All about the telescope by P Klushantsev

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In half a year we will have travelled "round the world" without having felt excessively hot or cold. We will always be where it is "just right". We're clever, aren't we? Don't be surprised how strange this planet is. Its orbit is slightly tilted to one side. The Sun is not in the middle but slightly to one side. In orbit Mercury draws closer to the Sun and then drifts away ·from it. When you look at the Sun from Mercury, it "swells" and burns more intensely and then "shrinks" and becomes cooler.

F or a few weeks it's pitch-black, cold and gloomy. And no matter how· much you calm yourself, each time you feel frightened. What if the Sun has left us for good? What if the darkness and cold never end? How will we live then? Where can we get help? 29 Our heroes wooed the beauti in turn but she turned them dow The old woman mocked the suit made them undergo various tes more difficult than the other an chased them away. The greedy ol finally gave her daughter away to nen the Blacksmith because he m magic Sampo mill for her.

Why Is· the Sun Hotter in Summer? Why is the Sun hotter in summer than in winter? Perhaps the Earth is nearer to the Sun in s~mmer? If this were so, the Sun would look larger in the sky in summer than in winter. All objects look larger close-up, and smaller in the dis.. ' tance. The Sun is always the same size in the sky. in winter and summer alike. It doesn't seem to matter how far away, the "stove" is which· warms us. Do you remember where the Sun is in the sky in summer and in winter? In summer it climbs higher.

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