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17th Sep '16 7:44:31 AM ErikModi
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10th Sep '16 4:03:48 PM GothicNarcissus
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** The name is technically correct, though: before the Copernican Revolution, the term "planet" was applied loosely to ''anything'' that was bright and moved through the sky compared to the "fixed stars"; thus, the Sun and the Moon were "planets" too (while the Earth obviously wasn't). Even then, the term "planet" was still somewhat vague (Jupiter's moon were initially "planets" upon discovery; the major Main Belt asteroids were planets), and even today there's still no consensus over it (Pluto, anyone?). Basically, any pre-Copernican artifact, text or tradition, such as Ancient Egypt artifacts, calling the Sun and the Moon planets is thus justified.
8th Jul '16 1:52:35 PM Willbyr
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** This error also crops up in ''TheFiveStarStories'', with many characters referring to the eponymous stars as a constellation despite living on planets orbiting them. They may just be talking poetically, though.

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** This error also crops up in ''TheFiveStarStories'', ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'', with many characters referring to the eponymous stars as a constellation despite living on planets orbiting them. They may just be talking poetically, though.
14th Jun '16 1:46:18 AM Doug86
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* In the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Galaxy's Child'', [[TheEngineer Geordi LaForge]] mentions ''everything'' in the Universe vibrates in a 21 cm. radiation band. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_line Hydrogen gas when forming single atoms]] is with great difference the main source of those (radio) emissions, and ''not'' everything in the Universe does that[[note]]The cosmic microwave background, to begin with[[/note]].

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* In the ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Galaxy's Child'', [[TheEngineer Geordi LaForge]] mentions ''everything'' in the Universe vibrates in a 21 cm. radiation band. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_line Hydrogen gas when forming single atoms]] is with great difference the main source of those (radio) emissions, and ''not'' everything in the Universe does that[[note]]The cosmic microwave background, to begin with[[/note]].
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.

[[AC: Mangled Celestial Motion - Relative Planetary and stellar placement]]

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!!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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Celestial Motion - -- Relative Planetary and stellar placement]]




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[[AC:Mangled Celestial Motion - Constellations Are Constant]]

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[[AC:Mangled Astrophysics - Nova]]

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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[[AC:Telescopes 101]]

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[[AC: Destroying Killer Space Objects in Earth Orbit Is Perfectly Safe]]

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[[AC: Light pollution does not exist]]

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[[AC: Orbital mechanics do not work that way]]

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9th Mar '16 1:41:28 PM justanid
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