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The giant's giant
Hasforjs97Date: Thursday, 19.07.2012, 20:27 | Message # 1
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Well, I was exploring the Galaxy again, and I found something I didn't believe possible. Its an ice giant orbiting a gas giant surprised . I didn't think a giant could be a moon, but there is a 76000km moon in a very inclinated orbit to a 126000km planet. And the think that has most surprised me is that this planet isn't <in a galaxy far far away>, no, it's just in Gamma Orionis, a star I see every night in the winter... So I didn't think there was such a strange thing in a relatively close star.




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apenpaapDate: Thursday, 19.07.2012, 22:18 | Message # 2
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It's a double gas giant, a new feature of 0.96. A pair like that can form when two gas giants come close to each other during the period in the formation of the solar system when they migrate at exactly the right speed and catch each other.




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Hasforjs97Date: Thursday, 19.07.2012, 23:03 | Message # 3
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Seems interesting biggrin It can happen with rock planets? Because I'm creating a fictitious system and I made it...




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apenpaapDate: Thursday, 19.07.2012, 23:05 | Message # 4
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Yes, I've seen double terrestrial planets too. Sometimes because of different densities the one the game calls the moon is actually bigger than the one it calls the planet, even.




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