |
|441: ||Would a black hole be able to eat an object many
times bigger than its own mass? If not, what would
the reaction be? |
|442: ||What would the reaction be if a black hole crossed
paths with another black hole of the same size? |
|443: ||Why does the moon turn red at times? And why is
the sky blue? Can the sky turn into another color,
and if so what color? |
|444: ||What would happen to the moon if the earth is
gone? Will the moon find another planet to circle
around? If yes, which would be that planet? Would
the moon go on in the same circle without a
planet? Will the moon be gone before us or will be
death with us? What will happen?
|445: ||How does the moon control the tides? |
|446: ||How Silicon came about on Earth? |
|447: ||How does space never end?
|448: ||Why does the Earth rotate on an axis?
|449: ||I am in Big History at Grayslake North high school
in Illinois. I am doing a project on how Silicon
came about on Earth. I came upon your answer on to
why that is. I want to use your answer in my
project but I need to cite my work so I don't
plagiarizer. When I used easybib they were not
able to give me a publisher of a electronically
published date. I was just wondering on if you can
give me a name and a date so i will be able to use
it in my project. If not that is fine, I can find
a different article. Thank you for your time. Have
a nice day! |
|450: ||Why the ring of Saturn is visible to us and the
other outer planets like Uranus ring's is
invisible to us? |
|451: ||What would happen if the sun exploded? |
|452: ||Are there stars bigger than the sun?
|453: ||Do all the planets take the same time to revolve
around the sun? |
|454: ||Without any example, could you tell me how do
scientists measure gravity? |
|455: ||Is there air on any other galaxy?
|456: ||How did Apollo 2 get off the moon? Doesn't rocket
fuel require oxygen to work? |
|457: ||Tides are formed by the gravitational pull of
moon. How does the water get attracted by the moon
even though the gravitational pull of earth is
greater than that of the moon? |
|458: ||Can we see Saturn from Earth with naked eye? |
|459: ||Do all planets rotate from left to right? |
|460: ||How was the sun formed? |
|461: ||What is the safest place to be if a supernova occurs? |
|462: ||Is Venus hotter than Mercury because it is full of
carbon dioxide or because it does not have an
|463: ||Why can't humans go to Jupiter, and why isn't it
safe to go there? |
|464: ||Scientists claim to be true that GRAVITY IS THE
WEAKEST OF ALL THE 4 FUNDAMENTAL FORCES OF NATURE!
Now here's my question:
Being the weakest of all the 4 fundamental forces
of nature, why is it that the gravity of black
holes can bend even space, time and light? If it
is true that gravity is the weakest force, then
the black holes are violating the laws of
classical mechanics! Is it correct to say that
gravity is the weakest force?
|465: ||Why the universe has not end and why is it too big? |
|466: ||How the heat of sun come in earth when there is no
|467: ||Does the sun have an explosion every day?
|468: ||How many stars are there?
|469: ||How big is the sun? How big is the earth? How big
is Jupiter? Can you compare them? |
|470: ||Hello, I am in 7th grade and was in Science class
while thinking, Man to Mars communication. My
question would be, while Man is on Mars will they
be able to communicate back to family and friends?
I know they will be able to back to the Space
Station but I was curious about the family and
friends part. If so, will this be freely chosen
times to talk or schedule time?
|471: ||How does a moon rock look like?
|472: ||I'm doing a project for school. I was wondering if
you could answer a few questions I have about
stars. Why are there stars out at night? Do we use
them as like night lights? Where do they go during
the day? If we didn't have stars, would it change
our daily life? |
|473: ||What would happen if the sun and moon collided? |
|474: ||Are stars useful why/why not? |
|475: ||Is there some other planet with an atmosphere that
we can breathe?
|476: ||How fast do meteors travel? How far is Mars from
Earth, and how fast can we get there?
|477: ||Are scientists working on traveling to the sun? Is
it possible to visit other planets with different
kinds of space suits? |
|478: ||What will happen with the hot water in the sun
when it evaporates?
|479: || What is the closest planet to Saturn and how far
away is it?
|480: ||Why isn't Pluto a planet anymore for a fact I am
|481: ||Why can't we feel the Earth move? |
|482: ||Why don't asteroids get pulled into Earth's
|483: ||How long does it take for Mercury to make one full
|484: ||How long has gravity been on earth? |
|485: ||Why don't asteroids get pulled into Earth's gravity? |
|486: ||What made Earth's atmosphere? Can it make more
|487: ||Does space have a floor or is it just like an
endless pit? If it does have a floor then, what is it? |
|488: ||How many asteroids are in the Solar System? |
|489: ||Theoretically asking, what would happen if the sun
were just removed? Not explode, just completely
vanish. Would each planet continue a tangential
orbit and become like meteors or would they change
their orbits to Jupiter, knowing it has great
mass. My physics class is presently talking about
this sort of subject and it interest me quite a bit.
|490: ||Why is there a storm in Jupiter? |
|491: ||How many volcanoes are in Mercury? |
|492: ||It seems that the universe was created by a big
perfect explosion, it is also expanding in harmony
to the point that it has created galaxies where
billions of stars were formed. It also seems that
stars created their own planets becoming solar
systems. It seems that our solar system has been
shaped with the right conditions in order for
earth to become a green house and support life in
many ways. Our plants, animals and us as a species
are structured with DNA coding. Our universe is
full of constants such as gravity, and speed. My
question based on my observation is the following:
Is the universe a computer program due to the fact
that there are not coincidences other than cause
|493: ||Including its rings which planet is bigger Jupiter
or Saturn? |
|494: ||Why does Earth have a moon and not Venus or Mars?
And why Saturn has rings and not the inner
|495: ||Why we cannot go to different galaxies? |
|496: ||What is the hottest star? Is there a hottest star
in the universe or when a new one is born will it
become the hottest star? |
|497: ||Why are there only 8 planets in the solar system?
|498: ||What would happen if the earth did not have the
sun....or the moon?
|499: ||Why isn't Pluto a planet? I think that it was a
star but people think that it was a planet and
that you guys saw a real planet, is it true or no?
I am not in school summer break. |
|500: ||NASA and the whole world is basically looking for
other life on other planets within our solar
system. Or, more specifically, "life as we know
it." What is life as we know it? What are we
looking for, and what would be defined as life
that we don't know?
|501: ||How the orbit of earth around the sun is
elliptical and not circular? Thank you very much. |
|502: || How is Pluto a star is it because it is to far away? |
|503: ||When you look at the sun, is their a moment when
you cant see at all? |
|504: ||Does anything else other than the moon control the
tides? Does a certain life force live that
controls the tides but makes it seem like the
moon? Can another life force control the tides? |
|505: || What is the size of a star?? And why a star is
looking so little & blinking? |
|506: ||Why does the sun have sunspots even doe the sun is
the sun? |
|507: || I've been researching, and Venus seems AWFUL. Is
there anything good About Venus? |
|508: ||As a scene shown in interstellar movie, there are
two different time dilation in two different
planet having different gravity. Is that true? And
if it is true, is its due to gravity or location
and speed or orbiting of that planet? Thanks. |
|509: ||When is that space dust and gases become a star? |
|510: ||Was Jupiter ever a solid planet?
|511: ||Can a black hole die?
|512: ||How are black holes made? |
|513: ||Does Jupiter have a solid core?
|514: || What happens when the sun dies? |
|515: || How earth formed ? |
|516: ||If the supplies don't make it to Mars what would
happen if the people get there and the supplies
don't make it? What would the people do and why is
it a one way trip? |
|517: || How deadly is Mars? |
|518: || Is it a good idea to send people to Mars? |
|519: ||Why would people want to live on Mars? |
|520: ||Why don't comets hit Earth? |
|521: ||Where is the sun located in the Solar System? |
|522: ||Of the four main elements that make up life on
earth, are they present on other planets? |
|523: || If a solid has a 180g on the moon? Would it have
the same weight on Earth as on the moon? |
|524: ||How does the force of gravity exerted by the Sun
on Jupiter compare to the force of gravity exerted
by Jupiter on the Sun? |
|525: || I want to know about NASA. Can you tell me about it? |
|526: ||Does one of the gas giants have any destroyed moons? |
|527: || If space is constantly expanding, what exists
beyond its boundaries? What is space expanding into? |
|528: || What makes the moon uninhabitable?
|529: ||Are there new planets out there but people don't
discover them? I just wonder whats out there.
|530: || If the sun is a star, why doesn't it explode? |
|531: ||Why is Pluto so small? |
|532: || What is the Milky Way? |
|533: ||If a cloud of hydrogen and helium were squeezed
together until it heated to a temperature of about
10 million °C, what would happened? |
|534: ||What temperature is the earth's crust? |
|535: ||I heard that when particles are accelerated to
light speed (300000 km/h), then collide, it opens
a warp in spacetime, like a miniature black hole.
Is this true? Also, could we use this
information to tell what is in a black hole? |
|536: ||If the moon has so little gravity how does it have
such a force on our tides? |
|537: ||Are tachyons real? |
|538: ||Where did the moon come from? |
|539: ||Why does craters disappear on gaseous planets? |
|540: ||How would you get air in space? |
|541: ||What would happen if the universe exploded?
|542: || I have recently found a bit of information on the
Horse head Nebula. I was wondering if you know of
any credible sources I could use. |
|543: || How are solar flares related to the magnetic plea
on Earth? How do they work?
|544: ||Why is the atmosphere of Venus more friendly to
plant than humans? |
|545: ||Why should we explore Saturn?
|546: ||Why does it happen an eclipse between the moon and
the sun? |
|547: ||Why do astronomers use astronomical units to
measure distances in our solar system?
|548: || Which planet is lighter, Saturn or Neptune? |
|549: || Is every star a planet?
|550: || Do we have to worry? Is the sun going to explode
before we die? |
|551: ||Has the Mars Rover find life on Mars? |
|552: || Is Pluto made of gas or a solid? |
|553: ||Can humans live on the sun why or why not? |
|554: ||Are black holes an illusion? |
|555: ||What filled in the impact craters on the moon and
|556: ||If Earth were to lose its magnetic field, how fast
would the atmosphere leak into space? Will it take
days, months, years for the gasses to be blown
away by the solar winds?
|557: || How did the sun form? |
|558: ||Why is the sun growing? |
|559: ||How long does it take to get to Titan from Earth
in a rocket that's going 2,500 miles per hour? |
|560: ||Does the sun change temperature throughout the
day? If this happens, what is the rate of change
per hour/day? |
|561: || Hello,
I was reading the Q&A about how gold was formed.
It seems there are "theories" of gold being formed
in a supernova explosion. Is this theory or fact?
|562: || After the Big Bang, they say the Universe
expanded (inflation) and cooled. Isn't heat the
energy that makes molecules move faster? How can a
universe "cool" if it's not made up of atoms? Can
energy "cool"? As the universe cooled, did energy
convert into more Hydrogen gas or did all the
Hydrogen in the Universe get created from the
start? When the energy of the Big Bang "cooled",
did it coalesce into matter? |
|563: ||Why was the Big Bang? |
|564: ||About how much oxygen will be needed as a fuel in
order to get to Jupiter or Pluto ? |
|565: || How was the earth created? |
|566: ||Does the size of the moon effect how big the ocean
waves are? |
|567: ||How do stars ignite? |
|568: ||Is there any life outside our solar system? How
will we know? When will we be able to know? |
|569: ||Is the universe endless? And if it isn't how big
is it and is it just a big wall or like a planet?
|570: ||Does science have an estimate on the size of Outer
Space, and if so how far? |
|571: || Why does the gravity lessen in space? Is it
because we are going away from the earth? Then why
don't we just float away on the earth? Is it
because of the atmosphere protecting us? If so,
What if the Atmosphere didn't exist? |
|572: ||What will happen to the Earth in about a million
|573: ||Why does the moon change shapes? |
|574: || How does the moon affect the tide? |
|575: ||How was everything on Earth created form two
asteroids "hitting" each other? |
|576: ||Does space ever end? |
|577: || If you brought a moon rock home to earth, and
took it out of it's vacuum container, would it
explode or implode? |
|578: ||What keeps earth from falling into the sun? |
|579: ||What factors keep a planet in orbit around the sun? |
|580: ||Are there other planets in space, other than the
ones we know? |
|581: ||Can matter be created or destroyed when a chemical
change occurs? |
|582: ||What are the three reasons Pluto is no longer
considered a planet?
|583: ||Does the moon rotates South to North or North to
|584: || If the universe is in a constant quest to reach
an equilibrium, and lets say it finally does reach
this point, what will happen? |
|585: ||Is there really two suns being discovered around
planet Earth? If so where are they siting? Please
send pics or video links. Thank you!
|586: ||Are the ocean tides and waves connected to the
planets and stars? |
|587: ||If the sun ever blow up, will people still be on
Earth or will it be the end of the world? |
|588: || If you deliberately drilled a huge hole at the
North Pole, and allowed all the earth's magma to
spill out, as the earth tilted, could the weight
shift, cause the earth to "flip" upside down, thus
causing a reversal? Sounds plausible to me. |
|589: ||Can the moon turn full between rising and setting? |
|590: ||In space gravitational force acts, then why we can
not write with pencil /pen in space(outside the
|591: ||What is the average radius of the sun, in meters? |
|592: ||What is the hottest star within 20 light years of
|593: ||Is there comets or asteroids we don't know about
that could be on a collision course with Earth?
If so do we have a plan to divert them? |
|594: ||Can a spaceship land on Jupiter? |
|595: || How many days (not years) would it take to get to
|596: ||Where does the wind come from on Mars? |
|597: ||Will the stars appear very bright in new moon day?
Or full moon day? |
|598: ||What is the ISS? |
|599: || Could life survive in/on an asteroid?
|600: ||I've heard that the moon pulls at the water on
Earth, creating waves. How does it do that and why
doesn't it effect smaller water sources such as
|601: ||How do things explode?
|602: ||How wide is Mars? |
|603: ||Is there any planet in the universe that is bigger
than the sun?
|604: || Did the Apollo spacecraft fly in a straight line
before entering the moon's orbit? I was told the
spacecraft kind of travels like a sailboat
tacking through the water. Sometimes the Apollo
would be on course then off course. Actually I was
explained the Apollo traveled only "on course" 2%
of the time. |
|605: || Is it possible to make a black hole stretch and
if so how? |
|606: ||Why are there stars that are bigger the the sun? |
|607: ||If we would be able to cool Venus down and make
it habitable, how would we benefit from it? |
|608: ||Does the sun explode? |
|609: || How does the sun's gravity affect the other
planet's orbit? |
|610: ||What would happen if there was no sun in the
universe, not even stars? |
|611: ||How far is the sun? |
|612: ||Why does big planets have rings and small ones don't? |
|613: ||If a comet is half the size of the earth and it
comes too close to it, would it cause any
disruption to the earth at all? |
|614: ||How do planets get their color? |
|615: ||How is the rotation of Jupiter? |
|616: ||What happens to the dust that is part of the
molecules that form a star? |
|617: ||Do you think that if we move to Mars and don't get
swallowed up by the sun, then we could move to
another galaxy by the time the sun completely
|618: ||How do the areas of sunlight in the two hemisphere
change over the year? |
|619: ||What is in the moon? |
|620: ||There are 2 suns, both following a parallel path
through the universe at the exact same distance
apart, both of these stars are equal in mass to
the size of Earth's sun. A planet with equal mass
to Earth orbits both suns. How would I determine
the eccentricity, speed, and habitable zone of the
orbit? If the planet sits at a similar axial tilt
to Earth, and spins at the same speed, would the
two stars make a difference to the
ecology/climate/length of days on the planet?
|621: || What evidence is there that proves the age of the
|622: ||How do scientists predict when a solar eclipse is
|623: ||Why does humanity focus and research space more
than the ocean? |
|624: ||Why are some solar eclipses longer than others? |
|625: ||How does the universe have an impact on humans?
|626: ||Why do some states have total solar eclipses and
others don't? |
|627: ||How are stars, planets, moons, and nebula made? |
|628: ||How does gravity work? |
|629: ||What is the universe expanding into? And whatever
it is expanding into, does it go on forever? |
|630: ||Do you think that in the future we would possibly
find a planet like Earth and live on it? |
|631: ||Why are humans trying to find life on Mars? |
|632: ||Is our sun stationary in space? |
|633: || I wonder how the solar eclipse started. |
|634: ||Will there ever be a way to create wormholes to
different planets or places? |
|635: ||How does the eclipse happen? |
|636: ||What would happen if the earth's axis spun the
opposite way? |
|637: ||How are planets discovered? |
|638: || Is it possible to create a working star destroyer
in real life? |
|639: || Will there ever be a time in the future where the
sun will be harmful to humans, and if so, when
will it be?
|640: || Why/how do stars explode? |
|641: ||If the sun blew up, would there be any way to know
before our demise? (As in like a final 5 minutes
before everyone dies.)
|642: ||When will Jupiter's gravity pull us closer to
outer space? Please answer back this question is
important for the jeopardy of the world
civilization. I am 12 years old. |
|643: ||Hi my name is Damien and I wanted to ask: how
long until the Earth is gone? The moon is moving 2
centimeters a year and eventually it will probably
hit a planet and then that planet would explode
and I want to know how long it will take. Thank
you for listening and I hope you can answer this
|644: ||If the earth spin the opposite direction wouldn't
that change gravity and the way things will go?
If the spinning of the earth go to the east, and
if we would change the way it could put the
|645: ||What kind of heat do white stars emit and how hot
are they? |
|646: ||Why is there zero degree (temperature) in space? |
|647: ||Does the moon have more gravity than Earth because
it has no atmosphere?
|648: ||What kind of materials will I need in order to
design a Rover which could be used on Venus? This
is a school project and I do not know the
materials which can resist high temperatures in Venus. |
|649: ||Could we send species of plants to Mars, that
could survive on the Carbon Dioxide atmosphere?
|650: || What is the universe made of? |
|651: ||What is drag in aircraft, rockets or spacecraft
like compared to drag for these on earth? How is
the air/wind different? |
|652: || Why does the earth have more gravity than the
moon when the moon is or used to be a part of the
|653: ||How does the eclipse affect someone's pregnancy? |
|654: || If the sun went out, how long could life on Earth
|655: ||What are the names of the planets?
|656: ||Would their be anyway for fire to be in space and
put it inside a gas planet like Jupiter? And would
the components Jupiter is made of explode if fire
did catch the planet? What would be the result?
Please answer my question. Thank You. |
|657: ||How is the earth floating in space? |
|658: ||Is it possible to make a rocket ship that can put
trash in the sun to reduce trash in landfills,
throwing trash into the sun without damaging the
craft? Would a space cannon (not meant to be
funny) with already compressed air launch the
rocket into space, unload the trash and just wait
for it to reach the sun? |
|659: ||Is there sound in space? If a person could survive
in space without oxygen or a helmet, could we hear
one another? |
|660: ||Why do some planets have no moons like Mercury and
Venus, and other planets have many moons like Jupiter? |
|661: ||Could it be that the white hole will never be
physical found in this universe,since this
universe is already occupied after big bang? Is it
possible that the business end of a black hole can
only establish a big bang where there is void? |
|662: ||I have been curious for many years how all of the
anti-matter in the universe disappeared. I just
read another article that indicates this is an
active area of research. I often read descriptions
of the early universe that follow a common
progression: universe begins as a dense 1” wide
point, space is created, inflation occurs,
elements occur as universe expands and cools. So
my questions are: 1. Why is there no mention of
anti-matter in these early steps? 2. Wouldn’t we
expect it to exist as soon as elements condensed?
3. If it did exist, and if it was annihilated
through a succession of reactions, wouldn’t that
process deserve a footnote in the description of
the process? 4. How long would it take to convert
all of the matter/anti-matter into matter? 5. How
many reactions would be required to perform the
conversion? It seems we are missing an important
step in the process the early universe followed. I
understand that scientists don’t like to
speculate, but this seems like a good time to. I
have asked my friend Joel about this, but he said
we don't know. Can’t we at least acknowledge the
elephant in the room? Thanks. |
|663: ||What are asteroids? How did asteroids make earth? |
|664: ||If a planet in the universe breaks out of gravity
and collides with another, will it affect Earth? |
|665: ||What are the main types of galaxies? |
|666: ||What are the coolest things or most unbelievable
things that our satellites catch during their
orbiting around the earth? |
|667: ||What is dark matter, and how is it related to
negative Kelvin? |
|668: || Why is the solar system flat?
|669: ||How will the sun explode some day? |
|670: ||How far can a rocket ship go into space?
|671: ||I'm good at fiction, not at science. My question
is for an English project. My question is: 1
(one) Earth hour is equal to how many hours on
|672: ||I was wondering why iron is so abundant in the
outer core? |
|673: ||I was wondering how long would it take to reach
Jupiter if you traveled at 100 km/h (freeway speed)? |
|674: ||What would it happen if there were no moon? |
|675: ||Since the sun is white does that make it every
color or no color? |
|676: ||How many dwarf planets are in the galaxy? |
|677: ||In Jupiter, the hydrogen in the atmosphere is in
the gas phase. As you go towards the center of
Jupiter, the hydrogen undergoes a phase transition
to the liquid phase. Why does this happen? |
|678: ||How does the sun warm the earth?
|679: ||A few billion years after the Big Bang, the
universe started accelerating. What could have
universally affected matter in such a manner that
all matter was sped up? Would it not have required
an energetic force that could have affected all
matter at once? |
|680: ||When will the sun disappear? |
|681: ||What do meteorites tell us about Earth's interior? |
|682: || Why does the earth have an iron-rich core?
|683: || I wonder why the sun produces light?
|684: ||Can we stand on Jupiter? |
|685: ||When will the earth end? Please answer to my question. |
|686: ||Can black holes slingshot space shuttles further? |
|687: ||What is exotic matter, can we harvest it, and how
can we use it to our advantage? |
|688: ||Why does Earth continue to orbit the Sun without
|689: ||Hi! My Science Project is How Does the Moon
Affect the Tides. I will monitor the tides from
the Full Moon to The New Moon for a three week
period which also includes a last quarter moon.
My hypothesis is that the moon does affect the
tides. I need to have a control parameter. Can
you help my identify what that is in this
experiment. I will be monitoring the tides at
Campus Point on a daily basis. I want to show how
the tides are much more varied on a spring tide
than during a neap tide. |
|690: ||If there were no gravity at all will still be
planets and the sun and if yes the, how and will
we still be alive and were would we be or go? |
|691: ||What would happen if a planet was destroyed? |
|692: ||Why Earth is not hitting the sun? |
|693: ||Will we be able to survive the sun's explosion if
we have the right equipment in the future?
|694: ||How did the balls of gas that created our stars
stay in the same place? Do stars in the galaxy
have a gravitational pull? |
|695: ||How long does it take to get from mercury to Earth? |
|696: ||Was the earth a hot ball? |
|697: ||Do solar winds or electromagnetic fields of our
sun have any impact on extra solar particles
(radioactive or otherwise) that might be harmful
to life on Earth similar to how the earth's
atmosphere and magnetic field helps to protect us
from extra planetary dangers? |
|698: ||Are there any planets bigger than Jupiter that are
in the universe?
|699: ||Please tell me how the water on Mars is bad for
us; and tell me about how THERE IS NO LIFE ON MARS. |
|700: ||Please tell us about the water on Mars which is
bad for humans and other living organisms. If
humans have never been on Mars and if scientists
say that there is LIFE on Mars then why has NOBODY
been to Mars? If we NEVER go to Mars, how do we
know if life IS on Mars? |
|701: || When Earth was hit by a large object the size of
Earth did it move faster or slower?
|702: ||Why is life possible on Earth? |
|703: ||How wide is our Galaxy? |
|704: ||Theoretically speaking, if density is a factor in
how the planets arranged themselves (from the
initial pre-planetary nebula theory), why is
Saturn not the furthest planet from the sun- as it
is the least dense? Thank you! Ms. Myles
|705: ||How does the number of fins on a straw rocket
effect its flight? |
|706: ||How do you make a heavier object decelerate faster
than a feather? |
|707: ||Can we live on Jupiter? |
|708: ||Would we be able to breathe on Venus? |
|709: ||Can one say the occurrence of white holes is
related to a single point in a spinning black
hole? The white holes can form only when the
singularity in the black hole is a ring and not a
|710: ||Are there some events which can change the rate of
isotope decay? For example: I recently heard that
scientists now believe that some time in the
distant past there occurred a massive solar storm,
many times greater than any we have ever recorded,
and that the earth was bombarded by massive
amounts of solar radiation. Might this have
altered the rate of decay of carbon 14 isotopes,
for example? |
|711: ||How are scientists able to predict when and where
the next eclipse will occur? |
|712: ||Can negative gravity exist? |
|713: ||Can you use the gravity of a planet, to accelerate
past the speed of light? |
|714: ||I have a question whose answer will settle an
argument that my friend and I are having regarding
atmosphere and gravity. The question is: Would we
bounce around, as astronauts do on the moon, if we
had no atmosphere? (if we were able to survive
without an atmosphere that is, so purely
theoretical) I explained to my friend that gravity
is not dependent on the atmosphere, in fact
gravity is what keeps the atmosphere from
‘floating’ away into space. I also explained that
we would still be held to the ground because of
gravity even without an atmosphere. He, however,
is of the opinion that if Earth had no atmosphere,
we would be able to bounce around – he thinks that
the atmosphere is what keeps gravity ‘in’ instead
of vice versa. |
|715: ||What is the brightest star in the universe, how is
it called? |
|716: || How was Earth made? |
|717: ||Why does Saturn have rings, and does Neptune
really have rings? |
|718: ||Has anyone thought about neutral electrons?
Neutral photons? Photons are positive and negative
in one. Why not neutral? If the sun has neutrons
in the center with no charge it would appear empty
and heavy. |
|719: ||Why are all the planets in the shape of a sphere?
Why are orbits also round? |
|720: ||If humans managed to get to Mercury, what would
happen to them? |
|721: ||If we haven't visited Jupiter then how do we know
that it is called Jupiter? If there was an
asteroid or comet that did hit Jupiter, how will
we know if we weren't there? If Jupiter has 67
moons but one of their moons is considered a dead
planet which is Callisto, can Callisto wake up and
become a real planet? |
|722: ||If a rocket takes off from the moon with the same
amount of fuel as from Earth, will it get to a much
higher speed in space? |
|723: ||How do you know that space doesn't have a floor at the bottom?
|724: ||Why is there no air in space? |
|725: ||Is the sun a star? |
|726: ||What is the path the moon travels around the earth? |
|727: ||What force holds galaxies together? |
|728: ||Why are eclipses limited to solar & lunar names? Is galactic the meaning of solar? So what other 2 celestial bodies would be in a solar eclipse with us; hence the power of three rule, cosmic clouds, a universe, a sun, a comet. My question is why we can not sense life outside planet Earth & guessed one possibility is we're all eclipsing each other right now? |
|729: ||How are black holes created? |
|730: ||What is a galaxy made of? |
|731: ||If NASA (or other space agencies) found intelligent extraterrestrial life, what would they do? |
|732: ||If it took 3 days for the Apollo astronauts to travel to the Moon, what was their average speed in units of km per hour, km per second and miles per hour? |
|733: ||I wanted to know that what happen when 2 or more strong atoms collide. Is it possible to make a speed warm with the help of collided atoms? I know that the energy the atoms give away can make a wormhole that can connect with multi universe if we use the energy in the right way, the collided atoms can give us the mass of the energy which can be calculated d = c × t. |
|734: ||How did the Big Bang happen? If it did, how did the thing that made it happen? |
|735: ||This might be embarrassing to ask, but I'm curious, can the sun be considered a living thing? What if it was a living organism? Do scientists know for sure? |
|736: ||Can we go further than Mars with our nuclear waste? |
|737: ||Why can you only photograph a lunar eclipse sometimes when the earth is between the sun & moon? |
|738: ||What is a fun fact about the inner planets? |
|739: ||What kind of planets are in the universe?
|740: ||What kind of planets are in the universe besides the dwarf planets? |
|741: ||How do NASA find new planets? |
|742: ||What is considered a moon? |
|743: ||Ar there anymore planets in the solar system that we don't know about?
|744: ||Has anyone ever went to Jupiter? If not, is there a way you can go under the asteroid belt?
|745: ||What is the universe made of? |
|746: ||Do scientists know of any other planets in our galaxy that might have some kind of life? What about in other galaxies? Is there any planet that resembles Earth? |
|747: ||Hi, I was wondering what planet has the most gravitational pull on the earth. |
|748: || If someone went through the milky way, would they go through some sort of portal to other galaxies, and how long would it take them to get through the milky way? What are the names of all the cool planets not in our solar system? I saw somewhere that there is a planet made of water, and one made of diamond. Is there another planet like Earth? What is the name of the planet like Earth and the darkest planet? |
|749: ||What does nuclear fission have to do with the birth of stars? |
|750: || Are all stars at different lengths or are some stars at the same distance? |
|751: || Can people touch stars and if they could, what would happen?
|752: || Are stars different colors? |
|753: ||How do constellations usually get their names? |
|754: ||Do all planets have rings around them? |
|755: ||What is inside a black hole? |
|756: ||Why do untethered objects float away in Space? |
|757: ||Is the galaxy time different to earth time? |
|758: ||How do you know how many universes are and how many of them? |
|759: ||How far does light travel to? |
|760: ||How much gas exists in space? Does enough gas exists in phenomena that contains or draw gas that would change the color of light emitted from a laser? |
|761: || Why is the space dark black ? |
|762: ||I’m reading about antimatter and black holes. I had some random thought come into my mind about being able to utilize Lasers in space and if it would work to transmit information. Turns out technically we could use big lasers that will travel faster than the voyager satellites because the laser, obviously, would be traveling at the speed of light, and because light waves don’t dissipate in space the light could literally go on forever into space (until it hits something). So I’m just thinking, if we would have the ability to create something like the ISS or on it that utilizes solar to send multiple lasers into the void of space that can essentially be used to pick up information on how far it’s been, information around it, particles, etc. Because information can be transmitted through light, we would be able to send lasers into technically what would be the past and the what would technically be the future because hypothetically the only way to get that far in space is by traveling the speed of light. So a high frequency mega laser would literally be just that, we would be essentially be able to “time travel” but with technology. Am I crazy or could this hypothetically work? |
|763: ||How many galaxies are in the world? |
|764: ||How many stars are in one galaxy? |
|765: ||Why is the sun a star if stars shine at night? Why is the sun the only star during the day? |
|766: ||How does the sun reflect on the earth and how do the planets rotate around the sun? How does the earth rotate around the sun? |
|767: ||Greetings, why is Christmas the shortest day of the year? |
|768: ||What is the best theory of the Big Bang? |
|769: ||What is the speed of a comet which passes by Earth and can be watched by us? Why does it seem not to be moving? |
|770: ||Are all the planets rotating at the same speed around the sun? |
|771: || I would like to know what is it a fractal and how do they form in nature. Thank you for your help. |
|772: ||What is a fireball? |
|773: ||How did NASA choose the Bennu asteroid to collect samples for the OSIRIS REX mission? |
|774: ||Is the graviton real or just a theory? What evidence do you have? |
|775: ||When Earth was impacted by a meteorite when dinosaurs possibly got extinct, did the orbit of Earth was altered by the huge impact, at least instantaneously? |
776 questions in the Category: cosmology.
|776: ||Why do Meteors only burn in the mesosphere? |
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