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 Post subject: It's not a moon...
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Location: Puget Sound, WA's a space station. Why can't it be both? It's just an artificial moon. Or an artificial planet for that matter, since it's in orbit around a sun. Is a planet in orbit around a sun which happens to be in orbit around another sun a moon or a planet? Take, for example, Alpha Centauri. Alpha and Beta are effectively in orbit around each other, at a varying distance of approximately that of Saturn to Sol and Pluto to Sol. Planets could easily orbit each; what would the relationship of a planet around A to that of a planet around B? There's no real word for it. They wouldn't be moons of each other's suns; that's ridiculous. They're just planets of neighboring suns. In this case, the Oafa just happen to live on an artificial planetoid which orbits a red dwarf which orbits what used to be a white dwarf star. Tagon really should leave it to the professional nomenclature-ers. He might strain Broca's area.

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