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Question: Stonehenge is the best known example of the stone circles but there are many other examples found in different parts of Britain and Europe. Present the arguments advanced for the view that they are early examples of an astronomical observatory and comment on the validity of the arguments.

Answer: Much controversy surrounds the true function of prehistoric stone circles. The most...


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  • Subject: Astronomy
  • Course: Astronomy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2415
  • Date submitted: January 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2620

Question: Describe techniques that are currently being used to detect extrasolar planets and methods that could be used in the next decade or two to try and determine the atmospheric composition of these planets.

Answer: Looking for extrasolar planets is a difficult task, since the planets themselves...


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  • Subject: Astronomy
  • Course: Astronomy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 62%
  • Words: 1051
  • Date submitted: January 11, 2010
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2618

Question: Report on the planet Mars

Answer: Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the seventh largest...


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  • Subject: Astronomy
  • Course: Astronomy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 61%
  • Words: 1624
  • Date submitted: October 15, 2008
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2621

Question: Scouting for Asteroids

Answer: With the surge of interest in innovative technologies fast becoming a cornerstone...


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  • Subject: Astronomy
  • Course: Astronomy
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 939
  • Date submitted: June 03, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4833

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