What is the moon? A star or a planet?

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  1. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    I refuse to watch this because I know it will result in the death of many brain cells.
     
  3. Crimson Glory

    Crimson Glory Go Pack Go!

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    Oh my God...

    The moon is a MOON.

    Also called a natural satellite apparently.
     
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    I'm with you.
     
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    Kneepocalypse This is your god now.

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    I lasted 14 seconds. "Isn't the moon a star?"
     
  7. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    You should watch her get vehement about the moon not being a planet thing later in. Like angry.
     
  8. Michaelangelo

    Michaelangelo Okay USA Platinum Member

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    this is like engineers arguing about sex
     
  9. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    The 2006 IAU definition of planets is dumb for several reasons, one of them being that it doesn't define what a "natural satellite" is. The preponderance of evidence indicates that the Moon is a captured satellite that was its own planet at some point.

    I would argue that the Earth-Moon system, despite having a barycenter within the Earth is a binary planet as opposed to a natural satellite. Trajectory of the Earth-Moon orbit around the Sun.

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    Note that the Moon never has retrograde motion in relation to the Earth or Sun as defined by it's Solar orbital path. That means the Moon is more heavily influenced by the gravity of the Sun than it is by the gravity of the Earth.

    In this case, Pluto-Charon would definitely be a binary planet because not only does Charon orbit the Sun more than it orbits Pluto, its common barycenter is outside of Pluto's diameter.
     
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    I don't even understand how some people can't be utterly embarrassed by their stupidity.
     
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    Hmph, well, goes against everything I was ever taught about the moon. I figured it was like Phobos or Deimos. Which is why Phobos and Deimos are classified as moons aswell. Our moon just got stuck with it's classification, rather than a cute Latin name of a Roman God.

    We both know one thing for sure, the Moon is NOT a star.
     
  14. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    Remember Soleil Moon Frye? AKA Punky Brewster?

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    Before/after breast reduction surgery:
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    the best part was that dude being so sure of himself that the moons a planet. the woman just wasnt sure
     
  16. Anung Un Rama

    Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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    Even Tom Cullen knew it wasn't a star.
     
  17. Anung Un Rama

    Anung Un Rama Idol of Millions Platinum Member

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    You know the gut who contributed "natural satellite" googled it.
     
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    bad seed Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    dont care how stupid, I totally WOULD.

    damn, havent seen milfs like since the early 2000s. Shes got that cheesy Gosselin hair and everything. hnnnnnnnng
     
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    That pisses me the fuck off.
     
  20. Doughbelly

    Doughbelly αlpha-nerdette, action scientist

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    Hey dude, would one exploding moon decimate the earth?
     

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