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July 6, 2015

#1547: Solar System Questions

Solar System Questions

Title: Questions I have about the solar system. Some answered.

Why is the moon so blotchy?

Answer: Lava.

Why are all the blotches on the near side?

Did mars have seas?

Answer: Yes, briefly?

Was their life on mars?

What’s titan like?

Answer: Cold, yellow, lakes and rivers (methane)

What was earth like during the hadean?

Is the oort cloud a real thing?

Why is the suns corona so hot?

Answer: Something about magnets?

What are comets like?

Answer: Precipitous

Where’s Philae, exactly?

What’s pluto like?

Answer: SOON!

What’s Charon like?

Answer: Soon!

Why don’t we have in-between-sized planets?

What’s Ceres like?

Answer: Working on it!

Why is Europa so weird looking and pretty?

Answer: Ice over a water ocean

Why is IO so weird looking?

Answer: Sulfur volcanos.. in the wrong places??

Why are so many Kyiper belt objects red?

What are those spots on Ceres?

What’s in the sease under Europa’s ice?

Which of the other moons have seas?

Answer: Several

What are the big white things in Titans lakes?

What do Jupiter’s clouds look like up close?

What’s all that red stuff in the great red spot?

What’s pushing the pioneer probes?

Answer: Heat from the RTG

What pushes spacecraft slightly during flybys?

Where are all the sun’s neutrinos?

Answer: Oscillating

Why is there so much air on Titan?

Why does the Kuiper belt stop?

Why is Iapetus weird colored?

Why does Iapetus have a belt?

What’s the deal with Miranda?

Did Uranus and Neptune change places?

Did the late heavy bombardment happen?

Did life start before it?

Is Europa covered in ice spikes?

Why haven’t we built a big inflatable extreme sports complex on the moon?