What are your thoughts on the NBC article stating the Oumuamua object may have been an alien probe?

I think that they are full of unfounded crap which they have to say because unless it's about aliens, bigfoot, nessie or some other happy crap they figure the average, ignorant doof on the street cannot possibly be interested.They are talking

Which is the biggest planet in our Solar System?

Nobody knows for sure, though the largest planet we know so far is Jupiter, by far. The Kuiper belt is vast and Oort cloud even vaster.Jupiter is definitely the largest planet that's anywhere near Earth, indeed we know that there is no largert planet right out to 26,000 times the distance from the Sun to the Earth (26,000 au)

How much time do all planets take to complete one revolution round the sun?

If you want to know the values you can google them. The values you will get will be according to earth's time. 24 hours is a repetitive phenomena on earth. Suppose we are living on mars the we would say that earth complete its revulotion faster then mars. Main

What makes it possible for the planets to continue to orbit the sun without falling off their orbits?

The lack of anything stopping them from continuing to orbit the Sun.Newton's First Law

What would be a way to explore others sun systems?

Only by big telescopes, anything else is unfeasible. Reaching a different stellar system will take to the order of ten thousand years. Our civilization won't exist anymore on that time scale. Also currently there exists no technology that will survive a hundred centuries. It is inconceivable that such a technology will

The planets of our solar system revolve around the sun. But why isn't it that they get attracted to the Sun and just fall into it?

Planets revolve around Sun with specific speed or more accurately velocity. The velocity of the planets keep them intact in their position. If the speed was less or zero, Sun would have attracted the planet to itself and if the speed was higher

How do we send messages to other planets?

Well we sorta can and can't at the same time.We need to make sure that the other end has the ability to receive the message. So that means we have to send a physical message and hope they can play it or a radio wave based message and hope they have the tech levels to

Shouldn't there be many, many planets wandering in space without orbiting a star?

Yes; in fact, scientists believe that is the case.The number of so-called

Which planet is called the sleeping planet?

Neptune is the planet known as THE SLEEPING PLANET because its axis is almost perpendicular to the sun. Its axis makes an angle of 82° with the perpendicular. It rotates on its side.◆ The Blue Planet............Earth (Due to the presence of water)◆ The Earth's Twin.........Venus (Its diameter is almost equal to the earth)◆

Why are there 8 planets in the solar system?

Today June 27 2017, the news feed said they now have ideas of Planet Ten. Pluto was demoted to not being a planet. Too small.Planet Nibiru is one world which is offset from our own. Identified in ancient Vedic texts was a planet called Nibiru.

Could a solar system survive without our own galaxy?

Everything in the solar system is gravitationally bound to each other. The influence of other stars as far as I know is negligible. The earth gets it's energy, at least most of it, from the sun. I don't see any reason why not. The one wild card is our not understanding of dark matter and dark energy. While it

Do any of the other planets in our solar system experience solar eclipses?

Most of them do.Mercury and Venus don't see solar eclipses because they have no moon(s).Mars has two moons, but they're too small to cause total solar eclipses. Technically they can cause partial eclipses, but it would be hard to see because neither moon would cover much of the sun.That leaves Earth, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune,

What would happen to all the other planets in the solar system if the sun just suddenly exploded?

I'm going to assume that you don't mean explode, cos thats what its doing right now, but that you mean Go Super Nova, in that case within a very short space of time the sun would expand to encompass most, if not all of the planets in our solar system, effectively destroying every single one of them,

Why has NASA so far not found alien artifacts on the worlds of the solar system?

Never. The closest that any NASA person has come to that is with the Martian meteorite ALH84001. One of them found in it some very tiny structures of them that seemed to him like they could be the remains of bacteria. But other scientists have been much more skeptical about that.It must be noted that

What will happen to our solar system long after the Sun dies?

The sun will live on as a white dwarf for trillions of years, slowly losing its heat through irradiance (shining its energy away). There will likely be a be a beautiful nebula around our star for a few thousand years, such as this:

Why has NASA been the only agency able to explore the outer solar system so far?

Well, this isn't quite the case.It's wrong to say that no other exploration has been done by anyone but NASA or ESA.And Russia and China having big budgets doesn't really mean they're the premiere space agencies or even will be. Budget isn't everything where this dynamic and malleable space

What does the sun look like?

Good Question!First: WARNING ! DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN DIRECTLYWhat does our Star really look likeA quick glance to the Sky is what we perceive is what the Sun, Our Star looks like but there so many wavelength that a normal star produces demining the right one is absurd.Also

Why don't planets fall?

So what is your definition of falling? The planets are continually falling into the Sun however our orbital speed is such that we keep missing the suns horizon and hence maintain an orbit. That is a basic definition of an orbit.You have to also understand basic directions such as up and down. Down is a direction from any

Would theists consider any differences between proof of extraterrestrial life in our solar system and life discovered outside our system?

Nope. The Bible doesn't comment on the existence or absence of life other than on Earth-aside from the angels, anyway.The main difference between intrasolar, extraterrestrial life, and that of extrasolar life, is that extrasolar life (unless we're talking about generational

Why should pluto remain a planet?

According to the requirements, it should not.It is in orbit around the Sun.It has sufficient mass to assume hydrostatic equilibrium (a nearly round shape).It has "cleared the neighborhood" around its orbit.Should not be so massive as to cause thermonuclear fusion, thereby making it a star.Pluto has not cleared the neighborhood around it's orbit of planetesimals.But we still love

What makes the planets shine?

The same thing that makes the moon shine, the sun! Light from the sun is reflected off the surfaces of planets, moons, dwarf planets, asteroids, even interplanetary dust. During nighttime we can see this reflected light. The brightest is obviously the moon but Venus, Mars and Jupiter are the brightest planets we can see ( under

Given a long long time, will all planets become tidal lock to the sun?

Yes, it can happen. Though, it will take a hell lot of time. Billions of years, or trillions for some outer planets. Given enough, time all planets will be tidally locked with the sun. This has already happened with our Moon.

The planets of our solar system revolve around the sun. But why isn't it that they get attracted to the Sun and just fall into it?

Planets revolve around Sun with specific speed or more accurately velocity. The velocity of the planets keep them intact in their position. If the speed was less or zero, Sun would have attracted the planet to itself and if the speed was higher

Will we find our Earth's cousin in an alien solar system that is similar to ours?

Considering the advances in technology and broader understanding of the universe that I've witnessed during my lifetime. I would say yes humans from Earth will someday discover the means of interstellar travel at speeds or time warps that allow humans to travel emmense distances through space and within a reasonable time frame

Which planets do man live in?

Man doesnt live in any planetsHe lives ON the planet Earth. In the future he may end up living in the moon as opposed to on the moon. This would have him living underground on the moon to protect him from Solar and cosmic radiation. He may also oneday get to live on Mars.

Is the human race doomed to never escape our solar system and to eventually become extinct?

As others said, whatever happens, humans will disappear eventually. But lets consider whatever creature we become as

How will the solar system evolve in the future before and during when the Sun dies?

Solar system wise, well the inner planets will be consumed as the sun expands into a red giant and the earth will heat up to the point where it is inhabitable, mars will be just right to support life for a while

If an alien artifact is found that includes a written language, would we ever be able to translate that language?

There's this famous plaque we sent on board the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 space probes, which looks like this:

How many orbits have each planet made around the sun in 4.4 billion years?

Well, you can start with the Earth making 4.4 billion orbits in 4.4 billion years.Then take other planets orbital periods in Earth years and multiply by 4.4 billion to extrapolate.This, of course, assumes the orbits haven't changed in 4.4 billion years, since a change in orbit also changes a planet's orbital period.For instance, Earth is

Is there really a neutron star heading for our solar system in 2080 or 2087?

No, we are not, it is someone having you on for clicks and views. We are at no risk from a neutron star ever. As a rough estimate, odds of 48 million to one against for a neutron star to get as close as the very distant

What is the probability that a planet has life?

There are many factors to consider:Do we define life as any life we have found here on earth?Is the planet in the Goldilocks zone (i.e. with liquid water)?Does it have an oversize moon that has removed enough atmosphere to allow life as we know it?so,

Why do other planets exist in our solar system?

They only exist when you observe them. They exist because you observe them.It shouldn't come as a shock that there are an unlimited number of places you can go to. It would be more shocking if there was a limit.It's also no surprise that some of

Is it possible to destroy Jupiter's Red Spot?

The red spot on Jupiter is a gigantic eddy that is constantly generated by the merging of smaller eddies, and constantly destroyed by the dissipation of its energy content. The rotation of this eddy, and all other eddies, is attributed

What are some facts about every planet?

Mercury:Orbits the Sun at an average distance of 0.38 AUs. Its radius is 0.38 Earths, while its surface gravity is also 0.38gs. Its mass is only 0.05 Earths while its orbit is the most eccentric of the eight major solar system planets at 0.206. As you all (hopefully) know, Mercury is also the closest planet to the Sun,

How long does it take light to reach each of the planets in our solar system?

Light arrives continuously. The other anwers give you the average times for light from the sun.Note that distances vary a little, because none of the orbits are perfectly circular.Incidentally, it was variations in the time taken by light from Jupiter and its moons to reach Earth that allowed Rømer's determination of the speed of light.

Why does the Sun rise?

Logically sun do not arise or set.It's the earth that rotates.Sun is in the center and earth rotates around.When the portion of earth faces the sun. It's rays reaches the earth. And the portion of earth on other side is distant, so has darkness.The term sunrise is used as the time at which rays of sun reaches the earth.Thanks.

What is the second to smallest planet in our solar system?

Mars (next smallest after Mercury)From The Planets in Our Solar System in Order of Size - Universe TodayAccording to NASA, this is the estimated radii of the eight planets in our solar system, in order of size.

What would happen if only Earth were left in the Solar System?

We'd have no reason to think, for a long long time, to move from geocentric to heliocentric to modern universal understanding. The biggest effect this would do on mankind is the lack of spark to start the scientific progress. It took some time to find Ceres and Pluto.This video would not exist.We'd have

What would happen to the Solar System if the Sun had a greater mass?

Well heavy is different from massive so you would need the sun to be on the surface of somthing more massive to measure it's weight. Let's say you have a 10 pound weight. Now if you take that weight to the moon. It might feel 5 pounds. The term heavy is relative to where you are. The mass

What if earth and all life on it is an experiment by some advanced aliens?

In that case someone got a little careless and swapped the petri dishes for the one that was destined for the waste bin after the lab celebration party.In all seriousness, if that were the case then it would turn many arguments for and against religion on their heads, both sides would be right and wrong at the same time.

If the solar system had an atmosphere, how loud would the sun be on Earth?

You could figure it out using Sound Intensity and Sound Level The sound intensity I in units of W/is defined in terms of I = (dP)^2/(2*density*v). So you'd need to find or estimate the dP of sound waves at the sun's