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2nd Dec '16 1:00:26 PM lucy24
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** [[JustifiedTrope Though, to be sure, it's a trope in the series that "all things are connected", and indeed, one character in ''AWrinkleInTime'' is herself a former star who blew herself up to fight the cosmic enemy.]]

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** [[JustifiedTrope Though, to be sure, sure]], it's a trope in the series that "all things are connected", and indeed, one character in ''AWrinkleInTime'' ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'' is herself a former star who blew herself up to fight the cosmic enemy.]]
2nd Dec '16 12:56:00 PM lucy24
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* A minor plot point in one Marcia Muller mystery involves two characters knowing that the next high tide will come 24 hours after the current high tide.
* Many writers donít understand that the phase of the moon is directly linked to the time of its rising and setting:
** A scene in Olivia Manningís ''Levant Trilogy'' has the main character watching a moonrise in the late afternoon. It is described as a new moon.
** In the 1892 novel ''Mona [=McLean=], Medical Student'' (which is essentially ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin), a full moon is in the sky at the same time as the sun.
27th Nov '16 4:11:14 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* While it may have simply been caused by a "0" that got lost while writing the book[[note]]In the previous edition, it was ten times (or more) further away[[/note]], in the ''ForgottenRealms'' Player's Handbook for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons 3.5'' is stated that Selûne, the Abeir-Toril's moon, orbits at just 20,000 miles of the planet (for comparison purposes, this is less than 1/15th of the mean distance between the Moon and the Earth). The effects of having a large moon (it's stated to be similar in size to the Moon) so close such as ''very'' powerful tides and tidal-caused earthquakes are not addressed at all.
8th Oct '16 2:25:43 PM Rigel88
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* In ''Series/Neverland'', a certain character points out that the constellation Orion is in a different position in the sky as opposed to Earth, due to Earth being situated in a different galaxy.

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* In ''Series/Neverland'', ''Series/{{Neverland}}'', a certain character points out that the constellation Orion is in a different position in the sky as opposed to Earth, due to Earth being situated in a different galaxy.
8th Oct '16 2:18:33 PM Rigel88
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8th Oct '16 2:16:32 PM Rigel88
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* In ''Series/ChildhoodsEnd'', the glyphs the Overlords use to communicate amongst themselves are in the shapes of constellations as seen from Earth's sky. If this system of writing had really been invented by the Overlords, they would most likely have used the shapes of constellations from their own homeworld's sky.
* In ''Series/Neverland'', a certain character points out that the constellation Orion is in a different position in the sky as opposed to Earth, due to Earth being situated in a different galaxy.
17th Sep '16 7:44:31 AM ErikModi
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* ObliviousAstronomers
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]].
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