Physics/Astronomy

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astronomy

what good has astronomy produced?

astronomy

Two stars in a binary system are determined from their position on the H-R diagram and the mass-luminiosity relation to have a combined mass of 8 M. Their orbital period, P, is 1 year. What is their orbital seperation, a? http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Astronomy/Mass

Astronomy

Few question about astronomy: 1.how many centimetres is equivalent to a light-nanosecond 2. How long is an astronomical unit (AU) in light-minutes (1min, i.e., the distance that light travels in a vacuum in one minute)? Please show the calculation if there is any Thanks

astronomy

what are the contributions of astronomy?

astronomy

what is the meaning of astronomy?

astronomy/physics

determine the mass of the earth from the known period (365.25 days) and the distance of the moon (3.84X10^3 km)

Deciding on a H.S. Science Course

I'm currently a sophomore, and I need to plan a science course for next year. Do you know if colleges require physics? Would a college prefer to see physics on my transcript in oppose to Environmental Sciences or Astronomy? Thanks!!

Physics/Astronomy

What would a person's weight be on Mars compared to one's weight on Earth?

astronomy/physics

Mercury has a semi-major axis of 0.367AU and an eccentricity of e=0.206. Calculate its distance to the Sun at perihelion. Remember to use units of AU in your answer.

astronomy/physics

Use Newton’s Law of Gravity to calculate the force of gravity between a 39 kg person and Earth.

Astronomy/Physics

I cannot calculate the gravitational force between these two objects. I am confused. Jupiter (R=800 million km, M = 2 x 10 to the 27th power kg and a 100 kg person on earth. Please help!

Astronomy

Need some help with Astronomy. I need to figure out the acceleration of gravity on the surface of certain planets. For example, I need to find the acceleration of gravity on Mars when the mass is .11 times the mass of Earth and the radius is .53 times the radius of Earth. ...

Physics(astronomy)

Radio waves and x-rays are similar in what: a) comparable wavelengths b) cannot compare c)have same photon energies On the test, it said those and I picked a. Is that correct? I am nervous T_T

Physics/Astronomy

Predict the size of the image of Jupiter if photographed at opposition with a lens having a focal length of 9600 mm ( Assume Jupiter is a disk of 1.43 x 10^5 km and is 6.29 x 10^8 km from the earth).

astronomy

Even though I do not believe the Big Bang is what created the universe(although what people clam the bing bang was would have been similar to what happened when God said "Let there be light" I still have astronomy hw. haha. I am having trouble with this question. The big bang ...

science

I have to find out some facts about the dwarf planet vulcan. I have tried wikipedia but it was no help. Can any one please give me some facts or websites that can. This may be what you need. http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/astronomy/epsilon_vulcan_000804.html

Physics (Astronomy)

Hi, what keeps objects in orbit, for example, preventing the moon from crashing into the earth under the force of gravity? I have read that it speeds up as it gets closer to earth but I don't understand why. Can someone help me? Thanks.

astronomy

Why is the sky blue?

Astronomy

What is the radius of the sun?

Astronomy

The saros cycle

Physics/astronomy

How many different photons (photons of different frequencies) can be emitted as a hydrogen atom in the fifth excited state falls back directly or indirectly to the ground state?

Astronomy

What is the phenomenon of differentiation and how does it occurs

Astronomy

Why are there different types of galaxies?

astronomy

How long is the precession cycle?

Astronomy

What type of spectrum is sunlight?

Astronomy

The precession of the Earth its causes, and its ramifications

astronomy

What does supernova produce, helium or carbon?

astronomy

What does supernova produce, helium or carbon?

Astronomy

What is the Lorentz factor for a spaceship traveling at 0.5c?

Astronomy

what are the largest stars in the HR diagram called?

astronomy

big bang theory define

Astronomy

How to find the orbital radius of a planet?

astronomy

which of the statment about CMB are true?

Astronomy HELP

when does a full moon rise and set?

Astronomy

F = GM1M2/R2 = (6.67x10-11 x 1.9891x1030 x 25) / (3000)2 =

Physics / Astronomy

Here is my question: Consider the bending of light by the gravitation of the Sun as described by Newtonian physics. Light of frequency f passes at a distance d from the center of the Sun, which has a mass M. Show that the bending angle of the light is proportional to M/d. I'm ...

astronomy

why does Venus have such a high Albedo

astronomy

on which planets would you weih more than on the earth?

Astronomy

Venus orbits 0.72 AU from the sun. What is that distance in kilometers?

Astronomy

Venus orbits 0.72 AU from the sun. What is that distance in kilometers?

Astronomy

Explain what occurs during tidal friction?

Astronomy

How many degrees of longitude does the Sun move in each hour?

ASTRONOMY

Compare Einstein and Newton's pictures of gravity.

AStrONomY

What contributions of Uranus were made by the Voyager 2 program?

Astronomy

The frequency of a radio transmitter is 90 megahertz. What is its wavelength?

Astronomy

Why is it possible to see Mercury at 6:45 pm on February 5, 2014?

Astronomy

How far will Venus be from Earth on February 19, 2014?

astronomy

If the planet is in an edge-on orbit, what would its mass be (in kg)?

astronomy

Mars currently has a liquid convecting core.

physics /astronomy

If a system has multiple planets all in the exact same orbital plane, does the transit of one planet imply that all planets in the system must transit as well?

Astronomy

Describe in one sentence the rotations and revolutions of the planets.

Astronomy

If the elipse were a planet's orbit where would the sun be on the page?

astronomy

on which planets would you weigh nearly the same as on earth?

Astronomy

what is the size of Venus? What is this asking? Volume, Mass, or diameter? please help.

Astronomy

what is the size of Venus? What is this asking? Volume, Mass, or diameter? please help.

astronomy

How are cepheid and rr lyrae variables used in determining distances?

astronomy

Explain the cause of the Earths' season. I need a diagram for my explanation

U of M astronomy

if a planet has a period of 1 century, what is its average distance from the Sun in AU?

astronomy

What is the electromagnetic flux coming from the surface of a 5000K blackbody?

astronomy

Why the Universe ,as we know it,made of matter,with no antimatter,and what is the role of neutrino? Thanks

Astronomy

Why is it possible to see the planet Mercury at 6:45 pm on February 5, 2014.

Astronomy

What five object were found in the sky on February 5, 2014 at 9 pm.

Astronomy

Why is the portion of Venus opposite the direction of the Sun not apparent.

Astronomy

Why is the portion of the Moon opposite the direction of the Sun not apparent?

Astronomy

How do astronomers know whether they are seeing planets or stars when they are distant?

astronomy

Astronomers can use the color of an object in space to determine its

Astronomy

How did the voyager mission change our preconception of Jupiter and its moons

astronomy

why is it necessary for ultrviolet telescopes to be placed on a space-based platform? thanks

Astronomy

What are two pieces of evidence that the earth is a highly differentiated body

Math/Science/Astronomy

What is the formula to calculate the illumination fraction of the Moon?

Astronomy

Does the = sign in the equation E=mc2 mean that energy and light are equivalent

Astronomy

Do people wear seatbelts to protect themselves from speed or acceleration?

astronomy

please help. what tools do astronomers use for investigations and give an example.

chemistry

Which of the following is not an example of a science? geology astronomy astrology ecology

chemistry

Which of the following is not an example of a science? geology astronomy astrology ecology

Astronomy

If I was born on August 12, 1953 what is the constellation of my Astrological"Sun Sign".

Astronomy

What is my Astrological "Sun Sign" and how was it determine if I was born on August 12, 1953.

Aristotle

I know Aristotle studied a lot of things but was he a physicist as well? I feel like he wasn't really one quite yet because it wasn't really officially developed yet. But I know he was very into the math of astronomy and that's basically the first beginnings of physics. So ...

ASTRONOMY

Good evening all, I am working on a PowerPoint presentation for my Astronomy class about planet Earth - my question is: What is Earth's brightest apparent magnitude (if it has one)? I have searched every reliable source I know of (and that I come across), but I cannot seem to ...

Astronomy

Why is the time at which leo transits the meridian different for mexico city and chicago?

Astronomy

Is the ellipse more circular when the tacks are closer together or farther apart?

Astronomy

Is the elipse more circular when the tacks are closer together or farther apart?

Astronomy

How do observations of he sun's surface tell us about conditions in the solar interior?

College astronomy

What would be the parallax of Alpha Centauri if measurements were made from Mars?

english

Christina and Christopher worked together and completed a project about astronomy.

Astronomy 1010

What are six regions of the electromagnetic spectrum? please detail and answer

lang

A science that looks at atmosphere and the weather. A. Chemistry B. Meteorology C. Geology D. Astronomy d

Opinion

Which class would be better(easier) to take Earth Science or Astronomy?

Astronomy

If the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) is at a temperature of 2.7K, what is its peak wavelength?

Astronomy

If the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) is at a temperature of 2.7K, what is its peak wavelength?

astronomy

What phase is the Moon if it is visible in the sky at midnight, but not exactly, opposite the Sun?

Astronomy

How were the different objects in the solar system discovered? What are the properties of the ice giants?

Astronomy

What is the estimated total lifetime for a star with mass 0.7 Msun ? (in billions of year)

Astronomy

True or False? Galaxies are distributed randomly and approximately uniformly in space.

Astronomy

What about a for a supernova in an elliptical galaxy of 10^12 solar masses and radius of 50 kpc? Yes or No

astronomy

What is the semi-major axis of an object that is in 2:1 mean motion resonance with Earth

Astronomy

If you lived on Mars, which of the planets would exhibit retrograde motion? Explain.

Physics-Astronomy

Hello, I have no idea how to do the following question. Any help would be appreciated: An energy of at least 13.6 electron-volts is required to ionise a hydrogen atom. What is the longest wavelength of electromagnetic wave capable of ionising hydrogen? And which regions of the...

Physics - Astronomy

What (decimal) fraction of a hypothetical spherical planet's volume does a planetary core with a radius of 70% of that planet's radius have? Round off answer to three decimal places. [Hint: the volume of a sphere is equal to 4/3 pi times the radius cubed]

astronomy

if you shoot a cannonball due north from a latitude of -45o where will it fall 100km from the cannon

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