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The Bellinghman
Date: 2005-07-01 17:36
Subject: Boggling science headline of the day
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Apparently, the rings of Saturn have their own atmosphere.

And you thought only spherical bodies had atmospheres.
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ewx
User: ewx
Date: 2005-07-01 17:54 (UTC)
Subject: only spherical bodies
The Integral Trees. Or even Ringworld, though constructs probably don't count.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2005-07-01 18:21 (UTC)
Subject: Re: only spherical bodies
I did indeed think of Trees. I'd always considered it as one of those wildly wacky ideas that Niven sometimes comes up with while not himself actually really believing in the possibility.
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