1. ## Answer a question, leave a question

I thought this would be fun. You just answer the question given and leave a question for the next person to answer.

At what exact time did the New Horizons mission blast off?

P.S. Made a mistake on the thread title...it is supose to be Answer a question and leave a question

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2. January 19, 2006 at 2:00:00 p.m. EST

What should my question be?

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That was a question.

Wasn't it?

4. Yes it was.

How many stars are in the Andromeda Galaxy?

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http://www.eso.org/outreach/eduoff/e...denmark_m31_1/

about 25 trillion (I have dispatched a probe to perform an accurate count. I suggest we lock this thread until the probe reports back in approximately 3 billion of your years)

Given the historical estimates for parameters to the Drake Equation found on this page:

How many technological civilizations are in Andromeda?

Edit to add: My point in asking this question was that, I think it should be possible to multiply the rate of star formation in our galaxy by the ratio of stars in our galaxy to stars in Andromeda. That would be the only term you'd need to change to use the equation on another galaxy (I think). If that isn't a valid assumption then I retract the question and somebody else can have a go.

6. I just could not figure it out. My answer is I don't know.....

My question is: Does someone else know the answer???

Titana

7. Well, using the initial parameters gives a value of one for the Milky Way. Since the Andromeda galaxy appear to have about 62.5 times as many stars (lower estimate), and if you assume a rate of star formation proportional to the existing number of stars, then you would have to scale up the R term to 625 stars/year. This would increase the number to 62.5.

How is the value of one AMU defined? (trick question)

8. Relative to the AMU scale.

Why do flowers smell so nice?

9. Because humans cultivate the nice smelling ones. There are lots of no smell or bad smelling wild ones (the ones that smell bad usually have flies for pollenators.

Why do we need so many silly games on BABBling?

10. Because it's fun.

Why does everyone ask hard questions?

Why does music make you feel emotions more intently?

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Not sure but it does soothe the savage beast doesn't it?

13. Good vibrations, I quess......

On what day and year was Albert Einstein born?

Titana

14. March 14, 1879

15. Ludwig Van Beethoven

What is the single largest rocket engine (thrust, not total impulse) ever produced? (this is any rocket engine, USA, ESA, Soviet, or any other, solid or liquid fuel)

16. RD-270 Rocket Engine developed in the Soviet Union. (I think)....

What was the name of the first artificial satellite launched into space by the United States?

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Po-tolo.

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Because it doesn't matter that the largest rocket engine ever
is the Space Shuttle solid rocket motor. (That was a question
and answer in a Space trivia quiz I wrote in the 1980's.)

Am I in the right place?

(I asked Buzz Aldrin that question when he and I were alone
together in a room in the US Space and Rocket Center in
Huntsville, Alabama. Aldrin's specialty in his graduate work
in college, and in the Gemini and Apollo programs at NASA,
was navigation. That is, determining where you are and
which way you should go. He said "Yes." I wasn't in the
right place, though.)

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

19. You forgot to leave a question.......

Do you consider Pluto a planet?

Titana..

20. Yes, because someone teached me that a long time ago. I like traditions.

You never can tell if you are in the right place. Can you?

21. Sure can, wherever you go, there you are.

What movie was that from?

22. Originally Posted by Swift
Sure can, wherever you go, there you are.

What movie was that from?
I think it was "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension."

But, what do I know?

23. Originally Posted by Extravoice
I think it was "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension."

But, what do I know?
Lots.

Why didn't Mid ask a question?

24. Repo Man (I'm guessing)

Who was the first ever recognized saint?

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Nereid.

Answers to questions don't have to bear any resemblance to reality, do they?

26. Originally Posted by Nereid
Nereid.

Answers to questions don't have to bear any resemblance to reality, do they?
Reality, what a concept!
Reality is for those people who can't handle the drugs.
Reality is for those people who can't handle Science Fiction.

Where?

27. Hmmmm no.... I mean yes... Maybe...

Will someone remind of the question I was going to ask?

28. Right there!

See?

29. Yes.

Hear?

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