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swans
(@swans)
Noble Member

Good evening everyone,

While we await ISS's return in early August over the Virgin Islands - which I'll post as the dates near - I thought you might be interested in a few possibly challenging questions about phenomena in our universe: Ready?

1. Defined as "Master of the Universe" what phenomenon not only can bend light, but is responsible for holding everything in the universe together, including all of the galaxies? (Note: it is not gravity and is not the black hole(s))

2. In what state of matter is Glass?

3.Which planet in our solar system has metallic snow?

4. Fifty trillion of these non-reactive particles emitted by the sun pass through your body every second. What are they?

5.What is the deadliest creature to man that resides in Earth's oceans.

Good luck!
Swan

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Posted : July 23, 2013 4:13 am
stxem
(@stxem)
Prominent Member

I'll take a stab at it:
#1--dark matter? I didn't think that quantum physics had discovered the universal particle holding things together yet...
#2--glass is neither liquid nor solid; it is somewhere between an amorphous solid and a supercooled liquid.
#5-- Box jellyfish?

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Posted : July 23, 2013 10:21 am
dougtamjj
(@dougtamjj)
Islander

Your back!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1 dark matter
#2 amorphous solid without crystalline structure. (jammed matter)
#3 Venus
#4 Neutrinos
#5 box jelly or sea wasp

Welcome back Swan. We have missed you!

Tam

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Posted : July 23, 2013 11:08 am
East Ender
(@East_Ender)
Islander

swans: As an aside- are we going to be able to see the new comet here this fall?? Hale-Bopp was so cool, I'm hoping for another...

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Posted : July 23, 2013 11:47 am
swans
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Noble Member

swans: As an aside- are we going to be able to see the new comet here this fall?? Hale-Bopp was so cool, I'm hoping for another...

http://www.space.com/20075-comets-pan-starrs-ison-2013-stargazing.html

Hi East Ender,
Predictions seem to think this comet will be spectacular to view because it is to fly about 1.2 million miles from the sun, which will cause an amazing vaporization of its tail. We can watch it from October through January. We also have our yearly meteorite showers coming up too!
Who could ask for more, huh?
Swan

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Posted : July 23, 2013 1:18 pm
BeachcomberStt
(@BeachcomberStt)
Noble Member

Swan

Welcome back!!! 🙂

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Posted : July 23, 2013 2:18 pm
swans
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Noble Member

Swan

Welcome back!!! 🙂

Beachcomber and Tam: Thank you for your kind and warm welcome. It is so nice to be back "home." I missed all of you - the beautiful people of the beautiful US Virgin Islands.

Swan

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Posted : July 23, 2013 2:50 pm
aussie
(@aussie)
Prominent Member

1. I don't know but it better not be Jupiter. I hate Jupiter!

Welcome back, Swanny 🙂

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Posted : July 23, 2013 4:30 pm
swans
(@swans)
Noble Member

1. I don't know but it better not be Jupiter. I hate Jupiter!

Welcome back, Swanny 🙂

Hi there Aussie.
Are you STILL whining and complaining about Jupiter? By the way, it has now been determined that "she" doesn't have 63 moons; "She" has 67 moons! I simply KNEW how thrilled you would be in hearing that great news about your Jupiter and her wee solar system!:D

Swan

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Posted : July 23, 2013 4:58 pm
aussie
(@aussie)
Prominent Member

Gluttonous gasbag! Those were MY asteroids! big ornery grin

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Posted : July 23, 2013 5:05 pm
swans
(@swans)
Noble Member

Your back!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1 dark matter
#2 amorphous solid without crystalline structure. (jammed matter)
#3 Venus
#4 Neutrinos
#5 box jelly or sea wasp

Welcome back Swan. We have missed you!

Tam

Hi everyone,

Tami's answers are correct for all the questions. Good going!

Swan

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Posted : July 23, 2013 5:14 pm
swans
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Noble Member

OK everyone, another round?

1. Which of Saturn's moons is responsible for replenishing the outermost ring of the planet?

2. Gravity is a force: True or False.

3. A Neutron Star's gravity is a mindstaggering 100 thousand million times greater than that of Earth's gravity - Why?

4. The "Big Bang" - NOTHING existed in the universe before the Big Bang... not even a trillionth of a second beforehand...NOTHING!: If this is true, then WHAT went BANG?

No doubt you will solve these in a heartbeat...enjoy!

Swan

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Posted : July 23, 2013 9:11 pm
dougtamjj
(@dougtamjj)
Islander

Well stxem beat me on 3 of the questions and she probably knew them off the top of her head. My only claim to fame is that I am good at researching. LOL! Thanks for the questions Swan. Our family has such a good time trying to be the first to find the answers.

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Posted : July 23, 2013 11:16 pm
Ric
 Ric
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Welcome back Swans. You were missed.

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Posted : July 23, 2013 11:54 pm
swans
(@swans)
Noble Member

Welcome back Swans. You were missed.

Thanks so much, Ric. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful words.
Swan

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Posted : July 24, 2013 12:36 am
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