• How can the universe be flat and infinite..?

    Best answer: "Flat" is a technical term. It doesn't mean flat like a pancake. It means more like ordinary 3-D space, where the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees. And parallel lines stay the same space distance apart, even if the lines are billions of light years long. The universe can be flat and... show more
    Best answer: "Flat" is a technical term. It doesn't mean flat like a pancake. It means more like ordinary 3-D space, where the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees. And parallel lines stay the same space distance apart, even if the lines are billions of light years long. The universe can be flat and infinite at the same time.
    6 answers · 11 hours ago
  • What can Google tell me about Astronomy?

    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is space colonization even possible?

    Best answer: Yes
    Best answer: Yes
    32 answers · 6 days ago
  • We live on the 3rd planet of the sun ? why stupid people think we are at the center of the world ?
  • Astronomy help?

    My astronomy teacher does't teach. He's a brilliant guy but way too smart for the students. He talks as if we know the subject already. Probably shouldn't be teaching at CC. I can get by doing the HW but since im basically solo on this its a bit of a challenge. Ive been looking up answers with different... show more
    My astronomy teacher does't teach. He's a brilliant guy but way too smart for the students. He talks as if we know the subject already. Probably shouldn't be teaching at CC. I can get by doing the HW but since im basically solo on this its a bit of a challenge. Ive been looking up answers with different numbers trying to replace the #'s but im getting sick of it. Taking way long than it should. Can you guys help with a couple questions? (a) A 2 m telescope can collect a given amount of light in one hour. Under the same observing conditions, how much time would be required for a 12 m telescope to perform the same task? (b) How much time would be required for a 24 m telescope?
    4 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Is Space completely quiet?

    25 answers · 7 days ago
  • Which is dusk ?

    Astronomical Twilight Nautical Twilight Civil Twilight ??
    Astronomical Twilight Nautical Twilight Civil Twilight ??
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • What would happen if the earth were out of orbit? What if the earth stopped traveling around the sun, but still spun on it axes?

    Best answer: "Out of orbit" meaning what? Did the earth speed up, or slow down? If it sped up, we'd be flung out of the solar system (or maybe stabilize in an orbit farther from the sun. Either way, it'll get mighty cold. If it slowed down, we'd fall into the sun, or stabilize in a closer orbit. Then... show more
    Best answer: "Out of orbit" meaning what? Did the earth speed up, or slow down? If it sped up, we'd be flung out of the solar system (or maybe stabilize in an orbit farther from the sun. Either way, it'll get mighty cold. If it slowed down, we'd fall into the sun, or stabilize in a closer orbit. Then things will get warmer, probably by a lot since we're already dealing with greenhouse effects.

    If it kept spinning, we'd keep seeing stuff on a regular basis, the way we do now. Things would rise over the horizon and set at the opposite one at whatever rate we were spinning.

    EDIT: If you want insults, you have to ask the right kind of questions...
    14 answers · 6 days ago
  • If we haven't been visited by ufos how can you account for alien abductions?

    Best answer: Does SOMETHING really happen that is the basis for this? YES--the tipoff is the "alien" descriptions look ALIKE. If people made it up everybody would have a different description of the aliens, now wouldn't they. 50 people told to "invent an "alien" with pencil and paper would draw... show more
    Best answer: Does SOMETHING really happen that is the basis for this? YES--the tipoff is the "alien" descriptions look ALIKE. If people made it up everybody would have a different description of the aliens, now wouldn't they. 50 people told to "invent an "alien" with pencil and paper would draw 50 different "aliens". So we can pretty well much assume that the witnesses DID see the same thing whatever it was (at least before 1977 when the popular alien became public after the CE3 movie)
    Since we do NOT want to assume REAL aliens, then WHO is responsible for the events and why?----Obviously, such a LARGE scale hoax, because of its scope and expense could only have been done by some GOVERNMENT agency--Like NSA or CIA---but WHY? That's simple too, obviously they are examining people either because of a weapons accident (Nuclear, toxic or biological) or a disease, that would cause a scandal or panic if the news got out.---or it might just be an unethical weapons test experiment----Face it, an agency that would carry out something like the "Tuskegee experiment", would not be beyond something like this.
    But what about the "Aliens"? It is an ingenious ruse to confuse the witnesses and make them less willing to talk, or render them unbelievable if they did. ---Should the normal amnesia drugs used, wear off. It's the flaw in the system that opens it up to logical analysis---They USED the SAME Alien "dummy" or "animatronic" figure to frighten the witnesses------This results in similar descriptions that confirm the abductions actually happened.-----even it they were not real "aliens". Had the agency been smarter, they would have used a different "dummy" each time---THEN when the people talked, no accounts would have matched, and all would have been chalked up to "Lies and Imagination"--------BUT people DID see the same thing and the Logic above thus follows. No real aliens needed---it's the Government at work, and since it is top- down LOGICAL, it also knocks out the "Conspiracy theory" too"---as Conspiracy theories are built Bottom -up.

    Unless you want to actually believe in REAL aliens doing it.
    23 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do we Knopf or sure mass can't go faster than the speed of light if it hasn't been tried?

    Best answer: I agree with you and have always disagreed with that proposition.
    Best answer: I agree with you and have always disagreed with that proposition.
    22 answers · 1 week ago
  • Why Does Saturn Have Rings?

    Best answer: Saturn Has Big Rings.........Very Noticeable ones.........that look like they can slice other smaller planets if they come near, almost as if a shield/barrier

    I believe it is symbolic of Shanidev's Fierceness and his Perfect Moustache

    Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Best answer: Saturn Has Big Rings.........Very Noticeable ones.........that look like they can slice other smaller planets if they come near, almost as if a shield/barrier

    I believe it is symbolic of Shanidev's Fierceness and his Perfect Moustache

    Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    14 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why don’t they make drones that can fly in outer space?

    Imagine having a drone that can penetrate the burning atmosphere and can fly into outerspace and you can’t tape record videos!
    Imagine having a drone that can penetrate the burning atmosphere and can fly into outerspace and you can’t tape record videos!
    23 answers · 1 week ago
  • Are we going to have a solar flare that will destroy all technology on Earth and end humanity...I'm TERRIFIED?

    The sun has been showing signs recently that it is ready to send a big storm our way. I'm terrified. I went to the doctor yesterday and by blood pressure was off the charts. Doc said to relax but how can I. Read below this is all true. I've been reading reports from NASA and other science sites that we... show more
    The sun has been showing signs recently that it is ready to send a big storm our way. I'm terrified. I went to the doctor yesterday and by blood pressure was off the charts. Doc said to relax but how can I. Read below this is all true. I've been reading reports from NASA and other science sites that we are due for a big solar flare and/or solar storm that will wipe out all technology on Earth for YEARS. Yes this has happened before in the 1800s when our population was hundreds of times lower and we weren't as reliant on technology. Now we are in the billions only expected to get bigger around 11 billion people in the next decade, and will be more reliant on technology. For medicine, entertainment, transportation, trading, communications, etc.....humans would not even be able to communicate because our power grids would be exterminated and phones and computers won't work. Food and medicine cannot be produced. Starvation and poverty. Anarchy would happen and it'd be like the walking dead. People attacking one another to survive. This WILL happen soon. It is VERY likely scientists say.
    54 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • When will the heat death of the universe occur?

    Best answer: The heat death of the universe is one proposed model. It is impossible to be certain that it will definitely happen. If it does occur it will not be for a very long time - trillions of years - entropy is extremely patient.
    Best answer: The heat death of the universe is one proposed model. It is impossible to be certain that it will definitely happen. If it does occur it will not be for a very long time - trillions of years - entropy is extremely patient.
    13 answers · 7 days ago