Saturday, July 30, 2005

And another one...

And just after last night's announcement of the discovery of a small icy rock in the outer solar system, we have news of a much larger, icy rock. It's much larger, twice as far away, and in a highly inclined (44 degree!) orbit which suggests it has had a nasty close encounter with Neptune at some stage in the past. Far more worthy of the title of "tenth planet" than Sedna.


We don't need anymore planets. This is just astronomers drumming up popular support for larger budgets ;-)

Posted by Daniel : 8/01/2005 07:46:00 AM

...and the outer limits of this eleventh planet's is so far out it almost approaches the limits of Winston Peter's ego!

Posted by Icehawk : 8/02/2005 09:28:00 AM

Winston's ego has limits????!!

Posted by Weekend_Viking : 8/02/2005 12:01:00 PM