August 19, 2006
News that the solar system has grown three extra planets (Ceres, Charon and 2003 UB313) is surely welcome - it's always nice to have a new extension or three built on the old place for a bit more room: a new workshop, a den, maybe some extra storage space. On the other hand, you might think it's a long way up to the attic, but try getting to Charon and back in time for dinner carrying three boxes of old photos, then remembering you left your keys up there.
One issue we have with the new planets is that no-one is seriously proposing the name "Rupert" for planetoid 2003 UB313. Personally, I think this is a grave affront to the memory of Douglas Adams, and needs to be redressed by the object's co-discoverer, M E Brown, as soon as possible. Act soon, Dr Brown! The gerbulons expect!
Posted by daen at August 19, 2006 12:33 PM
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