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    Just looked at that site you suggested Melusine, and it claims 16 were discovered by Voyager 2 all up.

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    I dunno if he's coming back...so I'll ask my own question.

    In what year was the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit around the Earth?

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    I'm not finding where it says 16. I clicked on the "Advanced" area, too. Where is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melusine
    I'm not finding where it says 16. I clicked on the "Advanced" area, too. Where is it?
    Look under the "moons" section. It has all the names of the discoverers.

    http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/lin...ons_table.html

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    ops: I was in the Missions and Saturn sections, doh. OK, so it's like the Price Is Right and I overbid by four. Darn. I wonder how many astronomers know all these moons by heart.

    Can I ask a question anyway? Sort of fun easy one.

    What are the exact names of four asteroids (minor planets) named after a famous musical group (you don't have to name the numbers)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melusine
    ops: I was in the Missions and Saturn sections, doh. OK, so it's like the Price Is Right and I overbid by four. Darn. I wonder how many astronomers know all these moons by heart.

    Can I ask a question anyway? Sort of fun easy one.

    What are the exact names of four asteroids (minor planets) named after a famous musical group (you don't have to name the numbers)?
    Of course you can ask a question....that's what this thread is all about. :P

    Hmmm....I don't know that one, so I'm gonna have to cheat and look it up. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    I dunno if he's coming back...so I'll ask my own question.

    In what year was the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit around the Earth?

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    The year I was born: 1990

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    Four asteroids in a musical group......they are fabulous asteroids.

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    oh- that would be the beatles

    um...

    ringo star, um....


    gawd I don't know there names
    #-o

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    I dunno if he's coming back...so I'll ask my own question.

    In what year was the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit around the Earth?

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    The year I was born: 1990
    That's the one. I think it was on Anzac Day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    oh- that would be the beatles

    um...

    ringo star, um....


    gawd I don't know there names
    #-o
    Oh, ok. Now I get it.

    Ringo, George, John.....geez I dunno! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    oh- that would be the beatles

    um...

    ringo star, um....


    gawd I don't know there names
    #-o
    Oh, ok. Now I get it.

    Ringo, George, John.....geez I dunno! :P

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    Well, I highlighted "exact" because the official names aren't John, Paul, George and Ringo...do you want to look it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melusine
    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    oh- that would be the beatles

    um...

    ringo star, um....


    gawd I don't know there names
    #-o
    Oh, ok. Now I get it.

    Ringo, George, John.....geez I dunno! :P

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    Well, I highlighted "exact" because the official names aren't John, Paul, George and Ringo...do you want to look it up?
    Haha, it's hard enough getting their other names. :P I already tried looking it up, but to no avail. I'll leave this one to you michael.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    Quote Originally Posted by Melusine
    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    oh- that would be the beatles

    um...

    ringo star, um....


    gawd I don't know there names
    #-o
    Oh, ok. Now I get it.

    Ringo, George, John.....geez I dunno! :P

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    Well, I highlighted "exact" because the official names aren't John, Paul, George and Ringo...do you want to look it up?
    Haha, it's hard enough getting their other names. :P I already tried looking it up, but to no avail. I'll leave this one to you michael.

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    There are so many asteroid names--two after some local guys who gave money to an observatory.

    OK, they are 4147 Lennon, 4148 McCartney, 4149 Harrison, 4150 Starr.

    (Clapton has one, too...there are thousands of names...Hemingway, Rembrandt, etc)

    Mickal gets to ask, I gather.

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    OK I'm going to google it....

    4147-4250 Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr.

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    Mickal gets to ask, I gather.
    Sure, whatever...this game doesn't seem to be following too much of a plot - we're just making up rules as we go I think. If he hasn't asked a question in about 15 to 20 minutes, it's probably OK for someone else to ask something.

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    Name 4 members of the "local group" of galexy's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    Name 4 members of the "local group" of galexy's.
    The Milky Way, Andromeda, The Small and the Large Magellanic clouds.

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    yep

    M33 is another...

    your turn

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    yep

    M33 is another...

    your turn
    What is the The Milky Way's galaxy type?

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    barred spiral

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    barred spiral
    Sorry, the question was supposed to ask "what is the hubble classificition for the Milky Way". Sorry for the crude wording. ops:

    We're in a barred spiral?! I'm pretty sure the classification for our galaxy is Sb, not SBb. :-?

    Brb, gettin some lunch. :P

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    The milxy way does actually have a slight bar making it a SBbc

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    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    barred spiral
    Sorry, the question was supposed to ask "what is the hubble classificition for the Milky Way". Sorry for the crude wording. ops:

    We're in a barred spiral?! I'm pretty sure the classification for our galaxy is Sb, not SBb. :-?

    Brb, gettin some lunch. :P

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    http://www.seds.org/messier/more/mw.html
    "...that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy of Hubble type Sb or Sc"

    Mickal, close but no Cigar, closer to Bodes? :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    The milxy way does actually have a slight bar making it a SBbc
    Cool. Maybe my sources are outdated. Fire away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melusine
    Quote Originally Posted by champion_munch
    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    barred spiral
    Sorry, the question was supposed to ask "what is the hubble classificition for the Milky Way". Sorry for the crude wording. ops:

    We're in a barred spiral?! I'm pretty sure the classification for our galaxy is Sb, not SBb. :-?

    Brb, gettin some lunch. :P

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    http://www.seds.org/messier/more/mw.html
    "...that the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy of Hubble type Sb or Sc"

    Mickal, close but no Cigar, closer to Bodes? :wink:
    Hmmm.....what are your sources mickal?

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    my head ops:

    From mel's article

    It is still not clear if it has a bar structure (so that it would be type SB) or not, but an increasing number of investigations has given some evidence for this, so that the Milky Way may look like M61 or M83, and is perhaps best classified as SABbc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    my head ops:

    From mel's article

    It is still not clear if it has a bar structure (so that it would be type SB) or not, but an increasing number of investigations has given some evidence for this, so that the Milky Way may look like M61 or M83, and is perhaps best classified as SABbc.
    Things are probably gonna change heaps over the next century anyway.

    Your go.

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    OK

    An easy one: What is the brightest star in virgo called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    OK

    An easy one: What is the brightest star in virgo called?
    Spica. The ear of the corn, I think. :P

    What is the dimmest constellation in the sky?
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