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What would be the gravitational properties of Asteroid B-612?
January 5, 2014 10:54 AM   Subscribe

What would be the density of Asteroid B-612? (That's the home of the Little Prince. [full text]) Randall Munroe describes life there.

BTW, Mars' moon Phobos is only seven miles in diameter and not especially dense, giving it miniscule gravity. I have always regarded this as a significant flaw in the game Doom.
posted by JHarris (4 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
For programmers, here's a Gamasutra article on the gravity in Super Mario Galaxy.
posted by JHarris at 10:56 AM on January 5 [2 favorites]


Well, I just figured out the reason for the name of the B612 Foundation, which is raising money to build and fly an Earth-crossing asteroid detection satellite.
posted by Sunburnt at 12:45 PM on January 5


Favorited for the final image of Le Petit Prince not fakin' the funk on a nasty dunk.
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:24 AM on January 6


He should be careful, jamming too hard on that hoop could cause its flex to propel him into deep space.
posted by JHarris at 11:04 AM on January 6 [1 favorite]


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