Silly planets, you’re going the wrong way


Kepler, the extrasolar planet detecting telescope, has discoved in rapid succession a planet in a retrograde orbit to its parent sun, then a mere day later, another one!

Our science is not nearly sensitive enough presently to detect at what angle we’re looking at the sun, so we don’t have a lot of information just yet. The chances are either that these planets were captured, or some sort of cataclysm occurred. The second one is apparently only as dense as polystyrene, at that. Fascinating.

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    Of course, a Christian™ idiot Liar-for-Jesus™ who shall remain nameless, continues to read here, and to post some of the most insane bullshit over at his own site. I honestly, truly believe the man has very deep-seated psychological issues which may require psychiatric treatment. I don’t think he is yet a danger to himself or others, but it may not be far from that point.

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