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Puzzle ID:#43116
Fun:*** (2.12)
Difficulty:**** (3.1)
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****




Where does Earth belong in the following astronomical series?

Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune, Mars, Saturn, Venus, Mercury


The series lists the planets in order of increasing orbit inclination, relative to the ecliptic. Earth belongs before Uranus.

Orbit Inclination (degrees)
Earth = 0.00
Uranus = 0.77
Jupiter = 1.30
Neptune = 1.77
Mars = 1.85
Saturn = 2.49
Venus = 3.39
Mercury = 7.00


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Sep 18, 2008

That's only because the ecliptic is defined that way - referenced to Earth (0.0).
I think in this case the "hint" is not helpful, and perhaps misleading. (Unless I do not understand the meaning of "sign", which is possible.)
Sep 18, 2008

Interesting trivia, but the hint didn't help me at all.
Sep 19, 2008

i had no chance on this one and the hint didn't help me.
Oct 02, 2008

The hint did not help me, did I just not get it the way you predicted? Overall an "Ok" teaser
Dec 13, 2008

How could anyone know that?(well,not me)
Jan 12, 2009

Good puzzle, but the hint seemed more random than anything.May as well have put 'Merry Christmas!' in the hint. ;)
Feb 13, 2009

For all of you privileged enough to be reading this comment, know that it is a record of my last words on this earth.

Thanks, cnmne, you made my head explode!

Seriously, though. That went way over my head, but it was interesting nonetheless
Apr 09, 2009

I wonder if anyone (including the author) would know this without looking it up?
May 19, 2009

great quiz
Apr 15, 2010

You failed to provide All the information. A series can mean practically anything. A series of time, A series of place, which most of us thought you meant, A series of movement. Most people fear you, so no one would dare question you logic, mathematics or brilliance. Nice Teaser, as Usual.
Oct 02, 2010

The hint indeed did not help at all; the first thing I thought was astrology, and the signs associated with the planets. That was a dead end, as "Earth" in astrology is a type of sign, not a ruler of a sign. Even using it in the sense of which sign rises above the horizon of earth in what order doesn't help.

The hint could have been a great deal clearer, but an interesting piece of information nonetheless
Oct 10, 2010

Hehe thought I'm good at astronomy but I failed this one. Didnt think of that inclination angle. I though they are mixed up based on their positions. Good and hard one.
Mar 07, 2011

im sorry but I didnt like this one. Not only was the hint useless it was also misleading. And orbit inclination??? Really?? I mean, how could anyone NOT working in NASA know this??But im sure a lot of people must have liked this. I just didnt.
Oct 19, 2012

I didn't like it either. It was very difficult because there was a huge lack of information needed to solve the teaser. The hint was completely random! What's my sign????? What does that mean and how does it help?

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