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    Quote Originally Posted by Macheath View Post
    I knew it was vaporware, but damn it would've been cool. Probably would have had the first internationally broadcast death in television history. :sadangel:

    But the cracks had already started to show. In 2014, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) produced a damning report on the feasibility of the mission. Among a number of criticisms, the report noted that within about 68 days, the first settlers would suffocate and die as their habitats failed.

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    Holy fuck we're gonna have to build some special isolated islands for commercial space flight.


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    When I looked at this picture, my brain kinda went: "Two hemispheres? Kinda taking artistic license with the title there, this is just a reflection in a la... what holy fucking shit that is the coolest"

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    I love the theory of Planet Nine. It's a giant planet (5x the mass of Earth) that orbits in the wrong direction, on the wrong axis, 800 times further from the Sun than Earth's orbit, with a period of more than 10,000 years. We don't point our telescopes in the right direction to see it, and it's dark and lonesome out there so it'd be tough to spot even if we did.

    But the burning question is what to name it? There was a petition on Change.org (has any site ever changed less about our world?) to name it David Bowie. Which is fun, but for consistency's sake I think a Roman god makes slightly more sense.

    My favorite name is Somnus. He's the Roman god of sleep, and he lives on an island across the underworld's "river of forgetfulness." Perfect, thematically speaking!

    But frankly, our planets are already a sausage fest. The Solar system needs more hot ladies, so a better name might be Minerva. If Mars is the patron saint of fuckin violence, Minerva's all about defensive warfare. Also strategy, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, and crafts. She's kind of a big deal, it's weird we don't already have something named "Minerva" in the neighborhood.

    Oh well, it's not gonna be discovered in my lifetime anyway.

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