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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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Pluto was found to be one of several large objects in the Kuiper belt. In fact it was found to be smaller than Eris which was discovered in 2005.

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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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A special and visually spectacular "object" hides next to the Southern cross. It is visible with binoculas, and carries a name which will impress the ladies. What is this called?

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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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I'll let someone else answer for a change ... there must be STARS out there amongst the mites, eh? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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Well, since no-one is even attempting anything here, I guess I'll have to answer.
The Jewel Box. :wink:

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We often use the sun for navigation and assume it to be fully accurate. Does the sun always rise due east and set due west? Explain your answer.

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Anyone want to attempt an answer?

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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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No, it does not.

The earth actually gyrates on its own axis, causing the sun to "rise" on different places on the horison.

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You're correct that it doesn't, IB. However, the main reason is the tilt of the earth's axis as it travels about the sun, meaning that the sun appears to oscillate between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer over the course of one year. This in turn affects the point of setting of the sun on the horizon, meaning that the sun only rises due east and sets due west on two dates during the year - the equinoxes.

IB, IT. :thumbs_up:

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Name the three red giants clearly (most prominent) visible in the night sky.

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I'll pass for now. Come on all you starlets - give it a go!!

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