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    Default Silly misconceptions you've heard about astronomy



    You all know it, the facepalm kind of situations when you can hardly believe your ears. We've all heard some, so let's share the most shocking, silly or plain stupid ones.

    Part of a weather forecast talking about the effects of the full moon on people:
    "...the Sun and the Moon are on the opposite side...and when the Earth is between these two planets, we tend to feel..."

    Saddest thing is this was on TV.
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    My sister, pointing at a VERY bright light low to the South-west.....

    Sis - "That must be the North star"
    Me - "Erm, nope, North is that way..." (as I point North)
    Sis - "So why is it called the North star if it isn't North..???



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    I love it!!!
    Enjoy the Black cause they can't take it back............
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    "Where does the moon go during the day time?"


    edit---- no one ever looks UP during the day time!
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    "Oh, so you like astrology".


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    This summer I heard that Pluto is no longer a planet because it was downgraded to "star".

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    Quote Originally Posted by code1390 View Post
    "Oh, so you like astrology".

    That's funny, I had a cousin of mine post this on my Facebook wall the other day.

    Hey Dave, how's it going. Didn't know you were into astrology . So am I.
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    The one i like was ... "So , how far can you see with your telescope ? A couple of hundred miles ? "
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zardi View Post
    This summer I heard that Pluto is no longer a planet because it was downgraded to "star".

    Good for Pluto!

    I get the astrology one often, too.
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