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Thread: Kronos devourer of planets

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    Default Kronos devourer of planets



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    Default Re: Kronos devourer of planets

    And here I thought they had found the Klingon home world... Sorry
    Interesting article, though, thanks n_F_A

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    Default Re: Kronos devourer of planets

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFatKitty View Post
    And here I thought they had found the Klingon home world... Sorry
    Well, they didn't say they hadn't! Those Klingons wear a lot of metal!
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    Default Re: Kronos devourer of planets

    Thanks n_FA. Pretty hungry star. Any evidence that our Sun has devoured a planet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael131313 View Post
    Thanks n_FA. Pretty hungry star. Any evidence that our Sun has devoured a planet?
    Nothing like a terrestrial planet. I don't think it's possible to say one way or another about a gas giant though. Their composition is too similar to the Sun.
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    Default Re: Kronos devourer of planets

    Quote Originally Posted by michael131313 View Post
    Thanks n_FA. Pretty hungry star. Any evidence that our Sun has devoured a planet?
    I would say the IAU has rendered this an impossibility. Any object devoured by the Sun would not, technically, be orbiting the Sun, nor would it dominate the neighborhood around it's orbit. Therefore, any object devoured by the Sun, was not, by definition, a planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfEclipse View Post
    I would say the IAU has rendered this an impossibility. Any object devoured by the Sun would not, technically, be orbiting the Sun, nor would it dominate the neighborhood around it's orbit. Therefore, any object devoured by the Sun, was not, by definition, a planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfEclipse View Post
    I would say the IAU has rendered this an impossibility. Any object devoured by the Sun would not, technically, be orbiting the Sun, nor would it dominate the neighborhood around it's orbit. Therefore, any object devoured by the Sun, was not, by definition, a planet.
    OMG this is so good! It's something I wish I had written.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    OMG this is so good! It's something I wish I had written.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfEclipse View Post
    I'm not worthy! I do have my moments, though few and far between. I think my last moment was in June of 1980, when I failed chemistry and convinced my instructor that I deserved a C, even though I failed the final exam and had skipped all but two quizzes for the entire semester.
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