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Makemake, one of the solar system’s five dwarf planets, has been found to have no atmosphere. The tiny ball of rock is just two-thirds the size of Pluto and orbits even farther out in the Kuiper Belt. Scientists had posited the dwarf planet, named for the creator god in Easter Island mythology, would possess an atmosphere, …

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Alien

Let me be the first to say that it's a space station

A) high albedo--indicating reflective surface

B) But reflective surface is not ice

C) It must therefore be metal!!!!!

Obviously, it's a space fortress intended to keep us primate inmates in our place!!!

Alternatively, Lilo and Stitch was right, and we are some kind of galactic nature preserve, and the space fortress is to keep the poachers out!

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Re: Let me be the first to say that it's a space station

It's the home of our Pak Protector, of course.

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Coat

Re: Let me be the first to say that it's a space station

But wouldn't the star have showed through the hole in the middle if it were Brennan's base?

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Coat

Makemake lacks atmosphere?

So it's like a sort of permanent, cosmic X-factor final then?

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Russ Abbott is not happy

Obviously

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Occulted?

No Occluded?

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Anonymous Coward

"outer reaches of the solar ice can evaporate"

Thanks for wasting my time trying to understand your incorrectly-formed sentences.

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Happy

Didja hear about the new restaurant on Makemake?

Food's good, but it's got no atmosphere

Badum-tish

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