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    Rogue Planet 'Nomads' May Outnumber Stars In Milky Way

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    Interesting stuff. Maybe I could actually find a date on one of these rogue planets.

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    One of 'em surely slammed into earth and the resulting ejecta and material displacement over time created da moon.
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    Your location says "Someplace between Nowhere and Goodbye," RD.

    Maybe you are on one of those rogue planets right now — on ..... "The Twilight Zone."

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    haha, ya never know UP, I very well could be.
    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Peter View Post
    Your location says "Someplace between Nowhere and Goodbye," RD.

    Maybe you are on one of those rogue planets right now — on ..... "The Twilight Zone."

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    That's what I need, a nomadic planet. Spend eternity roaming the galaxy. Give me an oxygen supply and a space heater and I'm set. "King of the world!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdf View Post
    One of 'em surely slammed into earth and the resulting ejecta and material displacement over time created da moon.
    guess that answers the question of what happens if you get caught between the moon and NYC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feisty View Post
    guess that answers the question of what happens if you get caught between the moon and NYC.
    I wonder if the people on the space station sing that from time to time... depending on their orbit. I'm sure they sing rocket man and space oddity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott C4/5 View Post
    I wonder if the people on the space station sing that from time to time... depending on their orbit. I'm sure they sing rocket man and space oddity.
    I asked Neil DeGrasse Tyson on his Reddit ama thread but have yet to recieve an answer :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdf View Post
    One of 'em surely slammed into earth and the resulting ejecta and material displacement over time created da moon.
    Actually the Moon was formed during what is called the early heavy bombardment period of the creation of the solar system. There was a lot of big pieces of junk hanging around and bumping into each other and the planets. The current theory is that something about the size of Mars hit the Earth. Here's a link to an article in Physics Today that discusses the formation of the Moon: http://www.geo.umass.edu/courses/geo...h-Wood2011.pdf
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