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    "In 2018, astronomers discovered what could be an exomoon, estimated to be the size of Neptune. It was found in orbit around a gigantic gas planet 8,000 light-years from Earth. But the scientists behind this discovery, hesitant to confirm that the new find is an exomoon due to some of its peculiarities, say more observation is needed. Their findings were published in the journal Science Advances.
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/17/w...rnd/index.html
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    Hope their science proves out. The word "ploonet" grates on me for some reason.

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    Yes, moon planet sounds better.
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    I've been giving it some thought and researched a bit and found some words that might be adapted better:

    From https://www.theintrepidguide.com/tra.../#.XTIk9SrQi00

    Perhaps a Dérivet

    from #9...
    Dérive (n)
    Origin: French

    Definition: A spontaneous and unplanned journey where the traveller leaves their life behind allows themselves to be guided by the landscape and architecture.

    Literally translated as “drift”, dérive is the idea that even if you drift you will end up on the right path. This could describe life in general, but it also describes small journeys. When you’re wandering through a new city and you just happen to wander on a path that takes you to great discoveries.
    Anyone else ?

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    That would be a kind of celestial flaneur. The best I can think of is wander-moon.
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    I love this: "celestial flaneur"... a poem in this vein: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...82/the-flaneur by Oliver Wendell Holmes

    In Maori "wander-moon" would be "ara-marama" (according to google translate) which might be a poetic touch.

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    "A black, round spot,—and that is all;
    And such a speck our earth would be
    If he who looks upon the stars
    Through the red atmosphere of Mars
    Could see our little creeping ball
    Across the disk of crimson crawl
    As I our sister planet see."

    Very much to the point, Tailor, specially when you think of the Mars generation. And "ara-marana" is the winner up to now.

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    I had to post this. Though 31 years away it may be related to earth in some future:

    Astronomers have discovered a 'super-Earth' just 31 light-years away. But, is it habitable or glacial?

    "A potentially habitable 'super-Earth' has been discovered just 31 light-years away from our solar system, astronomers announced Wednesday."

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ay/1884130001/
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    Exciting news. We need a catalog of hundreds of "Goldilocks" type planets so we can colonize the stars in an "Interstellar" way; 31 LY is a long ways away with our current understanding and application of physics.

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    What are Goldie Locks planets?
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    My bad, I misspelled "Goldilocks"... Goldilocks Planets are "Just Right" for human habitation (from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears")

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    Thanks, tailor. I haven´t read the book, but I guess it will take a good time until they find habitable planets that are more around the corner.
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    Spitzer, Chandra, and Keck (Oh my)... M87/et al:

    https://www.livescience.com/supermas...J2y6Dh6tWqc7R0

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    Very curious, Tailor, thanks for posting! A bit early to know what it means. But with those powerful telescopes they also see phenomena they didn´t see before.
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