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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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TP, at least I know that you'll never lose your sense of humour! However, I don't want to tick you off, but I haven't actually counted the number of ticks in a buffalo's armpit. How many have you seen there?


Last time I was stuck in the middle of a herd I stopped counting at ............ "oh B()ggar!!!" :lol: :whistle: :wink:

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In October 2009 a satellite crashed into the moon. Why?


Was'nt that to send up plume to check to see if there was any water on / in the moons surface?

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Right, Timepilot :thumbs_up: Your are IT :clap:


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... crash.html


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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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Eish, I have GOT to stop answering :wall: :doh:

Ok, a quickie to get me off the hook:

What is lunar gardening and do you think it has validity?

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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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TP :clap: :clap:

And, excellent Q on lunar gardening too :clap: :clap:

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Lunar gardening is a technique that has been developed over the millenia, and which uses phases of the moon, whether the moon is ascending or descending in the sky, and which constellations the moon is in at a particular time.

For example, it is thought that a waxing (growing in size) moon means that the earth is exhaling, so lunar gardeners choose to sow non-root plants. During a waning (shrinking) moon phase, watering of the crops is paramount.

During an ascending moon phase, sap is supposed to be drawn up the plant, so grafting and sowing of the non-root plants occurs. In the opposite phase, planting and pruning takes place.

Depending on which constellation the moon is in Root Days, Flower Days, Leaf Days, and Fruit Days are defined, based on which constellations are Air, Water, Fire and Earth ones.

Even planetary considerations are added for some staunch supporters of the techniques.

Although there are scientific principles that may explain the techniques described above at various influences from the moon (and sometimes the planets) - for example, the moon's gravity pulls the tides and therefore logically may affect water movement in a plant - there seems to be little controlled studies that suggest that the scientific communities have evidence-based information to support these practices!

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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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Eish, sorry OWN :wall: :doh:

Exactly spot on correct - I could add nothing more to your as normal, superb response. :clap: :clap:

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And BTW, I tend to go with the "no scientific proof" part - unfortunately my hard nosedeness coming through again :wink:

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Thanks TP, Siobain. :thumbs_up:

TP, great Q there! :clap: :clap: I think your stance of scientific proof being necessary to support the vaidity of a technique is sound; so I say fortunately, not unfortunately. :wink:

Will come up with a Q soon ...

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 Post subject: Re: IMBERBE#13: ASTRONOMY QUIZ (RV)
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Nice Q TP, and good answer OWN. Interesting there. I know that, in the farming community, this is "religion" sometimes. And TP, I agree with you. BUT, as we all know, there's so much out there that we don't even know we don't know! :big_eyes:

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Don't disagree with your comments B3006, but surely if this has been around for so long a control experiment could have been carried out?

In other news Jupiter suffers cosmic hit :lol:

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TP, thanks for the link. :thumbs_up:

What is the furthest object observed to-date in the universe, and what is the scientific significance of seeing something so far away?

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This would be the gamma-ray burst GRB 090423 discovered (as the number suggests) in April 2009 being at 13.1 billion light years away. This discovery is important as it is estimated that the GRB occured only about 630 million years after the big bang thus providing an opportunity for scientists to study the universe before the present structure appeared. Only up to a point though as more of these will need to be discovered to provide a timeline and full picture of what may have happened in the universe to create the current structure.

(Sorry for the delay OWN - had to dig through my pile of New Scientists to find the article :redface: )

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TP :clap: :clap: :clap: So much knowledge and curiosity for wonderful things! Always great to have you around. :thumbs_up: Of course, that makes you IT!

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Thanks OWN, that was a great Q. :thumbs_up:

A quickie for you fundi's :mrgreen:

Why would there be more maria on the near side of the moon as compared to the far side of the moon?

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