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Re: Questions on AstronomicalData

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  • Subject: [mg80687] Re: [mg80636] Questions on AstronomicalData
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 04:11:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <11881585.1188283118665.JavaMail.root@m35>
  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

At my machine I get:

AstronomicalData["AndromedaGalaxy", "DistanceLightYears"]

Missing["NotAvailable"]

As for Pluto... who CARES if somebody decided it's not a planet?

AstronomicalData["Pluto", "ObjectType"]

"DwarfPlanet"

Bobby

On Tue, 28 Aug 2007 01:01:11 -0500, Robert Pigeon  
<robert.pigeon at videotron.ca> wrote:

> Is there a problem with the AstronomicalData link with Wolfram database ?
>
>
> Try this:  AstronomicalData["AndromedaGalaxy","DistanceLightYears"] , as
> listed in the Help documentation.
>
>
> I get a dash for answer, but the Help documentation gives an answer  
> before
> evaluating. When I try to get something from evaluating from the Help
> documentation I get the dash for answer.
>
>
> Also, I think that Pluto is not a planet anymore! But it is still listed  
> as
> one. So, where does the database come from? Same question for the other
> databases that we get data from! How can I be sure that the data is
> accurate!
>
>
> Robert
>
>
>



-- 
DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com


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