[meteorite-list] Trojan Asteroid Patroclus: Comet in Disguise?

From: MexicoDoug_at_aol.com <MexicoDoug_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Feb 2 02:48:24 2006
Message-ID: <2bf.44abfb0.31131339_at_aol.com>

Hola Sterling!, List!

Nice to see you back posting some whimsically plausible astronomy again, so
as to prevent some of us (one of us?) from getting stir crazy. If I were a
developer eyeing the Patroclus system, I would go all out for the awe inspiration
and shameless marketing,,

How about adding some "vision" to your plan? Instead of a mere ten degree
single "moon" standard Missouri position, I propose we put the hotel instead at
the metastable center of gravity of the two body system. Now you get to be in
the middle of two irregular shaped planetoids, both tumbling around you
FILLING 20 DEGREES OF ARC EACH, for double the pleasure. That would be forty full
moons in apparent diameter a piece, under continuoius view.

Promo: Your glass house awaits you! Be naughty and indulge your seetheart
this Valentine's Day. Wedge yourselves in between two of the solar system's
most beautiful heavenly bodies and experience celestial harmony like in no other
place. Rich? Think the world revolves around you? Think again! Be the
first on your block with bragging rights of a loving evening with two worlds
revolving around you, in muted and flickering solar light. Your worlds even come
in his and hers versions...

FINE PRINT FOT THE CHESS CLUB: two for one geek-special during excessive
black out dates where an eclipse can be a exciting as watching the Sun go behind
floating mountains...free guided tour by Oriental Robotics programmed with
sweet feminine voices to describe the simplicity of the Newtonian Compensating
propulsion system...off the shelf piezo elements detect acceleration above the
threshold setting and manipulate the reflective properties of the glass hotel
hull utilizing the energy of the photons to maintain equilibrium. Extra charge
to watch one of the Xenon ionic thrusters smoothly stabilize the hotels
position for one of the rare ocassions when the major axis of one of the bodies
aligns with the hotel's radial vector for a breathtaking view, and perturbs by
resonance the hotel beyond the corrective capabilities of the reflective
propulsion system...

Saludos, Doug

En un mensaje con fecha 02/02/2006 12:08:52 AM Mexico Standard Time,
sterling_k_webb_at_sbcglobal.net escribe:

<< Unlike our puny Full Moon, which fills only
 1/2 degree of the sky, the other binary would
 appear to loom in the sky spanning 10.67
 degrees! 21 times the diameter of a Full Moon!
     Here is obviously the place to build the
 Honeymoon Hotel of the Future. Come to
 Patroclus! (Can't we do something about
 that name?)
Received on Thu 02 Feb 2006 02:48:09 AM PST

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