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efkelley
12-28-2009, 09:52 PM
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/091228-extrasolar-moons-pandora.html

An interesting article. I really think the biggest danger to life on such moons would be their host planet's magnetic field.

Liosse de Velishaf
12-28-2009, 11:48 PM
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/091228-extrasolar-moons-pandora.html

An interesting article. I really think the biggest danger to life on such moons would be their host planet's magnetic field.


Really? I was going to say aliens with mechs and spaceships. ;)

But yeah, it was an interesting article. Even if the prefix "exo-" seemed a bit goofy.

efkelley
12-29-2009, 01:41 AM
Yeah, I don't know why that prefix was created in the first place. When you consider just how many planets and moons there may be in the galaxy, adding exo- to the front of each one seems like a waste of space.

defcon6000
12-29-2009, 03:03 AM
Yeah, I don't know why that prefix was created in the first place. When you consider just how many planets and moons there may be in the galaxy, adding exo- to the front of each one seems like a waste of space.
It's be cause we think we're the center of the universe and everything is relative to us. If you're not Earth or Earth's moon you're an "exo-" :tongue

Pretty cool article, it gives me hope that we might be living in a Star Wars universe after all - and that I can totally get my hands on a lightsaber.

The Black Ghost
01-02-2010, 10:03 PM
It depends on the distance of the planet from its moon, size of the moon, and orbits. It is definately possible for life to exist on a moon, just not in most cases.