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« on: 28/10/2007 18:57:55 »
I was watching that quiz on TV "Are You Smarter Than A 10-year-old". The question was "Which planet in our solar system has a moon commonly referred to as The Death Star?"

I've been interested in astronomy since the year dor & I've never heard that expression about any moon in our solar system. What's more annoying is that I didn't hear the answer as 1 of the brats started squawking.

Has anyone here come across that name?

I looked it up & it's Mimas; 1 of the moons of Saturn. It is called The Death Star as it has a massive impact crater that makes it look like the Death Star from Star Wars.

http://www.astrobio.net/news/article1101.html
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« Reply #1 on: 28/10/2007 19:32:30 »
No I was not aware of this. However, I am very thankful for the information, Darth.

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« Reply #2 on: 28/10/2007 19:36:21 »
The force is strong in the beaver, Luke.

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« Reply #3 on: 29/10/2007 05:50:09 »
There is another answer to the death Star question, it has been proposed that the Sun has a dark companion about 100,000 AU distant that it revolves around taking it into dusty regions and accounting for periodic life extinctions on Earth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemesis_(star)
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« Reply #4 on: 29/10/2007 09:20:50 »
That wouldn't answer the question. Neither Sol nor Nemesis constitute a planet or moon.
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« Reply #5 on: 31/10/2007 23:13:38 »
I was watching that quiz on TV "Are You Smarter Than A 10-year-old". The question was "Which planet in our solar system has a moon commonly referred to as The Death Star?"

I've been interested in astronomy since the year dor & I've never heard that expression about any moon in our solar system. What's more annoying is that I didn't hear the answer as 1 of the brats started squawking.

Has anyone here come across that name?

MY reaction precicely when I watched it with my daughter...... heheheh ~ paralell universes LOL

Thanks for the enlightenment - may the force be with you, always

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« Reply #6 on: 01/11/2007 03:45:18 »
But there is always string theory.


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« Reply #7 on: 02/11/2007 15:57:10 »
String theory (theories) gives me a headache.
Perhaps one day someone can explain it to me so I can wrap my brain around it....... *sigh*
« Last Edit: 02/11/2007 16:01:21 by Alandriel »