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What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by owlice » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:26 pm

I learned the word "collinear" and about Lagrange points and Trojan asteroids/moons. I love APOD!!

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Re: What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by owlice » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:00 am

That there is an internet encyclopedia of science. Rats. I may never sleep again!
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Re: What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by neufer » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:11 am

If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard.
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Re: What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by owlice » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:52 pm

Not in Kansas anymore, hmmm? :ssmile:
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Re: What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by wonderboy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:22 pm

owlice wrote:That there is an internet encyclopedia of science. Rats. I may never sleep again!
Me too!!!!!! I just learned that it exsists thanks to you. Although I thought of the most random space/science thing I could think of and checked the encyclopedia and it wasn't there. That random space/science thing I thought of was Hannys Vorwep. It should be more complete than that!
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Re: What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by rstevenson » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:48 pm

Looks to me like it exists for the advertising revenue, not for its content. Wikipedia has much better and more complete content. And Wikipedia does contain an article on Hanny's Voorwerp.

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Re: What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by wonderboy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:29 pm

Dang, I missed an R, i knew it was meant to be there, my fingers just didnt let me put it there. My bad.
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Re: What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by owlice » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:58 pm

Among other things, I learned that speckles make an egg stronger (!), and that it's been so long since I've heard Holst's "The Planets," I didn't recognize Venus when I heard it. :shock:
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Re: What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by owlice » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:44 pm

I learned the word "paraselene." I knew about sun- and moondogs and knew parhelion; if I ever knew paraselene, I'd forgotten it. I also learned of what may be a new vacation destination for me, Lake Ossiach. I haven't been in that part of Austria yet.
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Re: What did you learn from APOD today?

Post by owlice » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:48 pm

I learned that Lake Eppalock is a man-made lake on the Campaspe River, and by extension was reminded of the word catchment.
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