Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jul 29, 2011.
When does an asteroid become a planet?
Hotly debated topic. It has to be at least large enough to be spherical under the pressure of its own gravity.
looks a bit like my face at the mo
Also, it needs to have cleared the neighbourhood around it's orbit to be a planet. If it hasn't done that it is viewed as a dwarf planet. The next body that Dawn visits is Ceres which, I believe, meets the criteria for a dwarf planet.
Nazi UFO base?
Probably not ...
I'm hoping its some old tech the last people to pass through this system left here. We can then reverse engineer the gubbins and build an FTL drive
It's just someone with a really powerful laser pointer.
Mr Spock dies and bright lights are spotted on Ceres....
Lane markers to the nearest wormhole blates.
space cats eyes
or is it the astronomical equivalent of red-eye? turn flash off, try again
pls check timeline of thread.
Please check recent news of second bright light on Ceres released on 25/02/15..
And after you've done that please go check your sense of humour.
And once you've done that please stop folowing me around these boards.
just in time for the new Stargate movie as well
so your little joke that after leonard nimoy dies these lights appear when they appear before he dies.
jokes which don't work aren't amusing.
My bet is some huge geological phenomenon that caused it to be a giant reflective surface. Possibly some form of silica?
There are a couple of these in the bottom of that crater.
Still think they're spocklights ...
NASA update: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/marc...s-historic-dwarf-planet-arrival/#.VPXDszSsXOJ
"Oh my god, it's full of stars".
Or more likely not.
worst case scenario is its facehugger eggs and I'll be a hundred years dead before the first manned expedition gets there and gets facehugged
slaver statis box fo sho
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