Reach for the Stars B

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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby havenguy » May 27th, 2012, 5:38 am

Sometimes they do, I think the Reach for the Stars Nationals test from 2009 had the top 6 scores given.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby spacescholar » May 28th, 2012, 12:14 pm

Does anyone know what the absorption lines are? I got 8th.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby AlphaTauri » May 28th, 2012, 12:58 pm

Absorption lines are where parts of the continuous spectrum of light given off by a star get, well, absorbed by something (usually a cool cloud of gas) between the star and us.

Pretty good explanation here: http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/qu ... hofer.html
They talk about Fraunhofer lines in the sun's spectrum, but the same logic applies to any stellar absorption spectra.
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby clairebear7 » June 14th, 2012, 7:50 am

Hi! I got 5th place At nats in Reach for the Stars, and does anyone know if for the galaxy identification if the proctor was asking for general galaxy name or Hubble galaxy classification? Thank you xoxo
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Re: Reach for the Stars B

Postby havenbro » July 16th, 2012, 7:26 pm

Any ideas on what RFTS will look like next year? As far as I know, the event has changed very slightly from past years.
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