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  1. It is very small but it has a high velocity, high kinetic energy, it will be deflected slightly but not sufficiently to either enter orbit round the earth or to crash into us ( I think, fingers xxed :) )

    Oh, err, and the earth alone cannot capture it, it needs a 3body effect and the moon is too far away (angular) at the time (amongst other things)

    Sounds Logical. Thanks

    Mike

  2. Sorry if this was already posted.

    Planet Might Be Huge Diamond | ThirdAge

    Planet Might Be Huge Diamond

    Posted by Caitlin Bronson on August 26, 2011 8:54 AM

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    Astronomers discovered a new planet roughly the size of a small city with the mass of Jupiter. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the planet’s density is comprised of crystalline carbon, meaning that much of it is likely diamond.

    The planet was discovered orbiting a small pulsar star about 4,000 light years away from earth, the PI said. Scientists believe it may be the remnants of a star that shed its exterior long ago. Its radio beam, which can be detected on earth, led astronomers to the planet.

    The distance of the planet from the star is so close, orbit only takes two hours and ten minutes. That would put it and the pulsar it circles inside our own sun, SlashGear reported.

    Despite its diamond exterior, however, Ben Stappers of the University of Manchester doesn’t believe the planet would be shiny like the diamonds we know on earth. In fact, scientists admit they have no idea what the planet would look like up close.

    “In terms of what it would look like, I don’t know I could even speculate,” Stappers said. “I don’t imagine that a picture of a very shiny object is what we’re looking at here.”

  3. i have the google sky map on my Android, great little tool

    if you install "tapatalk" you will be able to access SGL on your phone better too

    dont forget to callibrate the compass on your phone, if you do every few days you will get false reads from the app

    ^THIS^ I also downloaded a compass on a free app on my Droid.

  4. My physics teacher once said I would never be able to do physics at University. I was always interested about all things spacey so I though who cares what he thinks and promptly applied to do Physics with Astrophysics at the university of York. 4 years later and I start teaching physics in September and have been able to use top notch technology at University and now have my own scope.

    Nice Job in proving him wrong. :D and congrats on the new job

  5. This might sound weird but my interest stems from my interest in Dinosaurs and their cease of existence. It was the Asteroid impact that got my interest sparked. That was in my early teens.

    Astronomy started peeking my interest as to what was/is out there. It wasn't until roughly a month ago that I finally broke down and bought my 1st telescope, one that I still regret buying. Will be getting a 12" Dob after my wife has her surgery done at the end of this month so I hope on getting heavy into it

  6. Welcome to the forum.

    Now time for a stupid question, what does FLO stand for? Like a dummy I typed it in and got tons of different things. I see a lot of people mentioning it though

  7. The night before the purchase, Buy her some flowers, a treatment to a Spa.

    My wife is pretty cool about letting me get my toys. Last summer I told her I wanted to buy a Boat. She was all for it. Then a 4 wheeler to take on my hunting trips, no problem. Then when I told her I wanted a 10" Dob, She went online with me and told me to buy the 12". I didn't complain

  8. I remember when I was in the Army. We were on a 45 day training excersize when I got a bad tooth ache. It got so bad I pulled it with some needlenose plyers. Dumb mistake, it ended up getting infected.

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