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21st May '16 5:08:45 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** Same for the arcade game ''VideoGame/Solar Warrior''. Jupiter appears as a desert world complete with ''Literature/Dune''-like worms, likely as a ShoutOut to it.

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** Same for the arcade game ''VideoGame/Solar Warrior''. ''{{VideoGame/Solar Warrior}}''. Jupiter appears as a desert world complete with ''Literature/Dune''-like ''{{Literature/Dune}}''-like worms, likely as a ShoutOut to it.
21st May '16 5:06:30 PM ScorpiusOB1
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** Same for the arcade game ''VideoGame/Solar Warrior''. Jupiter appears as a desert world complete with ''Literature/Dune''-like worms, likely as a ShoutOut to it.
17th May '16 7:53:06 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* In ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', the space probe with message to aliens is said to have reached alien life and given aliens enough time to prepare and reach ''us'' in slightly more than thirty years. Unless it has OrionDrive (forbidden by US conventions), it should be somewhere around Pluto by the year the movie takes place in.

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* In ''Film/{{Pixels}}'', the space probe with message to aliens is said to have reached alien life and given aliens enough time to prepare and reach ''us'' in slightly more than thirty years. Unless it has OrionDrive (forbidden by US conventions), it should be somewhere around Pluto by the year the movie takes place in. Then again, the aliens may have been passing by the Solar System and just happened to rendezvous with it. Who knows?
24th Mar '16 5:31:11 AM spydre
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* Many older works of fiction, such as ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' and ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', describe red giant stars as cold, even if their worlds are similarly distant as Earth from the Sun. It is true that red giants are cooler than younger stars, but "cooler" is relative, and they are also '''much, much''' closer to their planets, and any such planets would be roasted rather than chilled.
9th Mar '16 2:00:34 PM justanid
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[[folder: Unclassified Examples]]
Can't figure out where to put your astronomy related example? Leave it here. When we get enough like it, a new trope will begin to form. Kind of like a solar system, if you think about it.

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In more than one work of fiction, a star like the sun is said to end its life by "going nova." The implication is that a nova is merely a supernova on a smaller scale. Even Creator/LarryNiven brushed up dangerously close to this mistake in his short story "Inconstant Moon."

In reality, a nova is an outburst caused by a white dwarf sucking material off of a companion star; when enough material is accreted on the white dwarf's surface, it gets hot enough and dense enough to undergo nuclear fusion. This produces an outburst that reaches peak brightness in a few hours, then cools back down again over a few days or weeks. Some white dwarfs are known to be "recurrent novae", undergoing a nova outburst at more-or-less regular intervals of a few years or decades. (If the white dwarf accretes ''so'' much material that its mass exceeds 1.44 solar masses, it will explode spectacularly in an event called a Type Ia Supernova. Unlike the supernova that ends a massive star, this type of supernova produces no neutron star.)

When a sunlike star ends its main sequence lifetime, it doesn't "go nova", it swells into a ''red giant'' over the course of a few million years. In the process, the center is expected to undergo a "helium flash", similar to a type Ia supernova. The core stays together and the effects don't reach the outside of the star because of the rest of the star sitting on top.

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In more than one work of fiction, a star like the sun is said to end its life by "going nova." The implication is that a nova is merely a supernova on a smaller scale. Even Creator/LarryNiven brushed up dangerously close to this mistake in his short story "Inconstant Moon."

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In reality, a nova is an outburst caused by a white dwarf sucking material off of a companion star; when enough material is accreted on the white dwarf's surface, it gets hot enough and dense enough to undergo nuclear fusion. This produces an outburst that reaches peak brightness in a few hours, then cools back down again over a few days or weeks. Some white dwarfs are known to be "recurrent novae", undergoing a nova outburst at more-or-less regular intervals of a few years or decades. (If the white dwarf accretes ''so'' much material that its mass exceeds 1.44 solar masses, it will explode spectacularly in an event called a Type Ia Supernova. Unlike the supernova that ends a massive star, this type of supernova produces no neutron star.)

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When a sunlike star ends its main sequence lifetime, it doesn't "go nova", it swells into a ''red giant'' over the course of a few million years. In the process, the center is expected to undergo a "helium flash", similar to a type Ia supernova. The core stays together and the effects don't reach the outside of the star because of the rest of the star sitting on top.
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9th Mar '16 1:41:28 PM justanid
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9th Mar '16 1:40:27 PM justanid
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Ah, fictional astronomy. The really great thing about writing is you get to make the entire Cosmos do what you want it to, even things it can't really do. Here are some shortcuts writers take related to astronomy:

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Ah, fictional astronomy. The really great thing about writing is you get to make the entire Cosmos do what you want it to, even things it can't really do. Here are This indexes some of the shortcuts writers take related to astronomy:
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These overlap ArtisticLicensePhysics and SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay. Not to be confused with {{Astrolog|er}}y, no matter how open to interpretation the stars may be.

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These overlap ArtisticLicensePhysics and SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay. Not to be confused with {{Astrolog|er}}y, no matter how open to interpretation the stars may be.
16th Feb '16 1:00:34 PM erforce
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* In ''Film/FantasticFour'', Johnny Storm's power is to make himself hotter while being immune to the effects of his own heat. Reed Richards speculates he could make himself hot enough to make the air molecules around him "go supernova"; it turns out Reed's theory is correct as Johnny makes himself hot enough to create a supernova to incapacitate Doctor Doom. The term supernova implies an immediately unstoppable explosion on an astronomical scale, of massively high temperatures. Johnny raises the temperature by creating a fiery tornado limited to a twenty foot wide area. The Invisible Woman waits a few seconds to begin containing this blaze by surrounding it with her force field, not encasing it in a sphere, but leaving the top and bottom ends open as the force field slowly goes up to follow the rising flames, and then contains it at the last second. The flames appear no hotter than an ordinary blaze, yet this blaze is supposed to represent the temperature of the air rising over a few seconds until reaching the superhot temperatures required to create this explosion. This extreme rise in temperature does not suddenly kill everyone around him due to radiant heat. The explosion goes off with a small pop, and is shown slightly expanding the force field as it appears to buckle, while a real supernova, going off within the atmosphere, on the surface of the planet, would have already obliterated the planet. The effect stops, leaving a charred ground within the area of the blaze, without showing any physical effect outside the confines of the force field, without creating deadly radiation, and without burrowing through the Earth's crust or igniting the rest of the atmosphere. The Earth is still fine, the ground is scorched at the surface, the metal suit Doctor Doom wears only appears hot, but is not hot enough to burn through his body, and underneath the suit his body is somewhat burnt but he still survives intact. Because a '''nuclear fusion reaction''' going off at close range is not that hot. It looks like this was never a real supernova in the first place, but a flamey explosion effect that happened to be called a supernova.

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* In ''Film/FantasticFour'', ''Film/FantasticFour2005'', Johnny Storm's power is to make himself hotter while being immune to the effects of his own heat. Reed Richards speculates he could make himself hot enough to make the air molecules around him "go supernova"; it turns out Reed's theory is correct as Johnny makes himself hot enough to create a supernova to incapacitate Doctor Doom. The term supernova implies an immediately unstoppable explosion on an astronomical scale, of massively high temperatures. Johnny raises the temperature by creating a fiery tornado limited to a twenty foot wide area. The Invisible Woman waits a few seconds to begin containing this blaze by surrounding it with her force field, not encasing it in a sphere, but leaving the top and bottom ends open as the force field slowly goes up to follow the rising flames, and then contains it at the last second. The flames appear no hotter than an ordinary blaze, yet this blaze is supposed to represent the temperature of the air rising over a few seconds until reaching the superhot temperatures required to create this explosion. This extreme rise in temperature does not suddenly kill everyone around him due to radiant heat. The explosion goes off with a small pop, and is shown slightly expanding the force field as it appears to buckle, while a real supernova, going off within the atmosphere, on the surface of the planet, would have already obliterated the planet. The effect stops, leaving a charred ground within the area of the blaze, without showing any physical effect outside the confines of the force field, without creating deadly radiation, and without burrowing through the Earth's crust or igniting the rest of the atmosphere. The Earth is still fine, the ground is scorched at the surface, the metal suit Doctor Doom wears only appears hot, but is not hot enough to burn through his body, and underneath the suit his body is somewhat burnt but he still survives intact. Because a '''nuclear fusion reaction''' going off at close range is not that hot. It looks like this was never a real supernova in the first place, but a flamey explosion effect that happened to be called a supernova.
4th Feb '16 9:27:12 AM Pinokio
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* ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'': Planets are created and destroyed, not that far from the Earth's orbit, without disrupting the orbit of the Earth, and the orbit of other bodies in the solar system, and without causing global flooding on the Earth or causing any debris to hit the Earth.




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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': A ship, said to be a quarter of the size of the Earth's moon, is destroyed not too far from the Earth's atmosphere, without sending debris crashing into the planet or disrupting the tides.
26th Jan '16 11:41:20 AM Eon-the-Dragon
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* Subverted in Webcomic/OnePunchMan, as Saitama manages to destroy the meteor threatening to destroy the city... but doesn't destroy any of the meteorites coming from the broken pieces, completely decimating several cities.
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