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====== UCO/Lick Ask An Astronomer Question Archive ====== ====== UCO/Lick Ask An Astronomer Question Archive ======
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This page collects all questions submitted to Ask An Astronomer and answered by one of the graduate students at the Astronomy Department, UCSC.  Before submitting your question, please check if it has already been submitted by browsing the [[Index|Archive]]. This page collects all questions submitted to Ask An Astronomer and answered by one of the graduate students at the Astronomy Department, UCSC.  Before submitting your question, please check if it has already been submitted by browsing the [[Index|Archive]].
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Send your questions to [**askanastronomer@ucolick.org**]. Send your questions to [**askanastronomer@ucolick.org**].
-==== Frequently asked questions ====+---- 
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 +==== Frequently Asked Questions ====
  * [[Astronomy as a career]]   * [[Astronomy as a career]]
 +  * [[Did I see a supernova?]]
 +  * [[What is the rising/setting time of the Sun in my location?]]
 +  * [[I received a star as a gift or purchased it for a friend/loved one. Can you confirm that it exists? Can you take a picture of it for me?]]
-==== New questions ====+----
 +==== New Questions ====
 +  * [[Did stars form during the Big Bang?]]
 +  * [[How do we know that the Universe is accelerating?]]
 +  * [[Why is Mars red?]]
 +  * [[Why do the outer gas giant planets rotate faster than the inner planets?]]
 +  * [[Can you deflect an asteroid with vibrations?]]
 +  * [[Why does the Moon look bigger?]]
 +  * [[Do all comets approach the Sun along the plane of the ecliptic?]]
  * [[Can we reveal the actual optical disk of another star than our sun's?]]   * [[Can we reveal the actual optical disk of another star than our sun's?]]
  * [[What is the typical day of an astronomer like?]]   * [[What is the typical day of an astronomer like?]]
  * [[Did I see a supernova?]]   * [[Did I see a supernova?]]
-  * [[How can X-rays escape the gravity of black holes?]] 
-  * [[How large is our solar system is when compared to other known solar sytems?]] 
-  * [[What part of the Earth is nearest to the path of the moon?]] 
-  * [[Do white holes exist and if they do can we see them?]] 
-  * [[Why don't all planets have one moon like the earth? How do other planets acquire more than one moon?]] 
  * //[[Index|Browse all questions...]]//   * //[[Index|Browse all questions...]]//
-==== Featured question ====+---- 
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 +==== Featured Question ====
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**Can we reveal the actual optical disk of another star than our sun's?** **Can we reveal the actual optical disk of another star than our sun's?**
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<sub>Image Credit: Andrea Dupree (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), Ronald Gilliland (STScI), NASA and ESA </sub> <sub>Image Credit: Andrea Dupree (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), Ronald Gilliland (STScI), NASA and ESA </sub>
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-Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are those of individual authors and don't necessarily reflect the Observatory's positions. Send your feedback to **askanastronomer@ucolick.org** \\ +Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are those of individual authors and don't necessarily represent the Observatory's positions. Send your feedback to **askanastronomer@ucolick.org** \\ 
-[[The AAA Team]] - [[Credits]]\\ +</sub> 
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-**Images (c) [[http://www.lauriehatch.com|Laurie Hatch]]**</sub>+<sub> 
 +[[The AAA Team]] - [[Credits]] - Pages by [[http://www.ucolick.org/~smeschia|Stefano Meschiari]] and [[http://www.ucolick.org/~jnaiman|Jill Naiman]] - Images (c) [[http://www.lauriehatch.com|Laurie Hatch]]</sub>
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