Lonely, young planet drifting in space without a star

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Lonely, young planet drifting in space without a star
Posted by Poppa Chris on Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:29 AM

---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

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Posted by Aratus on Monday, October 14, 2013 7:43 AM

Possibly a planet which was torn out of orbit by concentrated nuclear explosions from radioactive waste.   Smile

Aratus

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Posted by leo731 on Monday, October 14, 2013 3:16 PM

Actually, this discovery made me think of a very naughty youngster from the original Star Trek that created his own planet to play with:

 
STSquire of Gothos.jpg

 

Remember Trelane from The Squire of Gothos?

 

A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.

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Posted by siegmundm on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:35 PM

I do remember this guy. The original Star Trek rules big time, it has this special atmosphere that is also present in old books from 1960s as well as 50s, 40s etc., both science fiction and science fact. I actually intend to create something going along those lines shortly, I will keep you posted.

By the way, there might have been civilizations evolving for millions of years, much more advanced, so such guys as this one actually existing would not surprise me at all.

Greetings from Germany.

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Posted by Aratus on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:57 PM

I do indeed.   A very naughty boy !    That's what you get by leaving kids alone to play with technology !!

 

Aratus

Location:  North West Devon, UK

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Celestron Skymaster binoculars 15x70

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Imagers: Meade DSI & Celestron NexImage.  Canon EOS 550D

 

 

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