As this is the first one of the month, I'm extending Science Friday to five questions. So, Science Friday (1/5): There are craters along the lunar south pole that exhibit colder temperatures than the surface of Pluto.
Seems like there should be some reflected radiation that hits that area which would warm it some
precious little, though. but yes, that's likely true.
I can't get on board with this one. It's like saying a guy standing ten feet from a fire has colder feet than a guy standing a hundred miles from that fire. By this logic a cave in Antarctica that never gets direct light should be colder than Pluto
this one is actually based on measured temperatures. but the Antarctica thing doesn't work because we have an atmosphere, which opens up conduction and connection as mechanisms of heat transfer.
Haha oops I missed the word "lunar" I was thinking "Antarctica is cold, but not that cold"
Do people actually know the answers to these questions Fire? You have definitely over estimated me :-)
some do, some don't. I'm trying to do different subjects from time to time, too.
I like them!:-)
There are craters along the lunar south pole that, because of their position and the moon's tilt, never face the sun. As such, the only heat they receive comes from the rock beneath the surface, which is residual heat from the formation
of the solar system. Heat radiates out into space, and is not replenished from sunshine. There are regions near Mercury's poles that may even be colder.
The moon is a harsh mistress - and a very cold (and hot) place.
My answer to nearly all of your questions is "I have no idea, but here's my best guess. "
Usually end up with more than 50% so it all works out in the end.
Well you have a 50/50 chance of getting it right!
@Thelrony - I love your comment because I so empathize! The questions I felt the awesomest answering were the kids ones. XD
Yeah, the only time I ever got higher than 50% in a week was when 3 of the questions were my own
I liked doing those. I'll do another round of them soon.