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    Lonely planet PSO J318.5-22 found drifting, apparently without goals, ambitions

    The loneliest planet: Riddle of world found floating through space without a star

    • Floating planet PSO J318.5-22found by Hawaii's Institute of Astronomy
    • The planet is 80 light years from Earth and formed 12 million years ago
    • It is similar to other gas-giant planets found orbiting about young stars
    • Yet, PSO J815.5-22 does not have a host star and is 'drifting on its own'

    the story, with pictures, map, sidebars, at Daily Mail

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    The Gen-X of planets. Slacker!

    (Ok that's what they used to say about us Xers anyway).

    Also sounds a lot like my teenage son. Whom I always tell he was born 20 years too late.

    Neat story!
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

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    Let's don't invite it dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Let's don't invite it dinner.


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    It'll ask if it can "just crash for a night" on your couch, then still be there three weeks later.
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

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    Poor little planet...

    Maybe he is not a slacker, really...

    Just has his "head in the clouds"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IHAVENOCLUE View Post
    Poor little planet...

    Maybe he is not a slacker, really...

    Just has his "head in the clouds"?

    He is a bit spacey. Thinks he's a rock star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHAVENOCLUE View Post
    Poor little planet...

    Maybe he is not a slacker, really...

    Just has his "head in the clouds"?

    My in laws tell me they used to say this about my husband. Husband confessed he was just lazy, and enjoyed the free ride on his parents' dime, and they were just trying to make themselves feel better.

    Still, he's doing okay these days. So maybe there is hope for my son. And this planet. Someday he'll maybe join a star, become just another rock in a solar rat race, man.

    Meantime he'll just be chilling, eating all our snacks and not paying rent.
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrackerSam View Post
    He is a bit spacey. Thinks he's a rock star.
    Maybe his goal is to work at Planet Hollywood?

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    Well, at least the poor thing has a soundtrack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Well, at least the poor thing has a soundtrack.
    New York Dolls - Lonely Planet Boy - YouTube
    I wonder if "Fly Me To The Moon" is on that soundtrack, too?

    "Fly me to the moon... Let me play among the stars...

    Let me know what spring is like... On Jupiter and Mars..."

    :Banane57:
    Last edited by IHAVENOCLUE; 10-11-2013 at 09:17 PM. Reason: Typo...

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    I hope he doesn't hang with the wrong "element"....

    and doesn't run in dangerous circles and "rotations"...

    If he does... His problems could be of "astronomical" proportions!
    Last edited by IHAVENOCLUE; 10-11-2013 at 09:26 PM. Reason: Added a very important thought...

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    Reminds me of an exchange from the classic road movie "Two-lane Blacktop" starring James Taylor (yes, the singer) and Warren Oates:

    Q: So where are you from?
    A: Just passing through.

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