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Whats a shooting star?
A meteor
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What causes light pollution?
Sports light, urban street lights, motorway lights, lights above car parks.
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What are sunspots?
Cooler, Darker areas of the photosphere
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What does a total lunar eclipse look like?
Copper coloured moon
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Whats a Aurorae?
(Northern lights) Visible from high latitudes.
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What are Aurorae's caused by?
Electrons from solar wind that are going at high speeds in the earths magnetic field (modules of oxygen an nitrogen in the upper atmosphere) as atoms de-exite they emit light.
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Different colours of an Aurorae?
Green, red (oxygen). Purple and red (nitrogen), have a longer wavelength
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Dwarf Planets?
Ceres, Pluto and Eris
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What are comets?
Nuclei of ice, dust and rock that develop a gaseous coma tails when close to the sun
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What are astroids?
Minor planets, small, solid bodies, most orbit the astroid or main belt between the orbits of mars and jupiter
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