Why is it so important for us to keep our space exploration going?
Could it just be that: Why is it, do you suppose that we as Americans have this fascination with space? I mean sure its interesting to think about where you are in alignment with the rest of the planets and to look out and see a place “where no man has gone before!” But think about how much money in taxes and government funded programs America spends every year on NASA? How much? And why? Why is America and the higher ups so enthralled with the fucking space thing? Think of how much money could be well spent on all of the other problems we have as a country? How in-debt are we? How many billions of dollars?
I’ll tell you why the money is spent and why research is being so over killed in-depth: “because our government is searching for another planet!” Yes they are indeed because they know that this ones going to be ruined pretty soon and they are looking for logical ways of escaping. What better way to escape a problem “due to the green house gasses being released through fossil fuels and the utter reliance of fossil fuels” than to say fuck earth, I’m goin’ to mars.
And of course not everybody’s goin’ to Mars you know. Only the extremely wealthy and the politicians, everybody else is going to drown in the melted ice caps! And why should they care, they’ll be eating’ their freeze-dried ice-cream caviar and space fucking!
And the best part is that we are funding this expedition everyday when we get up and go to work and get our checks that have been both State and Federally cut apart!
If the human race is going to evolve any further we must look for a new place to live. We are destroying this planet.
If all the planets are in alignment is the gravity still the same on the moon?
Thank you Prncss-Prple I’m glad I can make you laugh.
There’s never Gravity On the Moon, so yes the gravity is still the same as it was..None!
Is there any weird things going to happen in the sky for June-July? (like lunar eclispes & meteor showers)?
Like the solar eclispe that happened last night? And planet alignment things. Thanks!
Eclipses, meteor showers, and alignments are not weird. They happen all the time.
Something weird would be like a ufo sighting. Yes, that would be weird.
Do you agree that YA is absolutely rife with shocking spellers today?
Even more than usual. Must be a bad alignment of planets or something.
Indeed. To my mind it’s a combination of poor education and a distinct lack of giving a toss.
Are there Physics people out there who can answer my questions?
I have a bunch of questions regarding the alignment of fictional planets I made up.
Is there a forum or something that I can post these Questions.
heres the jist
I want two green planets up close to each other.
so they can be seen on each others skies really up close.
I want both of them to be smaller than earth- 1/3 the size.
and one slightly bigger than the other.
I want both of them to be able to safely lay beside each other.
but to eventually collide.
what would happen if these two were to collide?
what would happen to gravity?
would it be possible for comets and loenids to flow backwards up the sky.
What would nightlight be like without a moon but with sunlight bouncing off a green planet.
How many days would be in each year?
how long would the days be?
what conditions would there need to be to make all this possible?
especially to make it that one of the planets had approx 40 days of pure what distance would the sun have to be?
Can I get some links and possibly some diagrams and co-ordinates?
40 DAYS OF PURE DARKNESS-I said 40 days of pure (oops!)
nope I’m no stoner.
I just want to base a story thats not on earth-most movies these days are based around New York and L.A
Even the lord of the rings was filmed in New Zealand and tolkiens story was based in a time and place based largely on earth.
Star Wars’s tatooine has two suns (oh wow! )
and all fantasy stories are based on fairy tales or the bible.
So I’m creating a place to base all my stories but first I wanted to investigate all the ins and outs instead of my astronomy being totally off!
If you assume that the sun is the same sort of sun as ours, and that you want the same sort of temperatures on the planets, then you’ll want them to be the same distance from the sun as earth is, so the year will be the same as ours, 365 Earth days.
Your two planets are just like our earth/moon system except that they are closer to each other, so they will rotate around each other more quickly, and they are more equal in size – Earth is 81 times the mass of the moon, but yours are almost equal.
The month will be shorter because they are closer together. You can choose a value yourself for the length of the month.
You can have two possibilities for day: either the two planets rotate independently, and you can set the days on the two planets to anything you like, or they are locked together so that the day length is equal to the month length, and each planet will always keep the same face towards the other. In this case, the planet will always appear in the same position in the sky, as the Earth does when you are on the moon.
The best thing you can do is to study the Earth ./ Moon system and see what way it turns. Then you can do something similar or different to your imaginary system.
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