That's no moon


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/12/thats-no-moon.html


How do you know the Earth isn't flat?
#2

I have the obligatory very bad feeling about this.


#3

That’s no space station, that’s a moon!


#4

Well if it’s not a moon,
WHYAREWESTILLHEADINGTOWARDSIT!!??


#5

shuffles through some paperwork…

Ah, here is the receipt for the moon camouflage paint job for this, the third fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!


#6

Named after the icy moon’s discoverer, astronomer William Herschel, the crater stretches 86 miles (139 kilometers) wide – almost one-third of the diameter of Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers) itself…

Is it me? How do you get “Mimas” out of “William Herschel?”


#7

(I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic)

The crater is named after him, but i thought the same too


#8

What about the Bothans? Won’t someone think of the Bothans?


#9

That’s the Universe for you, always prizing fan service over innovations in the narrative.


#10

Do Disney’s lawyers know about this?


#11

Bad grammar; it will make you look EVERY TIME! :wink:


#12

This is not the Death Star you’re looking for.


#13

Nothing to see here. I’m heading back to Alderaan. See you soon!


#14

Wow, that’s just as funny today as it was in the early '80s. No, wait. It isn’t.


#15

Mimas is a son of Gaia in Greek mythology. The crater is named Herschel.


#16

Maybe SW took place in the past and this is what is left of the Death Star.


#17

Deaf Star?


#18

What…?


#19

he said…:mega:
#DEAF STAR


#20

What?
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