August 01, 2005

NASA finds new planet further than Pluto, can I name it?

NASA announced that they found a new planet today. It's supposed to be bigger than Pluto and three times as far from the sun. What's more impressive is that it hasn't been named yet. Recommendations have been submitted to the International Astronomical Union. The nerds will probably pick Ceres. If they're cool they'll pick Bacchus. This is assuming they stick to the traditional Roman god names like Mars, Neptune, Saturn, etc. I'm hoping for a really kick-ass name like Minerva or Diana. Go Wonder Woman!

more at NASA.

New planet found by NASA

Artist recreation of the new planet (left) and the sun (bright thing to the right). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech