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14 September 2006 @ 06:59 am
You know it'll have an erratic orbit, too.  
Couldn't happen to a more deserving goddess. The object that caused the whole debate leading to Pluto's demotion from planetary status has officially been named, and it couldn't be more fitting.
Current Mood: amused
Pete: Smartass Petegreendalek on September 14th, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC)
I guess I'm old-fashioned...
I would have preferred the planet stayed "Xena," like back in the old days. I mean, c'mon, spirit of Lawlessness?
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on September 14th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
Re: I guess I'm old-fashioned...
The dwarf planet's moon would have been perfect for that. I guess astronomers are trying to stay away from setting bad puns into stone. I mean, they've never quite gotten beyond the jokes surrounding Uranus.
ravenskye8: I'm the baby...ravenskye8 on September 14th, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
It's cute... it fits...

I like it...

Ace Lightning: rocketacelightning on September 14th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
it does have an erratic orbit - highly elliptical (it's out near aphelion now, way out there in the Kuiper Belt), and also at an extreme angle to the plane of the ecliptic. from the diagrams, it almost looks as if it's trying very hard not to behave like the rest of the planets (regular or dwarf) in the solar system.