Questions about meteor showers and satellites

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yoyoyo

Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« on: May 13, 2008, 01:44:40 PM »
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Q: "What about satellites? How do they orbit the Earth?"

A: Since sustained spaceflight is not possible, satellites can't orbit the Earth.  The signals we supposedly receive from them are either broadcast from towers or any number of possible pseudolites.

How come we can see satellites in the sky?


Meteor showers are a result of the "star dust" that's left behind as a trail from a comet. Comets orbit the sun on the same path, like the planets do. So when the Earth passes into the path of where a comet has been, the meteor stream, it passes through all the debris left from the comet, and that's how we see meteor showers every year around the same dates.

Explain this, FE'ers.

Also, meteors appear to originate from a radiant point in the sky, and the shower gets its name from where they originate from (the constellation nearest I guess, I only know of the Perseids). When you watch a meteor shower, you see the radiant point move across the sky because the earth is turning on its own axis. The radiant point also moves each night because of the earth orbiting the sun.

Explain this?



Thanks (:

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 01:45:16 PM »
Your smiley is fail.
No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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yoyoyo

Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 01:46:17 PM »
I did it on purpose because :) fails even harder.

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 01:48:06 PM »
Try  ;D. It is epic win. Honestly, though, dodging like that's all you're going to get, because neither the FAQ nor search are applicable. You win FE.
No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 01:53:53 PM »
I'm not sure I follow? If you're telling me to use the search, I already did.

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 01:55:15 PM »
No, I'm saying you'll get only question dodging like my first post, so you beat them.
No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 01:56:48 PM »
Then why'd you say "you win FE"? >:3

I really want an answer though.

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 01:57:52 PM »
You win. No sarcasm, you beat them.
No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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yoyoyo

Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 01:59:44 PM »
Oh, you meant to say, "you beat them"? learn2english

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2008, 02:02:33 PM »
I was referring to it as a game. Don't question my English, yoyoyo.  >:(
No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2008, 02:05:24 PM »
I'll just drop the English as I'm scared of you because you have a big post count.

Would this be appropriate to post in debate & discussion?

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2008, 02:06:30 PM »
No, Tom Bishop lives there, avoid it at all costs.
No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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yoyoyo

Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2008, 02:07:32 PM »
Now what's the worst that could happen?

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Re: Questions about meteor showers and satellites
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2008, 03:31:43 PM »
You mean apart from foul apparitions from the dungeon dimensions eating your flesh? Well other than that, not a lot really...