Planets are like buses..

You wait around for ages.. and then two turn up at the same time.. The slightly larger onemore here – found by the NASA-funded team snatched the headline from the slightly smaller onewhich has a moon. Although they should probably start referring to orbiting bodies like this in a more accurate way.. Large Kuiper Belt Objects Found? or.. Large Trans-Neptunian Objects Found? Not quite as sexy a headline, is it? Now.. what’s the status of that other planet?.. Update Despite the reported preference for naming the new planet ‘Xena’ *sheesh* according to the updated website of the scientists who discovered it [scroll down], until confirmed, they are obligated to keep the suggested name to themselves.

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17 thoughts on “Planets are like buses..

  1. Helps to keep in perspective how tiny our little homeland is, compared to the vast expanses of the universe. We are still, of course, the must important part of our solar system. 😉

  2. Can we not name one of these planets after an Irish god instead of a Roman one? May I suggest the sun god Lugh?

    That way, far off into the future, when astronauts have to inform Nasa of their coordinates, they’ll have to tell them they’re going to to the Lugh.;)

  3. Can we not name one of these planets after an Irish god instead of a Roman one? May I suggest the sun god Lugh?

    That way, far off into the future, when astronauts have to inform Nasa of their coordinates, they’ll have to tell them they’re going to to the Lugh.;)

  4. Can we not name one of these planets after an Irish god instead of a Roman one? May I suggest the sun god Lugh?

    That way, far off into the future, when astronauts have to inform Nasa of their coordinates, they’ll have to tell them they’re going to to the Lugh.;)

  5. Can we not name one of these planets after an Irish god instead of a Roman one? May I suggest the sun god Lugh?

    That way, far off into the future, when astronauts have to inform Nasa of their coordinates, they’ll have to tell them they’re going to to the Lugh.;)

  6. I wonder if the entire population of the 6 counties was transported to another planet would the divisions continue up/out/down there—would be an interesting experiment

  7. 6countryprod said:
    We are still, of course, the must important part of our solar system

    Sounds like MIPE-ry to me. Most Important Planet Ever.

    Night folks – sorry for the bad joke. I can’t find a synonym for ‘important’ starting with the letter ‘O’.

  8. Pete
    “You mean you don’t already have one, maca???”

    Couldn’t afford it, insurance for the under-30’s is a rip-off.

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