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Imagery from the movie "Jupiter Ascending"
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:28am
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  • CorrectionEx-News Junkie, Sun Oct 29 8:24am
    200,000 km is 2.3-times the diameter of a geosynchronous orbit around Earth, and nowhere near the size of the Moon's orbit. My bad! This size starship is actually in about the same ball park as many... more
    • Imagery from the movie "Jupiter Ascending" — Ex-News Junkie, Sun Oct 29 8:28am
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