Astronomers Discover First Known "Free-Floating Planet"

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Hmmm...part of a planet's definition refers to its orbit around a star, (explains why Pluto wasn't one, for example, as it didn't clear out it's orbit) so this presumably would have to be something else.

FalloutJack:
Well, either it's planet Mondas and the Cybermen are coming or...

Heh, nice obscure reference there.


Does this mean the Green Lantern Corps are real?

This has called for ALL the references.

I'm going for Invader Zim

They should tow it back and use it as a replacement for Pluto to appease all the people who couldn't deal with it's change of status.

FalloutJack:

Skeleon:

...They called it a "ghost planet"...

I have a new theory! It is as follows!

BRILLIANT!

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huh, what wait...
son of a bitch...
*reaches into my pocket to give you some internets*

Andy Chalk:
The word "planet" comes from the ancient Greek "astēr planētēs," which translates into "wandering star."

And cue the Portishead song... nowish.

Personally, I think it's Mogo, the Sentient Planet, making his rounds around the sector. You know those Green Lanterns, always vigilant.

This is a really cool discovery (unless it comes crashing into Earth and kills us all). The fact that it was discovered at my university is icing on the cake.

Eldar Craftworld?

What, no mention of Galactus yet? I mean we're throwing every other reference at this thing, so why not?

Lay your fears to rest mortals! It's obviously Mogo!

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It must be the reapers.

We interrupt this broadcast to bring you a message. We represent a concerned group of citizens who love Mother Earth. [...] There remains but one way to save the Earth. Find Professor Oguro and his daughter Remina. Destroy them.

- - - - -

Damn you Junji Ito. I would rather have Galactus or Unicron eating the Earth.

pffh:

The Random One:
Maybe it's backpacking through the universe, trying to find its true planet self.

Wait, that's a free-loading planet.

"Hey mind if I crash in your system? Don't worry brah it will only be for a few hundred million years and I'll stay on the edge"

And then he moves into the goldilock zone and still hasn't left after several billion years.

Unbound exoplanets as Australian backpackers - I love it :D

Magichead:

pffh:

The Random One:
Maybe it's backpacking through the universe, trying to find its true planet self.

Wait, that's a free-loading planet.

"Hey mind if I crash in your system? Don't worry brah it will only be for a few hundred million years and I'll stay on the edge"

And then he moves into the goldilock zone and still hasn't left after several billion years.

Unbound exoplanets as Australian backpackers - I love it :D

Er... Australian? ...why!?

It saddens me that enough of you don't read Manga.

It's obviously Hellstar Ramina

Smeggs:
We sure it's not that evil thing from Fifth Element? We need Bruce Willis.

And Milla Jovovich.

Actually you can keep Bruce Willis. I'll be fine with Milla.

Interesting.

I'm glad to know we're still making discoveries like this.

Amish_Drive_By:
It must be the reapers.

God damnit and we still haven't gotten to mars. Fucking goverments.

Yeah were fucked.

So does this mean that this planet doesn't have an orbit?

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