Astro and QuizTwo words that define JISHNUHere’s a tribute to the legend
Q1 According to the Pythagoreanschool of thought(Fig. 1), X wasessential to maintain balance in theUniverse, and prevent the Universefrom being flung apart.Later, when the Heliosentriv theorygot widely accepted, yet anotherversion of X became popular, andwas expected to exist like Fig.2Identify XFig 1Fig 2
Q2• Where can you find a messages from U.S.President Jimmy Carter, the U.N. SecretaryGeneral Kurt Waldheim, Beethoven, Mozartand several other people?• Along with messages from the other people,you may also find some food, architecture,and signals of a woman in love.
Q3 Id X• X is a hypothetical red dwarf star or brown dwarf, originallypostulated in 1984 to be orbiting the Sun at a distance ofabout 95,000 AU (1.5 light-years), somewhat beyond theOort cloud, to explain a perceived cycle of mass extinctionsin the geological record, which seem to occur more often atintervals of 26 million years.• Muller, referring to the date of a recent extinction at 11million years before the present day, posits that X has asemi-major axis of about 1.5 light-years (95,000 AU) andsuggests it is located (supported by Yarris, 1987) nearHydra, based on a orbit derived from original apogees of anumber of atypical long-period comets that describe anorbital arc meeting the specifications of Mullershypothesis. In 2002, Muller speculated that X wasperturbed 400 million years ago by a passing star from acircular orbit into an orbit with an eccentricity of 0.7.
Q4• Earth• Mercury• Venus• Mars• Saturn• Moon• Neptune• Jupiter• Uranus• Exactly one object is not in it’s correct position in the list. Whichobject is it, and what decides the positions of objects in this list?
Q5• One of the legends associated with X is that a X’stopped on his way to fetch water for Apollo, in orderto eat figs. Instead of telling the truth to Apollo, he liedand said that a snake, kept him from the water, whileholding a snake in his talons as proof. Apollo saw thisto be a lie, however, and flung the X’, Y, and the snakeinto the sky. He further punished X by making sure thatit would forever be thirsty, both in real life and in theheavens, where the Y is barely out of reach.• Id the constellation X, it’s related real world object X’,and the constellation Y
Q6The mirror shown onthe right is clearly not anormal mirror for atelescope. As can beseen by the reflectionof the man, the mirroris planar. Where/How isthis going to be used?
Q8 Id the eventThis one’s a bit harder… So the date of this doodle is July 29th, 2008
Q9Identify the mysteriousgreen object in the imageto the left.
Q10• In 2001, Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry determined______________, but they soon corrected their analysis ina 2002 paper. The survey included more than 200,000entities. The technical code for X is #FFF8E7. The finding ofthe ___________ was not the focus of the study, which wasexamining spectral analysis of different galaxies to studystar formation. What the study revealed is that theoverwhelming majority of stars formed about 5 billionyears ago. Glazebrooks and Baldrys work was funded bythe David and Lucile Packard Foundation. X was displayedin a Washington Post article. The name X was decided whilePeter Drum was sitting at Y.• ID X and Y.
Q14 Connect(Exhaustive)• Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord• Element with atomic number 58• Until it was given a permanent name, the Caltechdiscovery team used the nickname "Santa" for itamong themselves• The creator of humanity and god of fertility in themythos of the Rapanui, the native people ofEaster Island• Mustard-colored, medium-sized, short-hairedwith black ears
Q15• "I used to live in an orphanage. It was darkand cold and lonely. At night, I looked up atthe sparkly sky and felt better. I dreamed Icould fly there. In America, I can make all mydreams come true. Thank you for the“_______” and the “__________”.
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