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The gas giant that will "scatter" you away
ElectricalEelDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 11:07 | Message # 1
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look how many moons this monster of a planet has,and its not even all that big nor its gravity strong enough to catch this much moons

529 moons

thats like having an entire asteroid belt for a moon system

this might be a bug infact,would love anyone to tell me if it is

the only explanation is that early in its formation it moved through the asteroid belt and scattered them all,but somehow managed to catch a whole lot of them somehow (i dont know planet dynamics)

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NolDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 11:15 | Message # 2
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You can find Planets like these pretty often. The strangest Thing here is probably the Fact that some Moons orbit the Planet in more than 0.2 AU distance.




"Eins - Hier kommt die Sonne
Zwei - Hier kommt die Sonne
Drei - Sie ist der hellste Stern von allen
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ElectricalEelDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 11:19 | Message # 3
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You can find Planets like these pretty often. The strangest Thing here is probably the Fact that some Moons orbit the Planet in more than 0.2 AU distance.

so that many moons is normal but the moons orbiting further than 0.2 au distance arent normal and probably a bug?
 
NolDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 11:25 | Message # 4
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ElectricalEel, Moons in that Distance are probably a Thing in the real Universe, but rare.

As an Addition to my previous Answer: Here's a Gas Giant with even less Gravity and 678 Moons orbiting it:



EDIT: Jesus, why are there so many Gas Giants with Moons that orbit them THAT far away?


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Drei - Sie ist der hellste Stern von allen
Vier - Hier kommt die Sonne"

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Edited by Nol - Friday, 10.04.2015, 11:28
 
ElectricalEelDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 11:31 | Message # 5
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this is just comical,you would think some of these moons would collide together at one point to form a bigger moon but no
 
NolDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 11:34 | Message # 6
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ElectricalEel, It's even more comical when you think about this: You have a Gas Giant with a "meh" Gravity and then you find a Moon that orbits the Planet in 11 Times the Distance of Earth to the Sun. How is that possible? Gravity? Aliens? Illuminati? Half Life 3? It's ridiculous!

To the Moon-Collisions: Well, since they orbit the Planet in THAT Distance, they are probably a few Million Kilometers away from each other, so I doubt that they collide so easy with each other.





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Zwei - Hier kommt die Sonne
Drei - Sie ist der hellste Stern von allen
Vier - Hier kommt die Sonne"

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Edited by Nol - Friday, 10.04.2015, 11:45
 
ElectricalEelDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 11:59 | Message # 7
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How is that possible? Gravity? Aliens? Illuminati? Half Life 3? It's ridiculous!


probably aliens

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apenpaapDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 12:23 | Message # 8
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The mass of a planet isn't the only factor that influences the size of its Hill-sphere (the distance a moon can orbit it). Its distance to its sun is also very relevant; the farther away the sun, the larger an area is dominated by the planet's gravity. As a result, it's Neptune which has the furthest moon in our Solar System, not Jupiter (Neso, which reaches a distance of half a AU from Neptune and takes 27 years to orbit).




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QuontexDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 14:31 | Message # 9
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Actually I'd like to also add that debris rings can apparently also contribute. Here I have a planet that is an example of that.






 
DodecahedronDate: Friday, 10.04.2015, 16:00 | Message # 10
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This planet has 1,019 moons.
RS 6787-35-8-6788026-823 6
Here's how to find them: http://www.reddit.com/r....re_than





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