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quote:Originally posted by NakedScientistHERE'S THE ANSWER TO LAST WEEK'S "QUESTION OF THE WEEK", SUBMITTED BY NILMOT (Tom Lin)The appearence of the moon in the sky depends upon the position of its orbit. There is no reason why the moon and sun should not appear together in the sky since they are totally independent of each other. The moon orbits the earth and the earth orbits the sun. Therefore sometimes the moon coincide on its orbit with the rising of he sun and hence the two will appear in the sky together. This is precisely how an eclipse occurs, only on this occcasion the path of the moon crosses the path of the sun. But the two bodies are still in the sky at the same time.I think most people seemed to get that one right. Good question though. By an amazing co-incidence a lady phoned the radio show a few weeks ago with the same question !
quote:Originally posted by BusterHi all.I have a question which have bugged me for ages.If you drilled a hole right through the earth from the north pole to the south pole big enough for a person to fit through and that person jumped into the hole what would happen.Bear in mind gravity comes into play here.This question is in relation to the person and not how the earth would react with a great hole it.
quote:Originally posted by Dan BThe way ahead would be lit, RELATIVE to the car  A better question would be "how come we can see the beam of energy that comes from a star trek phaser?"