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by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 310 comments and questions on Astronomy issues. They are listed according to date.

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The Earth Characteristics of Earth Philippines
 
The Earth Relation of characteristics Philippines
 
The Earth Significance of characteristics USA
 
The Earth Characteristics of Earth Philippines
 
Moon Characteristics of the Moon India
 
General Astronomy jobs South Africa
 
Resources Suggested resource USA
 
General Math needed for astrophysics studies Pakistan
 
General I don't understand Astronomy at all Canada
 
Moon Correcting number of Jupiter's moons USA
 

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Characteristics of Earth

Topic: The Earth

Question

September 15, 2020

What is the significance of understanding the characteristics of the earth?

Aidan Steve - Philippines

29680

Answer

One important part of Astronomy is to understand the characteristics and properties of the various planets, as well as their relationship to each other. Likewise, you want to understand the characteristics and properties of the other objects in space.

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Relation of characteristics

Topic: The Earth

Question

September 8, 2020

What are the characteristics of the earth in relation to each other and how it affects?

John Lester - Philippines

29675

Answer

Some characteristics are related and others are independent. You need to be specific concerning what you want to know.

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Significance of characteristics

Topic: The Earth

Question

September 6, 2020

what is the significance of understanding the characteristics of the earth?

which of the after mentioned unique characteristics of earth do you like the most and why?

mary joy - USA

29674

Answer

For one thing, knowing about the characteristics of the Earth helps in understanding weather and climate.

All can be important.

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Characteristics of Earth

Topic: The Earth

Question

August 26, 2020

What is important of understanding the characteristics of earth?

Hanisha - Philippines

29666

Answer

Understanding the characteristics of the Earth is important in being able to know how the other plants in our Solar System--as well as the Moon and Sun--behave.

This is what Astronomy is all about.

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Characteristics of the Moon

Topic: Moon

Question

December 15, 2019

Phisical characteristics on the Moon

Sarat - India

29294

Answer

Characteristics of the Moon include its distance from the Earth (384,400 km), diameter (3479 km), mass (7.35*10^22 kg), density (3340 kg/m^3), and temperature (107°C during the day and ?153°C at night).

See Characteristics of our Moon for more information.

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Astronomy jobs

Topic: General

Question

October 27, 2018

In astronomy how long does it take to get that job and how many years in college

Lindiwe - South Africa

28768

Answer

You can get some good information from the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa - Astronomy as a Career.

Also see Astronomer Job Descriptions.

Sometimes student internships are available. That is a good was to start.

Best wishes for success in your astronomy career.

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Suggested resource

Topic: Resources

Question

August 3, 2018

Hey !

I was poking around your site, reading all your great content, and I saw you had a resources page here: https://www.school-for-champions.com/astronomy/resources.htm

Believe it or not, I actually have a article on this exact subject which I think may be beneficial to your readers

as it provides lots of useful information and tips. Check it out: A Guide on Stargazing Looking Through Binoculars

https://binocularadvisor.com/looking-through-binoculars/

What do you think about adding me to your list?

Talk soon!
Jim

Jim - USA

28655

Answer

Thanks for suggestion. I added links to your page from Astronomy Resources and Observations in Astronomy.

Best wishes for success in your work.

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Math needed for astrophysics studies

Topic: General

Question

November 28, 2017

hello dear sir,
I want to ask how much mathematics should i learn to understand astrophysics.

jawad - Pakistan

28336

Answer

You need Calculus and Differential Equations. Both require a strong background in Algebra and Trigonometry.

Best wishes on becoming an Astrophysicist.

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I don't understand Astronomy at all

Topic: General

Question

February 14, 2017

I don't understand Astronomy at all. I don't enjoy studying about a whole new world that I've never visited. Is their an easy way to understand Triangulation, Radio telescopes?

Jawerriya - Canada

27880

Answer

It can be interesting to look into the night sky and see all the numerous stars in the sky, as well as their movement throughout the year. Some people like to learn the constellations and arrangement of the stars.

However, Astronomy can delve deeper to find out what the planets and stars are made of. It is a scientific study that some people are interested in and others are not.

Triangulation is a method to determine distance using trigonometry. In Astronomy, it is useful to approximate distance of far-off objects.

A radio telescope uses radio waves instead of light ways to detect distant objects in space. In some situations, it works better than visible light.

Although teachers can often learning many facts without making the subject interesting, it is good to find things about the subject you like.

Best wishes for success in your studies.

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Correcting number of Jupiter's moons

Topic: Moon

Question

January 24, 2017

On your article about the Earth's Moon, you said the Earth has one Moon and Jupiter has 9 moons. This is incorrect, NASA has recently discovered that Jupiter has 67 moons! I believe the number is up to 67 now. Up until a few years ago, they knew it had at least 63 moons. Galileo discovered 4 of them in the early 1600s. I can only see 5 of them with my modern day, powerful telescope.

David - USA

27823

Answer

Thanks for the information. I corrected the Characteristics of our Moon page as well as added material on Jupiter and Jupiter's 67 Moons.

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