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Frequently Asked Questions About Space - Astronomy Questions - Space Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions About Space - Astronomy Questions - Space Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Space - Astronomy Questions - Space Questions

Nick Greene

Space Basics & Astronomy Facts

Astronomy Questions - Space Questions
Here are some frequently asked space and astronomy questions. If there is something which has always troubled you, look here for the question. Discover answers to all the frequently asked astronomyand space questions dealing with the universe, stars, space exploration, and more. We'll lead you to articles and pictures to answer your questions.

If you have astronomy questions or space questions, send them to your Space Guide. We will try to provide you with the answers you are looking for.

What is space?

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Where does space begin?

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How big is the universe?

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Will the universe ever end?

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Why does the moon shine?

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How many stars can you see at night?

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Why do some stars twinkle?

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What would happen to the planets if the Sun suddenly wasn't there?

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What is the moon's mass and density? Also how was it named, and what's it's gravity?

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Is it possible for the new planet that we discovered, outside of Pluto's orbit, to be part of a space ripple sending a new galaxy to collide with ours?

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I have heard about the possibility of an elevator being built in the future that will allow people to travel into space. Please tell me where I can find information on this.

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In the 1981 movie "Outland", starring Sean Connery, there is a scene where a construction worker in space gets a hole in his suit. As the air leaks out, and his body is exposed to a vacuum, we watch in horror through his faceplate as he swells, and explodes.

A somewhat similar scene is in the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, "Total Recall." In that movie, Schwarzenegger leaves the pressurized habitat of a Mars colony and begins to blow up like a balloon in the much lower pressure of the Mars atmosphere. He is saved by the creation of an entirely new atmosphere by an ancient alien machine.

The question is, what happens to the human body in a vacuum?

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Did Galileo Invent the Telescope?

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How Did the universe Begin?

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How Long Does a Star Live?

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    Look for more astronomy and space answers in the articles here at About Astronomy and Space. Check out our free online basic astronomy course: Astronomy 101.
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