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Alone in Space: Free-Floating Planet Discovered

 

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Artist's conception of PSO J318.5-22.

 

Galileo Galilei fought colleagues and the Roman Inquisition to defend the theory that planets orbit around stars

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That's my ball. Whatever they do they better not try to get anything with orange near that. They have been warned.

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So, a rebel planet? And it's just 80 light years away? Might as well go over there and check it out. 

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Here's a close-up:

 

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yeah because 80 light years is just around the corner... :rofl:

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Anyone seen the Lars von Trier film Melancholia?

It starts out with Earth being destroyed by a rogue planet like this. Then it goes back to tell the story of a family who witnesses the coming events.

Most notable scenes are of the collision and Kirsten Dunst's full frontal nude scene ;)

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"gas-giant planet"

 

 

 

...nothing interesting

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Poor thing all alone there. :(

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Anyone seen the Lars von Trier film Melancholia?

It starts out with Earth being destroyed by a rogue planet like this. Then it goes back to tell the story of a family who witnesses the coming events.

Most notable scenes are of the collision and Kirsten Dunst's full frontal nude scene ;)

melancholia-movie-trailer-lars-von-trier

 

I haven't see it but it sounds very interesting. I will check it out.

 

This discovery will really get the Planet X people all fired up, I'm sure.

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Melancholia is currently on Netflix for those that have it.

From Wiki -

Accolades

Dunst received the Best Actress Award at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival.

The film won three awards at the European Film Awards for Best Film, Best Cinematographer (Manuel Alberto Claro), and Best Designer (Jette Lehmann).

The US National Society of Film Critics selected Melancholia as the best picture of 2011 and named Kirsten Dunst best actress.

The film was also nominated for four Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards: Best Film

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