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Old 01-21-2010, 11:06 PM   #1
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Basic Astronomy: Common Misunderstandings

I've been taking a basic astronomy course in university for the past few weeks, and it has come to my attention that there are a few major misunderstandings regarding the basics of gravity and tides. To correct this, I offer the following, well-detailed and highly accurate diagrams. Which I have drawn.

Gravity:


Tides:
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:19 PM   #2
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Re: Basic Astronomy: Common Misunderstandings

Just to help give a scale to those diagrams, I quickly threw some measurements together, I hope people find them useful.

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:20 PM   #3
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Re: Basic Astronomy: Common Misunderstandings

Hey, he's wearing Kamina's glasses.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:38 PM   #4
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Re: Basic Astronomy: Common Misunderstandings

i feel... enlightened
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Re: Basic Astronomy: Common Misunderstandings

Is it weird that I laughed because of the body's proportions? <_<
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Re: Basic Astronomy: Common Misunderstandings

In addition to what my fine colleagues have already stated in regards to astrology, I'd like to add a bit of my own astrological expertise. Here is a diagram that demonstrates the immense size of various different celestial bodies that can be seen throughout the universe:



Pretty awe-inspiring, in my humble opinion.
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Re: Basic Astronomy: Common Misunderstandings

this thread is extremely educational.

thank you for teaching me about gravity and tides, how to measure Uranus properly, and the sizes of various different celestial bodies <3.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:49 AM   #8
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In addition to what my fine colleagues have already stated in regards to astrology, I'd like to add a bit of my own astrological expertise. Here is a diagram that demonstrates the immense size of various different celestial bodies that can be seen throughout the universe:



Pretty awe-inspiring, in my humble opinion.
No, astrology is more like this:

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Re: Basic Astronomy: Common Misunderstandings

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Hey. Firefox spelling plugin thinger gives me a red line under something and I go with whatever the first thing it suggests, no questions asked. And then roll with it for the rest of the post.

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Either way both get me hard....
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Re: Basic Astronomy: Common Misunderstandings

After viewing this thread, my dong raised it's core temperature enough in that it triggered some sort of nuclear fusion event, not unlike what some stars do right before going supernova. Accurate dramatization below:

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