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Our older quickie questions are archived in our categories below...

Quickie Extraordinary Earth

Movement of the Earth
Sun/Moon Effects

Quickie Fun with the Sun

Movement of the Sun
Effects of the Sun

Quickie Moon Madness

Movement of the Moon

Quickie Other Solar System Stuff

Mars and Its Moons
Jupiter and Its Moons
Saturn and Its Moons
Uranus and Its Moons
Neptune and Its Moons
Pluto and Its Moon

Quickie Astronomy Anomalies

Big Bang
Black Holes
Stars & Constellations

Quickie Phascinating Physics

Particle Physics

Quickie Humans and the Things They Do

Other Scientists
Space Missions
Other Things They Do

Quickie Alive and Living


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Last modified April 19, 2002 by Jennifer Bergman.

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