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19th Apr '18 9:30:32 PM nombretomado
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* Several episodes of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS had asteroids with normal Earth gravity and a breathable atmosphere.

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* Several episodes of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' TOS had asteroids with normal Earth gravity and a breathable atmosphere.
16th Apr '18 7:37:04 PM MeisterBland
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* ''VideoGame/{{Germination}}'' Both the campaign and endless mode take place on a planet the size of a large yard.
17th Feb '18 2:11:14 AM nombretomado
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12th Nov '17 8:47:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* King Kai's planet in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Despite being maybe fifty feet in diameter, it strangely has ten times earth's gravity. Based on King Kai's vague explanation, it apparently has the same mass as Earth, heavily compressed. This should technically make it a neutron star, but then, nobody ever accused ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' of realism. Even if they did, it's ''still'' the self-built home of a PhysicalGod, and ''still'' set up in a corner of the afterlife, so it might as well be decorated with "AWizardDidIt" in 50-foot-high neon any way the audience looks at it.
** A non-canonical movie gave a different explanation for why the gravity is so strong: King Kai's planet serves as a prison for an extremely powerful space pirate named Bojack. When it's blown up after the Cell Games, Bojack is set free. [[VoodooShark This manages to make even less sense than the canonical explanation]].
** ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' explains that King Kai's planet was once larger, possibly realistically so, until Beerus destroyed most of it in retaliation for [[DisproportionateRetribution losing a game of Hide and Seek]]. This doesn't explain how it continues to be a planet now, of course.

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* King Kai's planet in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Despite being maybe fifty feet in diameter, it strangely has ten times earth's gravity. Based on King Kai's vague explanation, it apparently has the same mass as Earth, heavily compressed. This should technically make it a neutron star, but then, nobody ever accused ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' of realism. Even if they did, it's ''still'' the self-built home of a PhysicalGod, and ''still'' set up in a corner of the afterlife, so it might as well be decorated with "AWizardDidIt" in 50-foot-high neon any way the audience looks at it.
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it. A non-canonical movie gave a different explanation for why the gravity is so strong: King Kai's planet serves as a prison for an extremely powerful space pirate named Bojack. When it's blown up after the Cell Games, Bojack is set free. [[VoodooShark This manages to make even less sense than the canonical explanation]].
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explanation]]. ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'' explains that King Kai's planet was once larger, possibly realistically so, until Beerus destroyed most of it in retaliation for [[DisproportionateRetribution losing a game of Hide and Seek]]. This doesn't explain how it continues to be a planet now, of course.



* In ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'', Punpun dreams up a small meteor that fits the bill, which he names Punpunia. It's really only big enough for his house, family, and a few stray animals.

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* In ''Manga/OyasumiPunpun'', ''Manga/GoodnightPunpun'', Punpun dreams up a small meteor that fits the bill, which he names Punpunia. It's really only big enough for his house, family, and a few stray animals.



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* Album cover art: The miniature planet on [[http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Q9r15QRrpK3jTkp4GdXp9Q the cover]] of ''Fragile'' by Music/{{Yes}}. (On the back cover, the planet breaks up and the population escape in a wooden space glider. This later inspired Jon Anderson's solo album ''Olias of Sunhillow''.)

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Album cover art: The miniature planet on [[http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Q9r15QRrpK3jTkp4GdXp9Q the cover]] of ''Fragile'' by Music/{{Yes}}. (On the back cover, the planet breaks up and the population escape in a wooden space glider. This later inspired Jon Anderson's solo album ''Olias of Sunhillow''.)



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* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' not only has baby planets; it has ''baby galaxies''. As in, galaxies that're not much bigger than a large [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paddock paddock.]] And with several galaxies you can look off into the distance and see a single planet bigger than the entire galaxy.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
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''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' not only has baby planets; it has ''baby galaxies''. As in, galaxies that're not much bigger than a large [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/paddock paddock.]] And with several galaxies you can look off into the distance and see a single planet bigger than the entire galaxy.



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** In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Rouge has a large stage called Mad Space, which features tiny planetoids similar to those later seen in the ''Super Mario Galaxy'' series. They pull Rouge into their gravitational field if she jump or glides too close. One of them is cylindrical in shape.



* Spacebuild maps for ''Videogame/GarrysMod'' have very small planets generally no bigger than about the size of a football field, though largely due to the [[GameEngine Source engine's]] max map size capping out under 1 kilometer^3.
* ''[[http://www.colibrigames.com/ The Tiny Bang Story.]]''

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* Spacebuild maps for ''Videogame/GarrysMod'' ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' have very small planets generally no bigger than about the size of a football field, though largely due to the [[GameEngine Source engine's]] max map size capping out under 1 kilometer^3.
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* In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', Rouge has a large stage called Mad Space, which features tiny planetoids similar to those later seen in the ''Super Mario Galaxy'' series. They pull Rouge into their gravitational field if she jump or glides too close. One of them is cylindrical in shape.



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8th Oct '17 7:36:02 PM PaulA
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* Justified in Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/KnownSpace Protector]]'' due to use of gravity generators, etc.

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* Justified in Creator/LarryNiven's ''[[Literature/KnownSpace Protector]]'' ''Literature/{{Protector}}'' due to use of gravity generators, etc.
13th Sep '17 9:42:15 PM navigatr85
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An inhabitable planet that is far smaller than astronomically possible, often less than a few functional miles in diameter. As a general rule, a Baby Planet is small enough that you can see its curvature even on the surface. In RealLife, a body this small would be called an asteroid or be a natural satellite orbiting a planet, and would usually be incapable of supporting an atmosphere (or rather, an atmosphere with enough pressure and warmth to support life), and would probably not even be spherical, but in fiction, these often sport [[AllPlanetsAreEarthLike an entire ecosystem]] awkwardly compressed into the minute available space.

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An inhabitable planet that is far smaller than astronomically possible, often less than a few functional miles in diameter. As a general rule, a Baby Planet is small enough that you can see its curvature even on the surface. In RealLife, a body this small would be called an asteroid or be a natural satellite orbiting a planet, and would usually be incapable of supporting an atmosphere (or rather, an atmosphere with enough pressure and warmth to support life), and would probably not even be spherical, but spherical. But in fiction, these often sport [[AllPlanetsAreEarthLike an entire ecosystem]] awkwardly compressed into the minute available space.
20th Aug '17 6:02:40 PM Mysteriousguy898
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** And don't forget the [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Lumas]], who transform into these miniature planets and galaxies when they mature, making them ''literally'' baby planets.
19th Aug '17 2:03:11 PM Nightsky
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* "Asteroid B-612" from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' may be the TropeCodifier, if not the {{Trope Maker|s}}. It's house-sized, which makes it ''bigger'' than most neighboring planets. And he [[WunzaPlot keeps encountering new stuff on it]] every day, including baobab trees.

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* "Asteroid B-612" from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' may be the TropeCodifier, if not the {{Trope Maker|s}}. It's house-sized, which makes it ''bigger'' than most neighboring planets. And he [[WunzaPlot keeps encountering new stuff on it]] it every day, including baobab trees.
26th Dec '16 8:30:41 PM PaulA
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* Mongo's moons in ''Film/FlashGordon''. The ones we see aren't round, Arboria is bowl-shaped with everything on "top" of it and the Hawk Men live in a flying fortress.

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* Mongo's moons in ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. The ones we see aren't round, Arboria is bowl-shaped with everything on "top" of it and the Hawk Men live in a flying fortress.
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