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Thread: The Astronomical Numbers game

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    58 - Ah, so the Americans can do it, too

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    59 - Number of years in Oenopides' Great Year.

    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek
    55 - 55 Cancri is the only star known to have four (or more) planets.
    You left out the word "other," I think.
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    60 -- degrees in front of or behind for Lagrange points in an orbit.

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    61 - STS mission number of the first Hubble servicing mission in late 1993.

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    62

    September 12, 1962 - President John F Kennedy "Moon Speech" where he promised we would send a man to the moon by the end of that decade.

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    63: current number of moons of Jupiter.

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    64 - Mass of Mars (in kg * 10^22)

    Also: Mass of Mars (in kg*10^23) in bizarro-variable-G-world

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    65- Inclination, in degrees, of Sputnik 1

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    66 - Year* of the 13th most recent visit of Halley's Comet, heralding the conquest of England and recorded in the Bayeaux Tapestry.

    *1066, that is.
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    A Pentax 67 middle format camera shot this wonderful photo of the Eta Carina nebula.

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    68 - Size of the constellation Crux (the Southern Cross) in square degrees.
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    69 - the obvious one: First man on the Moon

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    71 - number of hours that the Apollo 16 lunar module spent on the surface of the moon.

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    72- the year the Apollo program ended

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    73 - Duration, in seconds, of the final Challenger flight

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    Moving quickly to a happier subject...

    74 - Episode number of "Best of Both Worlds, Part I", one of the best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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    75 - Years since Pluto was discovered!

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    75 - number of years since Pluto was discovered

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    Ok, I'll give it to you. I was waiting for 76 anyway, and if I waited a minute longer, I would have had it! (great minds think alike!)

    76 - Period of Comet Halley's orbit, in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpie
    75 - Years since Pluto was discovered!
    Now that wasclose!

    All right then,

    76 - Year of the Viking landing - first successful landing on another planet

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    76 - period of Halley's comet in years

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    these entries are coming too fast. I'm glad to see my game is popular.

    77 - John Glenn's age when he flew on Discovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinpie
    Ok, I'll give it to you. I was waiting for 76 anyway, and if I waited a minute longer, I would have had it! (great minds think alike!)

    76 - Period of Comet Halley's orbit, in years.
    Quote Originally Posted by jfribrg
    76 - period of Halley's comet in years
    Close call again , and very nice idea.

    77 - Radius, in kilometers, of Uranus' moon Puck

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfribrg
    these entries are coming too fast. I'm glad to see my game is popular.

    77 - John Glenn's age when he flew on Discovery.
    Sheesh, this is a tough race.

    Just to get past it:
    78 - Diameter, in kilometers, of Dickens crater on Mercury,

    so we can get to

    79
    : Year of the epic Jupiter flybys of the two Voyager spacecraft

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    80: mm, a standard size for a small refracting telescope
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    Current number of officially recognized planets, squared.

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    82 - Shuttle STS designation of the second HST servicing mission, my photos of the launch of which may be viewed here. (So much for all those waiting for me to pop up wth another Messier designation!) This was the crew who installed STIS (hi, Phil!) and NICMOS, both of which I managed to get nice results from...

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    83 - (out of 88 ) Rank, by area, of the constellation Triangulum australe (southern triangle)

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    84 - orbital period, in Earth years, of Uranus.

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