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First exomoon glimpsed

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First exomoon glimpsed – 1800 light years from Earth

Pandora and Endor, eat your hearts out. The first known moon outside of our solar system may have been found, and it seems weirder than we ever could have imagined.

Exomoons have long been predicted to exist – some may even be habitable worlds – but until now, no one had detected any. "This is the first serious candidate from any survey that I am aware of," says astronomer David Kipping of Harvard University, who was not involved in the discovery.

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Nice. I can only say that I am in no way surprised by the findings.

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So this is actually a moon around a planet not orbiting a star? Finding the planet must have been hard to begin with.

"It almost begs the question as to whether we can really call these objects 'moons' or whether some other name is more apt," says Kipping.

It is not quite a moon, and not quite a planet.... Maybe it is a Manet? Or a Ploon?

I think I favor Ploon.

Though if it is actually orbitting a Brown Dwarf, doesn't that automatically make it a planet? Or, does a Brown Dwarf not equal a star?

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Or, does a Brown Dwarf not equal a star?

They aren't true stars as their is no nuclear fusion at the core. They are a kind of half way house between planets and stars. Using your naming logic they are stanets or plars.

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They aren't true stars as their is no nuclear fusion at the core. They are a kind of half way house between planets and stars. Using your naming logic they are stanets or plars.

No silly, I'm from the south; plars are something you keep in yer tool box.

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Being able to detect a moon 1800 LY away,... That is absolutely incredible.

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They aren't true stars as their is no nuclear fusion at the core. They are a kind of half way house between planets and stars. Using your naming logic they are stanets or plars.

Stanets... I like that. When I rule the world I'll implement that.

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Great find iam sure there are lots of moons in space

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No silly, I'm from the south; plars are something you keep in yer tool box.

We are both from the south... just not the same country,

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No silly, I'm from the south; plars are something you keep in yer tool box.

It is 5AM and I haven't gone to sleep yet, and I just want you to know that this post made me laugh until I cried.

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It is 5AM and I haven't gone to sleep yet, and I just want you to know that this post made me laugh until I cried.

At your service! As I have always said, you can't pay for humor like this, nor would you want to......

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