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Previously answered questions by Lynn Carter

(in order of times viewed)

  1. How far is each planet from Earth?
  2. How do I build a model rocket?
  3. What color is Venus?
  4. Can you hear sounds in space?
  5. What is that ring (or rainbow) around the moon?
  6. Can artificial gravity be created in space?
  7. What are the different kinds of astronomers?
  8. Where did the name 'Earth' come from?
  9. What would happen if we did not have a Moon?
  10. Who named the planets and who decides what to name them?
  11. Can I buy a star?
  12. Will the sun go supernova in six years and destroy Earth (as seen on Yahoo)?
  13. Are there telescopes that can see the flag and lunar rover on the Moon?
  14. What would happen if an impact caused Earth to stop rotating?
  15. How many meteorites hit Earth each year?
  16. If Mars is only about 35-60 million miles away at close approach, why does it take 6-8 months to get there?
  17. Why is the Moon so bright?
  18. Have astronomers discovered Earth's second moon?
  19. Since Earth is spinning, why do we land in the same place when we jump or fall?
  20. Why aren't there any green stars?
  21. How can I calculate the position or path of the Sun for a given time and location?
  22. How does the parachute in a model rocket work?
  23. What are some astronomy science fair projects?
  24. Are there any asteroids on a collision course with Earth?
  25. Are meteorites hot or cold when they hit Earth?
  26. Are Kuiper Belt Objects asteroids? Are large Kuiper Belt Objects planets?
  27. What is the biggest crater recorded on Earth?
  28. What's the biggest meteorite?
  29. How do I become both an astronaut and an astronomer?
  30. How do I make a scale model of the Solar System?
  31. How can I tell if the rock I found is a meteorite?
  32. Why does the SETI project search for radio signals?
  33. How do I polar align my telescope?
  34. Which part of the sky did the famous 'wow' signal originate from?
  35. What's the object I saw that moved across the sky and then got very bright?
  36. How are asteroid compositions and classifications determined?
  37. If clocks run slow in a gravitational field, how can we know the true age of the Solar System and Universe?
  38. How can water be chemically trapped in rocks?
  39. Did I find a rock that came from the Moon?
  40. How did Mars get so dusty?
  41. Can the Space Shuttle abort and return to Earth before reaching orbit?
  42. How can I nominate myself for a Nobel Prize in Physics?
  43. Do asteroids ever do anything good in the Solar System?
  44. Why doesn't the ammonia and methane in Jupiter's atmosphere sink into the core?
  45. How do we detect incoming meteorites?
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