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Double Alphabet Game

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Emma Woolgatherer
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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#361 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 1st, 2009, 7:53 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

ionosphere [of] Jupiter

[is that cheating?]

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#362 Post by Paolo » February 2nd, 2009, 11:35 am

J-band K-band [near infrared wavelengths used in astronomical photometry]

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#363 Post by thundril » February 2nd, 2009, 4:57 pm

Lunar Module

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#364 Post by jaywhat » February 2nd, 2009, 5:06 pm

thundril wrote:Lunar Module
- I had that ready for when someone had done K/L - wasted time looking up my astronomy stuff, but don't care really :laughter:

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#365 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 4th, 2009, 5:45 pm

Messier's nebulae

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#366 Post by jaywhat » February 11th, 2009, 4:21 pm

nightly observance

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#367 Post by Shake » February 13th, 2009, 2:43 pm

original post

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#368 Post by Alan C. » February 13th, 2009, 8:31 pm

jaywhat
nightly observance
Isn't that just a Muslim thing?
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You've been away too long Shake :smile:


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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#369 Post by Fia » February 13th, 2009, 11:52 pm

pulsars 'n quarks

was gonna put pulsing quarks but am not sure that they do...

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#370 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 14th, 2009, 12:08 am

quasar radiation

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#371 Post by jaywhat » February 14th, 2009, 6:23 am

rising sun

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#372 Post by Alan C. » February 14th, 2009, 10:04 pm

It may not seem astronomical at first glance, but think about the moons influence (sorryif I'm being patronising)




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#373 Post by jaywhat » February 15th, 2009, 7:22 am

there's Uranus

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#374 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 15th, 2009, 9:45 am

undae, Venus
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There are three officially named dune fields (undae) on Venus. They are named after desert goddesses, as per the IAU's rules. They are listed below.

* Al-Uzza Undae 67.7N, 90.5E [--][/--] named after Uzza, an Arabian desert goddess
* Menat Undae 24.8S, 339.4E
* Ningal Undae 9.0N, 60.7E [--][/--] named after Ningal, the wife of the Sumerian desert god Sin

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#375 Post by Paolo » February 17th, 2009, 11:45 am

Venusian winds
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Zonal (east-west) and meridional winds (north-south) are atmospheric disturbances on Venus that can be identified remotely. The zonal wind has speeds around 100 m/s at the equator, but for only four days a Venusian year. The meridional winds are far slower.

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#376 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 20th, 2009, 9:13 am

whirlpool XBONG
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Well, er ... an XBONG is an X-ray-Bright Optically Normal Galaxy, and spiral galaxies are sometimes called whirlpool galaxies, and XBONGs can be spiral.

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#377 Post by Paolo » February 20th, 2009, 11:42 am

X Y
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as in the XY model that deals with spin.

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#378 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » February 20th, 2009, 3:47 pm

year zero
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just because there's a year zero in astronomical year numbering

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#379 Post by Paolo » February 23rd, 2009, 1:52 pm

Is that the end of that topic? If so, can I suggest something close my heart? Biology!

Armadillo banding

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Re: Double Alphabet Game

#380 Post by jaywhat » February 23rd, 2009, 5:05 pm

bombycilla carolinensis

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#381 Post by Ken H » February 23rd, 2009, 5:11 pm

cell division
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