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Old 10-06-2010, 03:02 PM   #2896
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Ah yes, Hoagan's, where my plaque for a huge fish I caught at Taguish Narrows, was,..until the old store burned down..but I digress,..sorry!
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I was looking online at the size difference of the planets, it is just hard to wrap my mind around another planet being bigger than the earth. There are planets, or what ever they are called, out there that make the earth look like a speck in comparison. I saw that in an e-mail a while back and it just blew my mind. There is so much to learn and not enough time.
You and I must be a lot alike Jim, I couldn't learn all I wanted if I had 10 lifetimes to do it in.

Our planets vary from tiny to huge. The little ones, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are rocky. The big guys, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are what we call gas giants.

Pluto has been downgraded from one of our planets to that of a KBO, or Kuiper Belt Object, of which there are millions.

You have to consider that earth only has a diameter of about 8,000 miles, pretty tiny when you start comparing it to other stuff floating around out there.
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Ah yes, Hoagan's, where my plaque for a huge fish I caught at Taguish Narrows, was,..until the old store burned down..but I digress,..sorry!
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When did Hogan's burn down? Must have been after I left in '74, so they can't pin it on me!
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You and I must be a lot alike Jim, I couldn't learn all I wanted if I had 10 lifetimes to do it in.

Our planets vary from tiny to huge. The little ones, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are rocky. The big guys, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are what we call gas giants.

Pluto has been downgraded from one of our planets to that of a KBO, or Kuiper Belt Object, of which there are millions.

You have to consider that earth only has a diameter of about 8,000 miles, pretty tiny when you start comparing it to other stuff floating around out there.
Are the big planets rock and a lot of gas to make them look bigger? I guess they figured Pluto was so far away they would no allow it as one of our planets. (I just learned that Pluto was the farthest planet from Earth online)
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Are the big planets rock and a lot of gas to make them look bigger? I guess they figured Pluto was so far away they would no allow it as one of our planets. (I just learned that Pluto was the farthest planet from Earth online)
As far as we know, the outer planets are all gas, possibly with a liquid center.

Pluto was not formed as were the rest of our planets, it was captured. Which means that it decided to take a tour past our solar system one day and it got caught up in the general gravitational pull. It has a massive elongated orbit which takes it way more than our lifetimes to go round.

And don't forget that our solar system is but a minute portion of our galaxy.
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As far as we know, the outer planets are all gas, possibly with a liquid center.

Pluto was not formed as were the rest of our planets, it was captured. Which means that it decided to take a tour past our solar system one day and it got caught up in the general gravitational pull. It has a massive elongated orbit which takes it way more than our lifetimes to go round.

And don't forget that our solar system is but a minute portion of our galaxy.
That is amazing, I would have never even thought that some planets might be all gas. I wonder how gravity can have a draw on gas?

One thing that just boggles my mind is knowing there is no other side of the universe it just goes on and on for ever in every direction.
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Here is one of the two stiles glued up today, both are done now.

The arbutus boards on the second one had a decided kink in them, about 1/4" or so. Therefore I faced one in each direction, and clamped them up very tightly, and between the two of them they managed to straighten themselves out.
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Another one of those little jobs which has managed to get put off...the beam over the steps heading into the dining area has been sitting unattended for a coon's age. A very old coon at that.

This morning I added some filler wood to bring the bottom board into line with the top one. It is an irregular fit, no surprise around here.

The cedar which I will cover this with has just been cut, and after a couple of coats of Varathane I will nail it on.

Hopefully I won't have to be looking at this hole beyond tomorrow.
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Another use for the bench...a nice surface to clamp wood to for cutting biscuits.
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Once both sides of that were cut, assembly followed.
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That is amazing, I would have never even thought that some planets might be all gas. I wonder how gravity can have a draw on gas?

One thing that just boggles my mind is knowing there is no other side of the universe it just goes on and on for ever in every direction.
Our atmosphere is gas, and gravity seems to be able to keep it in place.

The reason is that all gases have some weight, even if they are lighter than air. When you consider the sheer size of Jupiter, the gravitational pull is unbelievable. When something passes within a few hundred million miles of Jupiter, the gravitational pull affects whatever that may be.

And when I get around to tonight's astronomy tip, you will see an example of that.
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Did you make the half-round window in the background with the 'sunburst' in post #2903?
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Here is one of the two stiles glued up today, both are done now.

The arbutus boards on the second one had a decided kink in them, about 1/4" or so. Therefore I faced one in each direction, and clamped them up very tightly, and between the two of them they managed to straighten themselves out.
I have got to get out in the shop and see if I can round up enough wood to build a work table similar to yours, I love it. I can't wait to see the door.

Finishing up an area that has been left for a good while just feels good because I know I won't have to do that area again.
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Our atmosphere is gas, and gravity seems to be able to keep it in place.

The reason is that all gases have some weight, even if they are lighter than air. When you consider the sheer size of Jupiter, the gravitational pull is unbelievable. When something passes within a few hundred million miles of Jupiter, the gravitational pull affects whatever that may be.

And when I get around to tonight's astronomy tip, you will see an example of that.
I always thought the gas around the earth was held in place because of the temperature being so cold up high. Outer space is so amazing, I wish I did know all there was to know about it.
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