We know that the Universe is an unfathomably large place and astronomy is infuriatingly complicated. Nevertheless, we want to help YOU understand the machinations and mysteries of this annoyingly complex cosmos. Toward that end, we ask you to send your astronomy/astrophysics questions to our staff astronomer: firstname.lastname@example.org
He'll not only send a response to you personaly, but we'll post the question and answer to this web-pageI.
II. "Ok, so, I know that nothing can go faster than the speed of light. The other day, though, I heard that particles which travel faster than light emit a strange kind of blue radiation. But, I didn't think anything could go faster than light?"
IV. "I was told that light has no mass. I also know that gravity is a force between two or more massive objects. So, how is it that massive objects can affect the trajectories of light particles, or photons?"
XI. "Hello! I saw something the other day that doesn't seem to make any sense. I read that Mars has the longest orbital period of the planets. Can that be right? I thought the most distant planets had the longest periods."
XII. "I read an article that said that winter is the shortest season. Is that right? It feels like it is never going to end!"
Questions answered by
Edward Gleason, Level XXII Astronomer