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How Big does a Moon Have to Be?

Not very big! It would just have to be natural. Not made by man! And it wouldn’t have to be there for very long either. Just long enough for it to be in orbit. The astronomical community doesn’t have a definition for moon other than it has to be a natural object. Thus captured asteroids […]

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Drilling to the Center-most point of the Earth

I’m a hypothetical billionaire, so let’s discuss financing this project and the chances of success, what we’ll need to get it done, and so forth. Theoretically, it would seem possible. At the south pole the earth is 12,715 and a half miles in diameter, or about 7900 miles to the center, but at the equator […]

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United Nations Goes Dark for Earth Hour

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_9umnnasX4] The United Nations building in Manhattan went dark for Earth Hour. The view was very astounding. Here’s a photo: What exactly is Earth hour? Well, Earth Hour was 25 March 2017 at 8:30pm. Each year millions of people around the globe attempt to switch off electricity for Earth Hour to shine a light on […]

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How far are the moon and the sun from the earth?

The moon is in an elliptical orbit around the earth. When it’s closer it looks a lot bigger than when it’s further away. The moon varies from 252,088 miles at the farthest point to 225,623 miles away when it is closest. That’s a difference of about 27 thousand miles. If there is a full moon […]

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The Little Rocket that Was

Let’s revisit Sir Isaac Newton’s cannon. In the above mentioned article we had placed a level on the cannon and shot the cannonball at 1440 feet per second parallel to the ground until it fell and bounced and rolled and came to a stop. We didn’t want to shoot it up in the air in […]

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