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Old 10-01-2006, 10:22 AM   #1
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Sunday Special- ASTRONOMY and SPACE

Sunday Special- ASTRONOMY and SPACE





Did you know...
THE CENTER OF THE SUN IS ESTIMATED TO BE 59,000,000F.
1. How many recognized planets are there in our solar system?
2. What is the only planet not named for a mythical figure?
3. Name the astronomer who discovered the existence of galaxies.
4. Which astronaut played at golf on the moon?
5. What's the more formal name for our sun's halo?
6. What's the name for a galactic cloud of dust and gas?
7. Name the largest known asteroid.
8. What's the name of the galaxy of which our solar system is a part?
9. Name the closest major galaxy to our own.
10. What popular term describes the theory of an expanding universe?
11. Fill in the blanks; America's one-person space program was called -------, the two-man program was called ------, and the three-man program was called ------.

12. What was the name of the first man-made object to leave the solar system?
13.Name the comet that collided with Jupiter in 1994.
14. Name the highly touted comet that fizzled as a visual show in 1973.
15. How many years pass between orbits around the sun by Halley's comet?
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1. EIGHT (Pluto lost that distinction in August, 2006)
2. EARTH
3. EDWIN HUBBLE
4. ALAN SHEPARD
5. THE CORONA
6. NEBULA
7. CERES
8. MILKY WAY
9. ANDROMEDA
10. BIG BANG
11. Fill in the blanks; America's one-person space program was called MERCURY, the two-man program was called GEMINI, and the three-man program was called APOLLO.

12. PIONEER 10
13.SHOEMAKER-LEVY 9
14. COMET KAHOUTEK
15. 76


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Old 10-01-2006, 11:18 AM   #2
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Cool beans!

I LOVE the cosmos. I always feel so small whenever I bust out the telescope. Hard to believe we are all existing on a grain of sand.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:26 AM   #3
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i have an 8" dobsonian, but it's rendered practically useless by the philly lights.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:50 AM   #4
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Our city lights play a little havoc. Winter nights are the best around here.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:35 PM   #5
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I missed #3, and got the Mercury and Gemini projects mixed up.

However, I disagree about the Andromeda galaxy. I think it's either the Larger or Lesser Magellanic Clouds, which are satellite galaxies of the Milky Way.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:08 PM   #6
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Your Sunday Special - Astronomy and Space is very interesting. I tried to read it and figure which went with which but my eyes are hurting me and tearing very badly. I have medication for that and I will put some on my eyes at once.

It is an interesting idea.
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:46 PM   #7
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However, I disagree about the Andromeda galaxy. I think it's either the Larger or Lesser Magellanic Clouds, which are satellite galaxies of the Milky Way.
these are dwarf galaxies;
question was ; "what is the closest major galaxy........."

BUT, I've been wrong before, so keep me honest, okay?
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:06 AM   #8
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Ah, didn't see that. Thanks.
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