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Topic: Stars-Planets

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    1. Isn't the Earth just like a tiny grain of sand only much much heavier? (Contributed by Letitia Yao)
    2. What colour is the sky on Mars? (Contributed by Science Whatzit)
    3. Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun. How are they able to make out the numbers? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Most books now say our sun is a star. How is it that it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Where did we get the notion that nothing comes for free? If the sun decided to charge every time it showed it's face we'd all be broke and really cold. Couldn't the sun be considered a form of Free Energy? (Contributed by Don F.)
    6. Why is it that when people run around and around in circles we say they are crazy but when planets do it we say they are orbiting? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. Why do we say 'Once in a blue moon'? If it's not blue to start with why can't it be purple or green? (Contributed by Fran D.)
    8. Do stars clean themselves with meteor showers? (Contributed by Sam P.)
    9. Are the stars and planets studying us? (Contributed by Zabadi)
    10. Why is it that with every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster M13 in the constellation Hercules and there are still some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress? (Contributed by Ransom Ferm)
    11. Why do all the moons of all other planets have a name but ours is just called plain old 'moon'? (Contributed by scola)
    12. For centuries people thought the moon was made of green cheese. Then the astronauts found that the moon is really a big hard rock. Isn't that what happens to cheese when you leave it out too long? (Contributed by Letitia Yao)
    13. Why is it that when the stars are out they are visible but when the lights are out they are invisible? (Contributed by Gordon)
    14. Ever wonder what's on the dark side of the sun? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    15. Can somebody out there tell me how the heck you can shoot the moon? Wouldn't you need a pretty good rifle? (Contributed by Pat Walter)
    16. If fire needs oxygen to burn and there is no oxygen in outer space how does the sun burn? (Contributed by Bill Longshaw)
    17. When you're in orbit around the Earth are you in outer-space or inner-space? (Contributed by Gail Applebee)
    18. Why do people wish on stars? Do they really think by doing so their wishes will come true? (Contributed by Meredith Fahey)
    19. If they can send a man to the moon why can't they send them all? (Contributed by B. Candy)
    20. What would happen if we got the dark side of the moon to face us? (Contributed by Peque Gallaga)
    21. When a star dies who goes to the funeral? (Contributed by Kylie Walker)
    22. If you were diggin' a hole to the other side of the Earth, by the time you got there, wouldn't you be diggin' up? (Contributed by kquinell)
    23. If they find life on Mars, will it taste like chicken as well? (Contributed by Ross Tsukashima)
    24. Do you ever think people on other planets think we're real stupid for believing that there's life on other planets? (Contributed by Jonathan Colan)
    25. Why can't we wish upon a moon? (Contributed by Nabby)
    26. Are the Martian officials telling the people of Mars that their sightings of NASA spacecraft are only 'swamp gas'? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    27. If the world didn't suck, wouldn't we all fall off? (Contributed by A. Lieberman)
    28. If you are standing on the moon, does the Earth glow blue, since it is made up mostly of water? (Contributed by K.J.)
    29. How come when you are standing on Earth, both the sky and water are blue, but if you go into space, the sky loses its blue but the water doesn't? (Contributed by Don F.)
    30. What is the proper name of Earth's satellite normally referred to as the Moon? (Contributed by Floyd Maxwell)
    31. Have scientists ever tried to put plants on the planet Mars? Don't you think that would be a smart thing to do? (Contributed by Mamadou)
    32. If the Earth is really round, why are maps flat? (Contributed by BMW)
    33. Who decided that we would call the Earth, 'Earth'? (Contributed by Joe Howard)
    34. If other planets are just like Earth, then how do we know that they are as far along as Earth? If we go there, might we get eaten by dinosaurs or something? (Contributed by Megan)
    35. Why are they sending a rocket to Mars to look for water? If they find it, where are they gonna get all that pipe? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    36. If Mars had earthquakes, would they be called marsquakes? (Contributed by C.T.)
    37. Who gave our planet the name Earth? And why didn't we get to vote on it? (Contributed by twinborg)
    38. Would people who live on the Moon Station act crazy on nights with a full Earth? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    39. Why is our galaxy named after a candy bar? (Contributed by Lee)
    40. Why isn't someone trying to help the man in the moon? (Contributed by J. Bland)
    41. Since the Rover has shown that Mars has deteriorated, does that prove that men ARE from Mars? (Contributed by Diana F.)
    42. Do people who donít like to write letters find it hard to write on a moving planet? (Contributed by W.W.)
    43. If the Earth changed direction would sunrise suddenly become sunset and sunset become sunrise? (Contributed by Doel N.)
    44. If NASA made advances in space as quickly as Gillette does with razor blade technology, would humans be living on Mars by now? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    45. Since the Earth is bipolar, is it seeking therapy? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    46. How do we know it's a man on the moon and not a woman? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    47. Are eclipses confusing to roosters? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    48. Why do all the moons of all the other planets have a name, and ours is just plain "Moon"? (Contributed by King David)
    49. How come all of the planets are spherical? (Contributed by CT)
    50. How heavy is the moon? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    51. How far into space do we have to go, to be able to see the "whole" planet? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    52. What happens to the old moons when the new moons replace them? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    53. Why is Venus the only planet that rotates clockwise? (Contributed by Robbie C.)
    54. How much does the Earth weigh? (Contributed by Robbie C.)
    55. Why do some people think that February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon? (Contributed by Robbie C.)
    56. If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we put them all there? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    57. If you stayed up all night to see where the sun went, would it eventually dawn on you? (Contributed by Pat F.)
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