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by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 303 comments and questions on Astronomy issues. They are listed according to date.

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General Topics Send me some information about Astronomy Cambodia
 
Our Universe Will the world end in 2012? India
 
Constellations Can we see the same constellations in other countries? Philippines
 
General Topics Can someone in the U.S. see the same contellations as me? Philippines
 
General How does the Earth revolve around the Sun? Australia
 
General Topics Fascination with astronomy Trinidad
 
General Topics Was Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space? Phillipines
 
Sun Why don't planets fall into the sun? India
 
Observations in Astronomy Is the Universe still moving and with no ending? Malaysia
 
Observations in Astronomy Is all motion relative? Malaysia
 

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Send me some information about Astronomy

Topic: General Topics

Question

March 30, 2010

can you send to me some of the information about it.

daniel - Cambodia

19459

Answer

You can access the various Astronomy lessons from the main Astronomy page. Feel free to examine the various lessons to get your information.

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Will the world end in 2012?

Topic: Our Universe

Question

February 19, 2010

Many news paper and some universities are said that the 2012 is the world ending year. what you say is there any probabilities?

Veeresh - India

19252

Answer

Through the ages, there have been many predictions of the end of the world. The last one was that the world would end in the year 2000. That didn't happen.

The ancient Mayans (in Mexico) ended their calendar cycle in 2012. They then were going to start their calendar over again. However, the Mayan culture itself ended around the year 900. It is unlikely they had any great insight that is valuable today.

Saying the world will end at 12-21-2010 sells newspapers but most likely will not happen.

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Can we see the same constellations in other countries?

Topic: Constellations

Question

February 16, 2010

could we see the same constellation in other country?

ronalie - Philippines

19226

Answer

You could see most of the constellations that other countries in the northern hemisphere can see. Since the Philippines are relatively close to the equator, you could also see many of the constellations in the southern hemisphere. However, some seen from the southern end of Australia may not be seen from your country.

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Can someone in the U.S. see the same contellations as me?

Topic: General Topics

Question

February 16, 2010

will a friend in the US be able to see the same constellation that you have viewed?

ronalie - Philippines

19227

Answer

You should be able most of the constellations as a person in the U.S. Someone in the extreme northern states in the U.S. might see a few that you cannot see.

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How does the Earth revolve around the Sun?

Topic: General

Question

January 14, 2010

Dear Sir/Madam,

Can you explain How The Erath revolves around The Sun? Why the distance between them is not zero? and why the Earth and other planets revolve around the Sun in a orbit? Why dont them revolve around the Sun Lika electrons revolve around nuclear????, thanks so much

Kilua - Australia

19054

Answer

Yes, the planets rotate around the sun similar to how electrons go round the nucleus of an atom. The Earth travels at such a speed that its centrifugal force keeps it from falling into the sun, similar to when you spend a rock around you on a string.

For more information, see our lessons on Astronomy at:
http://www.school-for-champions.com/astronomy.htm

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Fascination with astronomy

Topic: General Topics

Question

January 9, 2010

astronomy introduction and its fascination

vani - Trinidad

19008

Answer

Astronomy truly is fascinating. Feel free to go through all our lessons to help your own fascination.

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Was Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space?

Topic: General Topics

Question

January 4, 2010

is it true that valentina tereshcova is the first woman in space.

marlon - Phillipines

18964

Answer

Russian cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space. She was selected to pilot Vostok 6 on 16 June 1963.

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Why don't planets fall into the sun?

Topic: Sun

Question

December 20, 2009

how are planets revolving around sun without falling?

satish - India

18903

Answer

The planets are moving at the proper speed so that their centrifugal force equals the pull of gravity from the sun. When you swing a rock around you on a string, you can feel the centrifugal force pulling the rock away from you.

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Is the Universe still moving and with no ending?

Topic: Observations in Astronomy

Question

December 19, 2009

1) How can "Big Bang" explosion?

2) It is universe still moving and no ending?

akram - Malaysia

18886

Answer

The Big Bang is a theory. It may have religious implications. The Universe seems to be expanding. Some say the Universe is infinite, while others say it has a limited amount of matter. There may even be other universes beyond our own.

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Is all motion relative?

Topic: Observations in Astronomy

Question

December 19, 2009

It is all motion is relative?

akram - Malaysia

18887

Answer

If you sit in a moving bus, others in the bus say you are not moving relative to them. But you are moving rapidly relative to someone seeing you from outside.

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