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Old 09-21-2018, 09:47 AM   #31 (permalink)
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??? You cut out the part where I was quoting someone else? (DDG since I didn't evaluate their link)
Yes, I saw that you quoted a search result, and I didn't re-quote it because a) the "quote" tool didn't capture it and b) I didn't feel like copy-pasting it since anyone reading can simply scroll up two posts and read it themselves. I responded to it because you posted the search result with no indication that you took it at anything but face value.

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Does it stutter?
I already said the moon has a core, when I wrote, "...these numbers include the molten cores and mantles of both bodies...." Not sure what point you're trying to make here?

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Old 09-21-2018, 11:14 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Maybe there's a black hole waiting to be named. The Marsden Hole. Hmm.
Already exists in the UK
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Vman455 — Okay, it just seemed odd.
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Analyses of the Moon's time-variable rotations [!] indicate that the core is at least partly molten.

Does it stutter?
Maybe stutter isn't the word for 'speeds up and slows down'.
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Why should the moon not be considered to be the same as a planet in most practical ways? It's big enough to be round, is internally differentiated, has a bit of geology going on...

If not Luna, how about Titan? It's got an atmosphere, with oceans (or at least big lakes) & rivers, which is more than Mercury & Mars have.
Planets orbit stars. Moons orbit planets.
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What would you call a satellite orbiting a moon?

Impossible: https://www.forbes.com/sites/startsw.../#512e5f0916a9

(or infinitely improbable)
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What would you call three moons orbiting.... nothing?

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Planets orbit stars. Moons orbit planets.
Pluto has 5 moons, so it must be a (dwarf) planet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_Pluto

Though it is much smaller that the biggest moon in our solar system: Ganymede
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A: A "simulation" of something that may/may not physically exist.
Given a mature space program, I think it would be worth setting up a space hotel or something simply to make one exist. Maybe in an halo orbit at a La
Grange point.

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Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em,
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so, ad infinitum.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siphonaptera_(poem)

And so it is with moons?
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Pluto has fleas?
If Pluto has fleas then Uranus has flies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_Uranus

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