Pandora isn't a moon, it's just a big astroid in orbit .

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Teamwak
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Pandora isn't a moon, it's just a big astroid in orbit .

Post by Teamwak » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:05 am

It doesn't even look like a moon. It should be all round and moon shaped, like the moon, yer know? If this you think this is just drunken ramblings, then consider this! Why ISN'T it all round and moon shaped? I.e, millions of years of gravity and erosion, like making a giant snowball. Anyone can see thats just a pock marked boulder, not a classic moon that we all know and love. Does this mean every orbitting bit of crap can carry the title MOON?
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Cheers

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S. Bilderback
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Post by S. Bilderback » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:13 am

The definition of a moon is still up for debate both for large and small. Maybe we could call it an astermoon? :wink:

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Post by Teamwak » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:16 am

Cheers for the quick reply! lol Its just a chunk of rock. Not a bit as cool as Titan, which still cheers me up when I think about it. :)

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Post by S. Bilderback » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:43 am

Amen

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Post by makc » Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:37 am

Real Amen