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2010: Odyssey Two is the sequel to Arthur C Clarke's book 2001: A Space Odyssey, and details a follow-up visit to the monolith around Jupiter. It was filmed and released as 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

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Were they able to stop the Discovery from spinning on the wrong axis?

I’m currently reading 2010: Odyssey Two and I’m not quite sure if the other crew was able to stop the Discovery from spinning on its vertical axis. If so, how did they do this? I must have missed ...
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2010 Odyssey 2 monolith location

In 2010 Odyssey 2, is the monolith freely orbiting Jupiter along with Discovery? And not embedded in a jovian moon? (I am completely aware of the discrepancies between 2001 and 2010)
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Why is Mimas orbiting Jupiter in In 2010: Odyssey 2?

But why is Saturn's moon Mimas a moon of Jupiter in the book? "Leonov hurtled past the orbits of Io and tiny Mimas" I know Saturn was in the original 2001 and not Jupiter, but was this ...
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What happens to Jupiter's moons at the end of "2010: The Year We Make Contact"?

I know that Jupiter becomes a second sun and that Europa develops a complex biosphere, but what happens to all the other 60+ moons? David Bowman's "All these worlds are yours except Europa" message ...
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Is this a reference to the film Alien in the novel 2010 Odyssey Two?

I recently reread the novel 2010 Odyssey Two by Arthur C Clarke for the first time since my teens (20 plus years if you are interested) and noticed this passage "Max" he said, in a tone of deadly ...
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Why is there gravity in the pod bay on Discovery One in 2001 and 2010 movies?

In both movies, 2001 and 2010, we see people walking in the pod hangar bay aboard the Discovery One. The only part of the ship that has artificial gravity is the centrifuge wheel, so how can people ...
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What kind of star does Jupiter become?

In 2010: Odyssey Two Jupiter is turned into a star, but what kind of star is it turning into?
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Why does TMA-2 act when it does?

The monolith orbiting Jupiter could presumably have imploded the planet into a star at any time in the last three million years. Why did it wait until the Alexi Leonov was in imminent danger to start ...
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Why didn't Jupiter becoming a star kill everyone on earth and cause all kinds of problems for the solar system?

In 2010: The Year We Make Contact, the climax of the film is quite bizarre. Jupiter's mass is replaced by billions of black monoliths, eventually collapsing in on itself and becoming a star. ...
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Why is the Discovery spinning end-over-end in 2010?

In 2010: Odyssey Two, the Russian spacecraft Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov finds the derelict spacecraft Discovery rotating around its pitch axis (end-over-end). In the book, I believe this is explained as ...
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Why was Jupiter destroyed in "2010: A Space Odyssey" if "A Meeting with Medusa" was a prequel to 2010?

In the introduction to "A Meeting with Medusa", it is mentioned that this is a prequel for "2010: A Space Odyssey". If so, why was the life on Jupiter not mentioned in 2010? Also, if there was ...
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Why the inconsistency between 2001 and 2010, the two odysseys of Clarke? [duplicate]

I started to read 2010 and I don't understand why some of the facts of 2001 are different from what the characters say in 2010. For example: The most obvious one, Discovery One travels to Saturn in ...
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What's in the crater on Europa in "2010: The Year We Make Contact"?

In the film, the Russians send an unmanned probe into a crater on Europa, but before we get to see what's in it, the probe is blasted off into space, probably by whatever is in the crater. What the ...
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