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What is your favorite planet and why?

Mine is Pluto. Yes, Pluto-- it shall always be a planet to me. As a child I was most fascinated by Pluto picturing it as purple-blue-black moon covered in all the debris from the Big Bang: Gold, Carbon, Silver, Boron, Neon all trapped in its thick ice surface.

Pluto stand as a sentinel at the edge of our solar system watching over the rotation and movement of the inner regions; silent, dark, and alone. Long live Pluto!

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Oh well, mine is Mercury and for the obvious reasons...;)

What are the "obvious" reasons?

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he's related to crows and magpies, attracted to shiny stuff :)

LOL ;)

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To Tame a Land

He is the king of all the land
In the Kingdom of the sands
Of a time tomorrow.

He rules the sandworms and the Fremen
In a land amongst the stars
Of an age tomorrow.

He is destined to be a King
He rules over everything
On the land called planet Dune.

Bodywater is your life
And without it you would die
On the desert the planet Dune.

Without a stillsuit you would fry
On the sands so hot and dry
In a world called Arrakis.

It is a land that's rich in spice
The sandriders and the "mice"
That they call the "Muad'Dib".

He is the Kwizatz Haderach.
He is born of Caladan
And will take the Gom Jabbar.

He has the power to foresee
Or to look into the past
He is the ruler of the stars

The time will come for him
to lay claim his crown,
And then the foe yes
they'll be cut down,
You'll see he'll be the
best that there's been,
Messiah supreme
true leader of men,
And when the time
for judgement's at hand
Don't fret he's strong
and he'll make a stand,
Against evil and fire
That spreads through the land,
He has the power
to make it all end.

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He's related to crows and magpies, attracted to shiny stuff.

I was related to those things without knowing about it..that's strange. :mrgreen:

Did I mention Uranus?

As a matter of fact..yes you did. ;)

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I agree with Ancient Dragon. Where would we be without Earth? No, seriously, where would we be? Would we be on Mars? Would we be Martians instead of Earthlings?

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I agree with Ancient Dragon. Where would we be without Earth? No, seriously, where would we be? Would we be on Mars? Would we be Martians instead of Earthlings?

None of us would have been born, so we would be nowhere. Which raises an interesting question

Does it feel the same to have never been born as it does to
have once lived and now be dead?

can_of_worms.open(now);

Steven.

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None of us would have been born, so we would be nowhere. Which raises an interesting question

Does it feel the same to have never been born as it does to
have once lived and now be dead?

can_of_worms.open(now);

Steven.

Don't know -- I'll tell you after I'm dead:mrgreen:

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I agree with Ancient Dragon. Where would we be without Earth? No, seriously, where would we be? Would we be on Mars? Would we be Martians instead of Earthlings?

Where would we be? It's obvious! Floating around in space -- a horde of hovering homo-sapians happily hanging harmoniously in the hollowness of the heavens having no hardened habitat.

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you kinda double posted btw

I kinda missed out on starwars, i was like 10 or sometrhing when the new episode 1 came out

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my favourite "solar body" is Ceres, the biggest of the astroids in the astroid belt.

it;s not offically a planet, but it is almost a planet, itls sort of like a family pet to the solar system.

but Pluto you say? it's moon Charon is much too large to be considered a moon and pluto a bit to small to be considered a full fledged planet, so instead some people call Pluto and Charon a "binary system" (excuse me :)

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TRADITION:

"Pluto started out as the ninth planet, a supported fulfillment of Percival Lowell's prediction of Planet X. Let's simply retain Pluto as the ninth major planet. After all, there is no Planet X. For 14 years, I combed two-thirds of the entire sky down to 17th magnitude, and no more planets showed up. I did the job thoroughly and correctly... Pluto was your last chance for a major planet." :)
– Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto, in a 1994 letter to Sky & Telescope


SCIENCE\ OPINION:

"It's pretty clear, if we discovered Pluto today, knowing what we know about other objects in the Kuiper Belt, we wouldn't even consider it a planet" :surprised
– Michael Brown, California Institute of Technology.

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