Where Is It?

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  1. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    In any of the TF fiction did it ever establish where Cybertron is?

    Like what star does it orbit? Is it in another Galaxy? Is it in ours?
     
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    its in the outer rim of the milky way as far as i know, but i do not believe it orbits a star
     
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    Early Early Marvel Bible stuff (Much of which bleeds into the other early G1'ness) States that it's a rogue planet that drifts through space not as part of a normal orbital system.

    Which makes the moons hard to explain, but which does make the energy crisis seem very plausible.

    D/L
     
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    Usually, it's within our galaxy. In Marvel, it formerly orbited Alpha Centauri before being shaken loose. In Dreamwave, it didn't get shaken loose and was still there. In the Beast Era, it was orbting an unnamed star. In IDW, it orbits Lambda Scorpii. In Animated, it orbits a fictional star named Hadeen. Pretty much everything else hasn't touched on it.

    The exception is the G1 cartoon, in which it was never seen orbiting anything, but it was consistently stated and presented in the early part of the first season to exist OUTSIDE our galaxy. It got teleported into our solar system in "The Ultimate Doom", but it later went on to drift out of it... before getting brought back in again in "The Rebirth".
     
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    Yep, Alpha Centauri. Which, for the astronomically-challenged, is the second-closest star to Earth's sun. This actually made it halfway-plausible that Cybertron might pass through our solar system's asteroid belt after being shaken loose from its orbit.
     
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    I always liked to pretend that it wasn't too far away from Gallifrey or where Krypton used to be. (I know it's Marvel, but it just made it a bit more exciting)
     
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    Oddly enough, Alpha Centauri usually refers to a grouping of three stars, as they appear as a single star in the night sky to the naked eye. This grouping includes Proxima Centauri, the closest star to earth, and Alpha (the greek letter) Centauri A & B, which are presumably the stars Cybertron orbits. The three most likely have gravitational effects on eachother, such that they can all be classified under a single grouping. However, A & B are closer to eachother than Proxima, and act as a binary star system, which I don't think has ever been reflected in the fiction.
     
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    As demonstrated in this graphic:

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    And here is a comparison between the Centauri stars to ours:

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    I always liked it being in the Centauri system. I like the idea that they are pretty close to us, relatively speaking.
    It also made the quick space travel between Earth and Cybertron seen more plausible.
     
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    Wow, I never knew that. Learn something new everyday. Thanks guys
     
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    Well...

    Now you know!...
     
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    Cybertron Landmine said it was like galaxies away, which would explain why Vecotr had to use his teleporting powers to send Landmine to Earth.
     
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    I always liked to think that Cybertron's parent star was a pulsar, Just gives the TF's a little more resilience to Me.
     
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    a pulsar would be cool but, wouldnt it be very dark and cold then ´?? Also arent pulsars dying stars ??
     
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    Going by the cartoon, I'd think it is just outside our solar system after Megatron brought it to Earth & it got knocked out of orbit. This makes it easy to believe that shuttles/jets can make the journey.
     
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    It does make sense that it would have gotten stuck in orbit of our sun after being blown away from Earth at the end of Ultimate Doom.
     
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    Close.

    A Pulsar is the remains of a Supermassive Star going hypernova, Basically an atomic nucleus with 1057 particles of mass, Actually, It's very much the opposite, It is very bright and very hot, Like Gamma Ray level light and heat.
     

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