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Re: Solar System B

Post by waawamellon » November 4th, 2009, 7:53 am

I really need another websight to get information... REALLY BAD





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Re: Solar System B

Post by brobo » November 4th, 2009, 11:06 am

Try Googling "Solar System"
There you go:
37,400,000 websites found in .14 seconds.

Or, continuing with the Scioly tradition, you could just look here
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Re: Solar System B

Post by astronomygeek » November 10th, 2009, 6:34 pm

I'd like to know: do we need to know what the dwarf planets are? and do we need to know what disqualifies them from being planets? also, what abut sedna, the oort cloud, and the kuiper belt? thanks a lot :mrgreen:
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Re: Solar System B

Post by gyourkoshaven » November 10th, 2009, 6:35 pm

Yes, to all of them. Make sure you read the rules thoroughly.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by AlphaTauri » November 10th, 2009, 6:39 pm

May I direct you to the Solar System Wiki? It has a lot of the info you need to know for this event, and if you can't find something, there's always Google.

And yes, you do need to know the 5 dwarf planets (which are dwarf planets and not actual planets because a true planet is big enough to be rounded by its own gravity, has cleared its orbit of other "space debris", etc. The important thing to know is that actual planets have cleared their orbits while dwarf planets have not.) I'm really bad at explaining these things, so sorry if I don't make any sense.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by astronomygeek » November 10th, 2009, 6:45 pm

So, its pretty much....

The Sun (Sol)
The 8 planets
The dwarf planets
The moons orbiting the 8 planets and 5 dwarf planets
Minor celestial objects, like the asteriods, comets, meteors, centaurs, etc.
Kuiper Belt
Oort Cloud
Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
Newton's Laws of Motion

Anything i left off? because i've been studying all of this for at least a month, so i wanted to be absolutely sure. Thanks again.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by gyourkoshaven » November 10th, 2009, 6:47 pm

Just study the stuff they list on the rules...They don't lie to you. (Ok they sometimes do, but that's a fantastic base.)
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Re: Solar System B

Post by amerikestrel » November 10th, 2009, 6:51 pm

astronomygeek wrote:So, its pretty much....

The Sun (Sol)
The 8 planets
The dwarf planets
The moons orbiting the 8 planets and 5 dwarf planets
Minor celestial objects, like the asteriods, comets, meteors, centaurs, etc.
Kuiper Belt
Oort Cloud
Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
Newton's Laws of Motion

Anything i left off? because i've been studying all of this for at least a month, so i wanted to be absolutely sure. Thanks again.
Yeah, I think that's just about what this event is made up of.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by brobo » November 11th, 2009, 11:16 am

astronomygeek wrote:So, its pretty much....

The Sun (Sol)
The 8 planets
The dwarf planets
The moons orbiting the 8 planets and 5 dwarf planets
Minor celestial objects, like the asteriods, comets, meteors, centaurs, etc.
Kuiper Belt
Oort Cloud
Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion
Newton's Laws of Motion

Anything i left off? because i've been studying all of this for at least a month, so i wanted to be absolutely sure. Thanks again.
You will also need to know characteristics of all of those things you mentioned, like what the radius is of Venus, or what the atmosphere is made up of on Mars.
Don't forget about some basic formulas, like Escape Velocity. Thats a big one.
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Re: Solar System B

Post by gyourkoshaven » November 11th, 2009, 12:33 pm

Uhh robodude, we recently discussed how we thought this would be more of a concept based event, due to the huge shrinkage (Yes, oxymoron intended) of resources. This is B division...they won't make you know all of the numbers and stuff.
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