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20 votes
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Why don't stars in globular clusters all orbit in the same plane?

15 votes
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Why don't any of the gas giants have moons of Earth's mass (or greater) that orbit them? Is this generalizable to exoplanet gas giants?

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What percent of planets are in the position that they could be viewed edge-on from Earth? (and thus able to undergo transits)

11 votes
2 answers
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Where does a star's angular momentum go as its spin slows down?

10 votes
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When the Sun goes red giant, will it "vaporize" away a significant fraction of Jupiter and Saturn moons?

10 votes
2 answers
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Do nearby gamma ray busts/supernova damage more than just the ozone layer?

8 votes
2 answers
309 views

What distinguishes a moon from orbiting space debris? Or in other words, when is a satellite "too small" to be a moon?

8 votes
1 answer
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Where do the bipolar jets of black holes come from?

8 votes
3 answers
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How are accelerated reference frames non-symmetrical?

8 votes
1 answer
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Can one canonical conjugate variable be considered to be the "frequency" of the other one? (which could be a "wavelength")?

8 votes
2 answers
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How is angular momentum conserved when a spinning top finally stops spinning?

7 votes
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Are there certain alignments in planetary orbits that create interesting effects in the moons or planets? [closed]

6 votes
2 answers
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If we assume that protons don't decay, then will all matter ultimately decay into Iron-56 or into nickel-62?

6 votes
2 answers
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If you focus in on one image, is combining two telescopes really equivalent to a larger mirror?

6 votes
1 answer
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Most accurate ways to find the average distance between stars in Milky way galaxy

6 votes
3 answers
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Does the "Energy Catalyzer" by Andrea Rossi et al. generate energy by converting Nickel to Copper?

5 votes
2 answers
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Are orbits interior to Jupiter's orbit less stable than orbits exterior to Jupiter's orbit?

5 votes
3 answers
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How does gravity affect sound waves? [closed]

5 votes
4 answers
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Are meteorites igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks?

5 votes
3 answers
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Why don't massive water-borne animals crush under their own weight when they're in water?

4 votes
3 answers
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Are our telescopes capable of taking actual images of brown dwarfs?

4 votes
2 answers
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Is it easier to learn more about the seasonal changes in an exoplanet's atmosphere when the exoplanet orbits a binary star system?

4 votes
2 answers
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For resolving different objects, are there any alternative coefficients to the one used in the Rayleigh criterion? (which is 1.22)

4 votes
1 answer
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For the long-term evolution of atmosphere/orbit, when is perihelion more important than mean distance?

4 votes
2 answers
244 views

Assuming that the Sun wouldn't evolve into a red giant, how long would the Earth's atmosphere last?

4 votes
1 answer
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What is the weekly average of coronal mass ejections the sun sends out?

4 votes
1 answer
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Do stars of higher metallicity have more planets in highly-inclined Pluto-like orbits?

4 votes
4 answers
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Are telescopes with a concave lens useful for astronomy?

4 votes
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How did the radiative flux of each gas giant planet change with respect to time (since their formation)?

4 votes
1 answer
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Does the Earth help stabilize changes in the moon's obliquity as well?