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    Nothing against Selena Gomez, but she isn't a first star.
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    Given that JJ Abrams is handling future cosmology, all discussions about the fate of the universe will be moved to SMAL.
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    If we replace the Moon with Mars, we could move our Moon into orbit around Venus - two tasks accomplished.

    The planets inside of Mercury's orbit will be called Vulcans (Vulcan I, Vulcan II, etc.).

    Though personally I like Satupiter more than Jaturn.
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    I want two moon-moons and a ploonet.
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    Planet X also turns out to be Nibiru, but Godzilla has eaten all the aliens there.
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    I wonder if we strip all the gas off of Uranus, if we could use its core as our super-Earth? We could put that in Mars' former orbit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I wonder if we strip all the gas off of Uranus, if we could use its core as our super-Earth? We could put that in Mars' former orbit.
    Yes, or as a moon of the brown dwarf Nemesis.
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    I need to stop thinking about this, but if Venus had oceans full of sea monsters, I would be happier with the state of the Solar System. And Jaturn would be 80 Jupiter masses (a brown dwarf) with all the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn, plus 200 more, some of them with methane-based life.

    Also, Vulcan would be a super-Earth exactly like 55 Cancri e, orbiting the Sun in less than a day, with lava oceans. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post


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    If we replace the Moon with Mars, we could move our Moon into orbit around Venus - two tasks accomplished.

    The planets inside of Mercury's orbit will be called Vulcans (Vulcan I, Vulcan II, etc.).

    Though personally I like Satupiter more than Jaturn.
    Call it Kronos--but with the Klingon spelling--Q and all.

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    Unfortunately, Ohio's leash laws apply to satellites too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    Unfortunately, Ohio's leash laws apply to satellites too.
    I never had a satellite when I was a kid. I had Ordovician fossils, and I was darn happy to have them, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    I never had a satellite when I was a kid. I had Ordovician fossils, and I was darn happy to have them, too.
    When I was a kid, the entire earth had just one!
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    I never had a satellite when I was a kid. I had Ordovician fossils, and I was darn happy to have them, too.
    On a more serious note, as a kid (a teenager I think, which would mean 1970s) I had paper models of a bunch of satellites. I think they came from a book someone got me as a present, that had instructions for making models of various satellites out of construction paper. I had a whole bunch of them hanging by strings from my bedroom ceiling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    When I was a kid, the entire earth had just one!
    Then Sput nicked that title.
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    Now we're on our way to becoming the latest ringed planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    On a more serious note, as a kid (a teenager I think, which would mean 1970s) I had paper models of a bunch of satellites. I think they came from a book someone got me as a present, that had instructions for making models of various satellites out of construction paper. I had a whole bunch of them hanging by strings from my bedroom ceiling.
    I have a book listing every satellite ever launched into orbit. Some companies are quickly making a new edition of that book impossible.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    I have a book listing every satellite ever launched into orbit. Some companies are quickly making a new edition of that book impossible.
    60 more on Sunday, I think.
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    Today's for fans of scientific papers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Today's for fans of scientific papers.
    If only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Use the Hamster. A squirrel is worth 2 Hamsters of Dark Matter.
    I apologize to everyone here for the error, but a Squirrel of Dark Matter is worth 3 Dark Matter Hamsters, not 2. Very sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    I apologize to everyone here for the error, but a Squirrel of Dark Matter is worth 3 Dark Matter Hamsters, not 2. Very sorry.
    Is it hamster or hampster when talking about dark matter?

    By the way, whatever you do, do not google "hampster dance".
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    The Hamster is one of Batman's villains, isn't he? A Pork Products themed costumed criminal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    The Hamster is one of Batman's villains, isn't he? A Pork Products themed costumed criminal.
    You are thinking of Squirrel Girl, who is not really a hamster. This link explains everything.

    https://web.archive.org/web/19991128...hampdance.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    You are thinking of Squirrel Girl, who is not really a hamster. This link explains everything.

    https://web.archive.org/web/19991128...hampdance.html
    What does SG have to do with ham?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    What does SG have to do with ham?
    My apologies, I misunderstood. This is what you are looking for.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3G5IXn0K7A
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    Grandpa Jason and Grandpa Chad.

    Fun fact: My wife has a considerably younger cousin named Jason. He's just become a grandfather.
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