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Ep. 16, Page 68
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Comic 1033 - Ep. 16, Page 68

24th May 2012, 7:51 AM in Episode 16 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 24th May 2012, 7:51 AM edit delete
The star Fomalhaut, just 25 light years away, prrrrobably has a planet or two around it, shepherding a suspiciously sharp debris disc:

Typically we can only spot hot, Jupiter-sized gas giants, but large planets would probably tear the dust belt apart entirely rather than sculpting it as it appears, so the latest thinking is that these are in fact some of the tiniest, coolest exoplanets yet discovered: between Mars and several times Earth's mass.


cattservant 24th May 2012, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
Fourth rib? Not low enough to be any fun!
smbhax 24th May 2012, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
Oh well this guy probably doesn't have that much imagination or anatomical knowledge anyway. ;)
cattservant 24th May 2012, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Beautiful images! Do stellar systems dream of circulating sheep...