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Saturday, July 31

  1. page home edited ... The first 3 students to write a review of this site get 2 high fives each (what part of the si…
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    The first 3 students to write a review of this site get 2 high fives each (what part of the site did you enjoy the most and why?)
    Write your review here:
    1. Robyn – My favorite part of the site was the gallery section because the images are just phenomenal. I really appreciate that the site is organized which made it so easy to find things. I also liked how they explained the science behind the images. The explanations were straightforward and easy to understand. It was interesting to read about how Hubble decides to color its images.
    2. Jen - My favorite part of the site was the section on dark energy, and within it I really enjoyed the little clip it had on a supernova exploding. I liked how it explained dark energy to me in a very interactive form, with tons of video clips and stunning graphics. I didn't know what dark energy was going into this, but I liked how it started off by reviewing the Big Bang Theory because I was like "hey! I know what that is!" and it's just fascinating to me how there's just so much to figure out about our universe.. like, we can only speculate for now what dark energy really is and hope that we can someday find the truth.
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Thursday, June 10

  1. page FUN FACTS about Astronomy edited ... the brightest star is the star named Sirius (http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/horvatin/Astronomy_F…
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    the brightest star is the star named Sirius (http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/horvatin/Astronomy_Facts/brightest_stars.htm)
    Uranus has 27 different moons orbiting it (http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/horvatin/Astronomy_Facts/solar_system.htm)
    Venus is hotter then mercury even though mercury is closer to the sun (http://space.about.com/od/humor/a/AstronomyFacts.htm)
    Jupiter is so big that twice the mass of the rest of our Solar System's planets combined would still not be enough to equal its mass.
    The pistol star is the most luminous star known - 10 million times the power of the Sun and as big as the size of Earth's entire orbit around the Sun.
    Saturn's moon Titan has hundreds of times more oil and natural gas than all the known reserves on Earth.
    About 1000 Earths would fit inside Jupiter
    The average thickness of each of Saturn's seven giant rings only ranges from about 200 to 3000 meters.
    Interstellar space is not a complete vacuum: there are a few hydrogen atoms per cubic centimeter.
    (http://www.sciensational.com/astronomy.html)

    Jen-
    Although it is closest to the Sun, Mercury has ice in its craters.
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    6:19 pm

Monday, June 7

  1. msg response message posted response It was interesting to read more about how stars were 'discovered'. I also liked how you used differ…
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    It was interesting to read more about how stars were 'discovered'. I also liked how you used different colors for the text, it made it more exciting.
    7:26 am
  2. msg response message posted response Good job Jacob. It was very interesting to read. I never knew where the names of the seasons came f…
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    Good job Jacob. It was very interesting to read. I never knew where the names of the seasons came from or what they meant.
    7:24 am

Sunday, June 6

  1. msg life and death message posted life and death it was really interesting to learn that stars are born and die like humans do, but this project als…
    life and death
    it was really interesting to learn that stars are born and die like humans do, but this project also brought up a question for me; why are most of the stars we see in their main phase? i guess i will have to do some research of my own.
    6:07 pm
  2. msg hubble message posted hubble this project was really interesting, i loved the pictures on it and i cannot wait to see the pictur…
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    this project was really interesting, i loved the pictures on it and i cannot wait to see the pictures that the hubble's successor will bring!
    6:01 pm

Thursday, June 3

  1. msg .... message posted .... Hey Jacob. I thought that you did really well for such a seemingly well-known topic. You managed to…
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    Hey Jacob. I thought that you did really well for such a seemingly well-known topic. You managed to throw in some interesting facts (like that the Earth is tilted about 23 degrees) and some nice pictures to help illustrate the seasons and why they exist.
    7:23 pm
  2. msg neat-o message posted neat-o Hey Sean! Nice wikispace. I really enjoyed your pictures and the links that you provided at the bot…
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    Hey Sean! Nice wikispace. I really enjoyed your pictures and the links that you provided at the bottom! I have heard of the Hubble Telescope for years, but never knew how it worked. It's exciting to think about what its successor might be able to show us.
    7:20 pm

Tuesday, June 1

  1. msg Response to Pulsars and Quasars message posted Response to Pulsars and Quasars Nice presentation :) Hm, I liked this topic and learning the difference between quasars and pulsars…
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    Nice presentation :) Hm, I liked this topic and learning the difference between quasars and pulsars. Also, I found it interesting that quasars could be an explanation of the formation of galaxies because of their high red shifts.
    6:15 am
  2. msg Response to Red Peas message posted Response to Red Peas I found this topic very interesting and it was nice for you to shed some light on what you did for …
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    I found this topic very interesting and it was nice for you to shed some light on what you did for your science project :) I also find it interesting how there are green peas too, and it's nice to "kind of" understand the difference and how these things are being researched.
    6:12 am

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