Monthly Archives: August 2012

Careers in Radio Astronomy

Question:  Hello,I am currently a Final Year Electronics Engineering student at the Mumbai University. I’ve been a life long Astronomy enthusiast and have attended a few courses/lectures related to the celestial science through which I’ve gained considerable insight into the … Continue reading

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The Planet Nibiru Hoax

Question:  I am inquiring about a planet called Nibiru, if you have any information on this planet please send pictures of where this planet is located or where it is supposed to be located.  If not,  maybe you could suggest … Continue reading

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The Nature and Behavior of Black Holes

Question: This is a short interview to gain better understanding in the nature and behavior of black holes and their influence in the universe for writing a research essay. Any help will be greatly appreciated! – Carlos Answers: (1) How … Continue reading

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Is There a Preferred Direction of Rotation for Objects in the Universe?

Question:  I would think that rotation direction of astro objects, Galaxies, Planets around sun, etc would average out between clockwise and counter clockwise.  Is this what we see or does the Universe prefer one over the other and if so … Continue reading

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Twinkling Stars

Question: 2 years ago, I saw a star disappear and then reappear fairly close to the original spot. Do you know what this could be?  – Cristian Answer: What you were probably seeing is the affect that the Earth’s atmosphere … Continue reading

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Relationship (or Lack Thereof) Between the Earth-Sun Distance and Weather

Question: Hey, Guys! Just to let you know, I was by the VLA last August.  Just on the road alone I was impressed with the distances the telescopes are apart.  Anyway, here is my question:  Being from the midwest, we’ve … Continue reading

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