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How briskly does gravity go back and forth? whilst will the solar cross nova? Who invented the sunshine 12 months? can we ever trip to the celebrities? those are only many of the strange and renowned questions NASA astronomer Sten Odenwald solutions in again to the Astronomy Caf?, in keeping with his award-winning site "for the astronomically disadvantaged." due to the fact that his acclaimed previous publication The Astronomy Caf? released in 1998, the distance neighborhood has been became on its head with completely new discoveries: ion propulsion, darkish subject, gravity and magnetic reversals, the Cosmic darkish a long time, and over a hundred new planets. within the all-new again to the Astronomy Caf?, Odenwald solutions the most recent and most-asked questions on the subject of those fresh discoveries. His hugely own and authoritative kind makes knowing the cosmos much less intimidating, intriguing, and fun.Since he opened his web site "The Astronomy Caf?" in 1995, Odenwald has spoke back over 50,000 e-mailed questions. His person solutions were downloaded over 7.5 million instances, making him the main sought-after "answer guy" for astronomy in human background.

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For asteroids less than a mile across, only local regions are badly affected. It might make more sense to divide up the family and take off to two different geographic regions to maximize family survival. For larger asteroids, the effects are global no matter where you are. I would definitely not stay near the ocean where tidal waves would surely wash over us. 57 How are auroras produced? For decades, physicists have understood the answer to this question, but textbook authors, especially of grade school science books, persist in giving the wrong answer.

42 Back to the Astronomy Cafe During the equinoxes, the Earth-Sun fields are oriented in a more opposed fashion than during the solstices, so this is thought to explain why auroras are so much more common and dramatic around September and March. It's just easier at that time for Earth's magnetic valve to open wider and let more solar plasma and energy into the magnetosphere. If you visit northern countries such as Alaska, Canada, and Norway during these times of the year, chances are good that you will see an aurora on practically any clear night.

1980) didn't account for the fact that the cosmic background radiation is not as lumpy as this model would predict. • In Cold and Hot Dark Matter Cosmology (ca. 1980), dark matter is not sufficient, of itself, to account for the accelerated expansion of the universe. • Big Bang Cosmology with added Neutrino Families (ca. 1980) ran aground of the fact that there is no experimental evidence that more than three types of neutrinos exist. • Brane Cosmology in less than five dimensions (ca. 1999) doesn't work because the force of gravity would not be an inverse-square law.

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