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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 05:34 AM

Astronomers spot evidence of volcanically active exomoon

Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Scientists may have found a volcanically active moon outside our solar system.

Hints of the moon's presence were discovered hiding in the WASP-49 solar system. Astronomers likened the moon to Io, the most volcanically active body in our solar system.

They also likened the moon to a satellite from Star Wars, the planet Mustafar, where Darth Vader's castle is located.

"It would be a dangerous volcanic world with a molten surface of lava, a lunar version of close-in Super Earths like 55 Cancri-e, a place where Jedis go to die, perilously familiar to Anakin Skywalker," Apurva Oza, postdoctoral fellow at the Physics Insitute of the University of Bern in Switzerland, said in a news release.

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/08/29/Astronomers-spot-evidence-of-volcanically-active-exomoon/3071567100872/

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TexasTowelie Aug 2019 OP
getting old in mke Aug 2019 #1

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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:13 PM

1. And Star Wars stops being a movie franchise

and is acknowledged as the deeply embedded cultural mythos it has become.

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