Game night. Scattergories. Category? A place. Sub category? "Not On The Planet Earth." The letter "M" is what must be used.
One of the answers? "Mars Rover Orbit."
Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooo. I don't think so.
The debate went far and wide. The person using "Mars Rover Orbit" as an answer was working the best argument possible for his case. But no one else was on board his train, including a designated judge whose decision was final. Still, he argued.
And what it came down to was the fact that an orbit isn't a place. It's a course, a path, a route.
Still, the player protested.
The (eventual) final reasoning for it not being a place was this: An orbit can be a place. But that place is in space. And "space" doesn't start with an "M."
"Mars Rover Orbit" disqualified.