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For #9 all I can think of is the USS Constitution which is commonly called Old Ironsides.

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Posted : July 14, 2012 1:50 am
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#4 What is core collapse - supernova explosions

#5 Big Bang Theory

#4: Core collapse in a super/hypernovae; basically yes, and is called a "Gamma Ray Burst." The Gamma ray burst is the most violent event in the universe and is so bright that it actually lights up the universe.

#6: Sorry, not the Big Bang Theory 😀
Good going!

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 1:52 am
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#5 Golden ratio
#8 Perpetual motion

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Posted : July 14, 2012 2:29 am
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#6 Hawking-Turok Instanton Theory

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Posted : July 14, 2012 2:31 am
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😀

Would anyone be interested in another round of "While ISS is on another schedule 'Jeopardy'?" 😀

#1 - ANSWER: Some visitors to the Caribbean whose brains are half alert, while the other half of the brain is completely out of commission for several hours a day.

#2 - ANSWER: 13.7 billion years old..

#3 - ANSWER: Contains a billion tons and has a velocity of several million mph..(results vary)

#4 - ANSWER: The most violent event in the universe.

#5 - ANSWER: 1.618:1

#6 - ANSWER: Created everything in the universe we live in; even you.

#7 - ANSWER: "Gravity Gone 'Mad'"

#8 - ANSWER: The point at which The Law of General Relativity, Quantum Theory, and Physics as we know it completely fall apart.

#9 - ANSWER: Was once named "Constitution."

#10 - This one is a QUESTION; You provide the ANSWER: "WHY?"

Have fun!

#5 : Yes! The Golden Ratio 🙂
#6: No. Not Hawking's Theory
#8: Not perpetual motion...

#6, 8, 9, and 10 left!

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 3:00 am
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UPDATE: Answers are posted

#1 - ANSWER: Some visitors to the Caribbean whose brains are half alert, while the other half of the brain is completely out of commission for several hours a day. WHALES AND DOLPHINS During sleep times...

#2 - ANSWER: 13.7 billion years old.. AGE OF OUR UNIVERSE

#3 - ANSWER: Contains a billion tons and has a velocity of several million mph..(results vary) CMEs - CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS

#4 - ANSWER: The most violent event in the universe. GAMMA - RAY BURSTS

#5 - ANSWER: 1.618:1 The GOLDEN RATIO

#6 - ANSWER: Created everything in the universe we live in; even you.

#7 - ANSWER: "Gravity Gone 'Mad'" BLACK HOLES

#8 - ANSWER: The point at which The Law of General Relativity, Quantum Theory, and Physics as we know it completely fall apart.

#9 - ANSWER: Was once named "Constitution."

#10 - This one is a QUESTION; You provide the ANSWER: "WHY?"

#6,8,9 and 10 to go 😀

(TammyYou're doing so great! Congratulations! :-))
JJ, I hope you are feeling better, my young scientist...
Swan

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 12:43 pm
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#8 What is the subatomic level?

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Posted : July 14, 2012 2:01 pm
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😀

#8 What is the subatomic level?[/quote

Ready for this? It may be even a trillion times below the subatomic level... Physicists have given this "point of no return" a definition, so as to enable them to discuss it; however, if you ask an astrophysicist to define "The ___________," they will say, "We don't know and we have no idea." It is a place where it defies reason, science, and is totally incomprehensible Man has not developed the science and mathematics as yet to explain and prove it exists.

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 2:28 pm
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# 6 So many theories. Spontaneous Creation, Grand design, String, M therories.

My answer is No one knows for sure.

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Posted : July 14, 2012 3:00 pm
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# 6 So many theories. Spontaneous Creation, Grand design, String, M therories.

My answer is No one knows for sure.

Theories, theories, theories...
The answer here is: Supernovea. When you look up into our universe and see these massive exploding stars, "Give 'em a wave" and say hello to Mom and Dad. Supernovea/ Hypernovea provide all that is required to make our universe and EVERYTHING that is in it.

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 3:12 pm
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Darn, I called Doug at work last night and he said it was an exploding star. I told him he was wrong.:D

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Posted : July 14, 2012 3:47 pm
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Darn, I called Doug at work last night and he said it was an exploding star. I told him he was wrong.:D

😀 Really??? Ah-HA! Clever guy; he was right! LOL, especially when you told him he was wrong...(Here's a special "Doug" Answer for him: "A teaspoon of it would weigh 100 million tons." Doug seems to like the cosmos...:-)

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 4:02 pm
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#9 What is the shuttle orbitor Enterprise

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Posted : July 14, 2012 4:07 pm
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Quick Doug answer is What is the center of the sun?

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Posted : July 14, 2012 4:12 pm
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Quick Doug answer is What is the center of the sun?[/quote

ummm. no...

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 4:17 pm
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#9 What is the shuttle orbitor Enterprise[/quote

#9 - The shuttle Orbitor Enterprise! Trekkie fans made NASA change the name.

Another hint for Doug's Answer: A teaspoon of it can also weigh 1 billion tons! And some are only 20km in diameter!

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 4:58 pm
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#10 ...a random fluctuation in the sub-Planck level, quantum vacuum
... white hole
... the Ekpyrotic Universe and colliding branes
...anthropic multiverse

and, of course
...42

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Posted : July 14, 2012 5:39 pm
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#10 ...a random fluctuation in the sub-Planck level, quantum vacuum
... white hole
... the Ekpyrotic Universe and colliding branes
...anthropic multiverse

and, of course
...42

🙂

...and, of course, 42, Aussie... 😀

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 6:01 pm
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#9 What is the shuttle orbitor Enterprise[/quote

#9 - The shuttle Orbitor Enterprise! Trekkie fans made NASA change the name.

Another hint for Doug's Answer: A teaspoon of it can also weigh 1 billion tons! And some are only 20km in diameter!

A black hole

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Posted : July 14, 2012 8:19 pm
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UPDATE: Answers are posted

#1 - ANSWER: Some visitors to the Caribbean whose brains are half alert, while the other half of the brain is completely out of commission for several hours a day. WHALES AND DOLPHINS During sleep times...

#2 - ANSWER: 13.7 billion years old.. AGE OF OUR UNIVERSE

#3 - ANSWER: Contains a billion tons and has a velocity of several million mph..(results vary) CMEs - CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS

#4 - ANSWER: The most violent event in the universe. GAMMA - RAY BURSTS

#5 - ANSWER: 1.618:1 The GOLDEN RATIO

#6 - ANSWER: Created everything in the universe we live in; even you. SUPERNOVAE/ HYPERNOVAE

#7 - ANSWER: "Gravity Gone 'Mad'" BLACK HOLES

#8 - ANSWER: The point at which The Law of General Relativity, Quantum Theory, and Physics as we know it completely fall apart.

#9 - ANSWER: Was once named "Constitution." ENTERPRISE " - Star Trek fans took a vote to ask NASA to change the name of this 1st Space Shuttle Orbitor from "Constitution" to ENTERPRISE" ; NASA did.

#10 - This one is a QUESTION; You provide the ANSWER: "WHY?"

..Swan

Left are #8 and #10. Great work! (Doug's ANSWER: One teaspoon of it can weigh 1 billion tons. Hint: Some rotate in the cosmos..)

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 9:10 pm
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Thanks Swan. Another interesting game of Jeopardy. I will have to leave it to someone else to answer #8 and #10. My brain is fried. I wish more posters would participate. I know literally nothing about these topics so I have to research so it is a fun learning experience. The only ones I knew were #1 and #2 and I even got #1 wrong at first because I wasn't thinking. It is also a fun family game. All of us racing each other on our computers trying to beat the others with the right answer. It makes for some interesting conversation as well.

Tam

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Posted : July 14, 2012 11:40 pm
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Thanks Swan. Another interesting game of Jeopardy. I will have to leave it to someone else to answer #8 and #10. My brain is fried. I wish more posters would participate. I know literally nothing about these topics so I have to research so it is a fun learning experience. The only ones I knew were #1 and #2 and I even got #1 wrong at first because I wasn't thinking. It is also a fun family game. All of us racing each other on our computers trying to beat the others with the right answer. It makes for some interesting conversation as well.

Tam

You all did great, Tam. I'm so glad you enjoy these and I do hope others enjoy it as well. Many thanks,
Swan

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Topic starter Posted : July 14, 2012 11:49 pm
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G'day,

Update: Two - one Question and one Answer remain:

#8 - ANSWER: The point at which The Law of General Relativity, Quantum Theory, and Physics as we know it completely fall apart.
(HINT) The force at the end of this phenomenon is so great that it defies science, mathematics, and imagination,; it enters into 'infinity'...infinity can not be comprehended. - not yet anyway. This is related to a massive star. 😀

#10 - This one is a QUESTION; You provide the ANSWER: "WHY?"
(HINT) The question has nothing to do with science in particular. It is simply, "Why/"
(HINT) The answer comprises 2 words...
Swan

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Topic starter Posted : July 15, 2012 11:49 am
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G'day,: I have posted the results to the remaining Jeopardy answers:

#8 - ANSWER: The point at which The Law of General Relativity, Quantum Theory, and Physics as we know it completely fall apart. The Singularity - somewhere at the "end" of the Black Hole.

#10 - This one is a QUESTION; You provide the ANSWER: "WHY?" - Why Not.

The extra question posted: A teaspoon of it can weigh 1 billion tons...and its density is greater than a 747 compressed into a grain of sand; and great as all humanity compressed into a cube of sugar. The Neutron Star. If it's spinning, it is called the Pulsar; some rotate at 36000 miles per second. It boggles the imagination, doesn't it?

I will post ISS as soon as I have the information as to when she will return in the evening hours...many thanks for your interest in ISS! 😀 And thank you Houston.

Swan

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Topic starter Posted : July 17, 2012 1:14 pm
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Greetings,

ISS is returning to the VIs once again this weekend. Hopefully, clear skies will provide us with a great sighting opportunity.

Saturday - 8/4
@ 8:24 PM
A 3 minute run @ 55 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the SW and departing to the NW (SW to NW)

Sunday - 8/5
@ 7:31 PM
A 6 minute run @ 50 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the SSW and departing to the NE (SSW to NE)

Tuesday - 8/7
@7:21 PM
A 6 minute run @ 40 degrees over the horizon
Arriving from the WSW and departing to the NNE (WSW to NNE)

Reminder: Use a cellphone clock for accurate timing; ISS will appear as a non-blinking, bright light gliding over the night sky. http://www.isstracker.com/

"Give 'em a wave!" 🙂

Thank you Houston
Swan

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