A Conversation for Earth
Dancing Ermine Started conversation Mar 30, 2001
Rephrasing on the update please
"As far as we know, Earth is the only planet in the solar system that supports life, although there are other candidates, such as Europa"
Europa isn't a planet so shouldn't be compared to Earth in the sentence above. Changing it to "Earth is the only place in the solar system..." etc. would be more accurate.
Gnomon - time to move on Posted Sep 5, 2002
I thought the mean bit meant it was averaged over all latitudes.
Cefpret Posted Sep 5, 2002
Well, he didn't say so. Since there are a couple of fluctuations even on one latitude at sea level (eg noon or midnight, position of the moon) it makes sense to say 'mean acceleration at sea level' even without the latitude thing.
Additionally, the fluctuations due to latitude are very very much greater then those due to height. So, averaging away height, you get an acccuracy that would be totally lost again if you averaged away latitude, too.
One more sentence and I finally reach nerd status.
shagbark Posted Sep 29, 2002
this researcher wonders how this article got through peer review without someone mentioning it's artificial satellites (including the international space station) and it's other moons.
Perhaps someone should add Cruithne to the tour.
Cefpret Posted Sep 29, 2002
Man-made satellites are mentioned. And my personal opinion is that those two deep-space stones are no moons. You'll find things like that everywhere in the solar system. Probably Jupiter would have some 10000 moons with this kind of counting.
Hilarious Joke Posted Dec 11, 2002
Where are man-made satellites mentioned? What two-deep space stones? The Asteroid Belt is believed to have once being a planet but it was shattered by a comet I think. How many moons does Jupiter officially have?
Cefpret Posted Dec 11, 2002
'Where are man-made satellites mentioned?' -- in the last link on the page.
'What two-deep space stones?' -- follow the link above in this thread.
Hilarious Joke Posted Dec 31, 2002
I have no idea where man-made sattelites are mentioned. I don't want to find out at the moment.
Hey, I'm talking to you Cefpret in another message board as well! The other one is the one I am more interested in.
Cefpret Posted Dec 31, 2002
Probably we are talking about different entries. I mean
where the last words before the footnotes are "Man-made Satellites".
Hilarious Joke Posted Jan 26, 2003
A rude question: How old are you?
I like the idea of 'Mostly Harmless'.
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