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  • mordenkainen
    Eternal Companion
    • Dec 2004
    • 829

    The tenth planet

    It appears that our solar system has not nine, but ten planets!
    UB313 was found in january.
    So, how does this affect astrological charts???
  • L'Etranger
    Veteran Moorcockista
    • Dec 2003
    • 4772

    #2
    Maybe it has a positive effect on my allergy?
    Google ergo sum

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    • Dead-Air
      Eternal Champion
      • Jun 2004
      • 2737

      #3
      Well, there are plenty who argue still that Pluto isn't a planet, but this one may be larger. So perhaps it will qualify as the ninth...
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      • DeepFixer
        Eternal Champion
        • Dec 2003
        • 2249

        #4
        '' . . .Uncle Sam's on UB 313 . . .''

        Nah, doesn't have the same ring to it.

        Maybe this is where C'thulu comes from?
        Madness is always the best armor against Reality

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        • spaced_moorcock
          Defender of the Runestaff
          • Jul 2005
          • 317

          #5
          Last week I read an article in New Scientist that there could be as many as 23 planets, if not more in the solar system. I think UB313 was found in 2003 but it took two years to confirm it existed. I can't see it making it into any astrological charts anytime soon. Imagine it..."UB313 is on the horizon between Mercury and Venus signalling that good fortune is heading your way".

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          • DeeCrowSeer
            Eternal Champion
            • Feb 2004
            • 2214

            #6
            They should call it "Urpeenus". That's the only sensible name for a new planet... of "Urfajina", perhaps?

            I need some sleep. :(
            "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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            • Mikey_C
              Champion of the Balance
              • May 2004
              • 1511

              #7
              Re: The tenth planet

              Originally posted by mordenkainen
              So, how does this affect astrological charts???
              No doubt the astrologers will already have observed its cosmic influence before the benighted astronomers got round to 'discovering' it? :?
              \"...an ape reft of his tail, and grown rusty at climbing, who yet feels himself to be a symbol and the frail representative of Omnipotence in a place that is not home.\" James Branch Cabell

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              • A_Non_Ymous
                • Jul 2004
                • 2659

                #8
                A reasonable name for the new planet might be "Persephone," or if it is desired to continue the uneuphonious Roman naming scheme, "Proserpine."

                LSN

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                • David Mosley
                  Eternal Administrator
                  • Jul 2004
                  • 11823

                  #9
                  Unofficially it seems to be being called 'Xena'. 8O

                  Is it too late to start the campaign for naming it after a decent fantasy genre female, say, Zarozinia? :P
                  _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                  _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                  _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                  _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                  • DeepFixer
                    Eternal Champion
                    • Dec 2003
                    • 2249

                    #10
                    Originally posted by demos99
                    Unofficially it seems to be being called 'Xena'. 8O

                    Is it too late to start the campaign for naming it after a decent fantasy genre female, say, Zarozinia? :P
                    Or howzabout Cymoril?
                    Madness is always the best armor against Reality

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                    • tekende
                      Moonbeam Traveller
                      • Aug 2005
                      • 9

                      #11
                      Let's just call it Bob. :D

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                      • manmiles
                        Eternal Companion
                        • Dec 2003
                        • 509

                        #12
                        You wanna be King? Wanna be the King of Bob?

                        Look, why don't we just call it Mondas, after Doctor Who...Or why not Rodney...after Dave?

                        So how long do you think it'll be until the Cybermen turn up and start kicking a fuss?

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                        • DeepFixer
                          Eternal Champion
                          • Dec 2003
                          • 2249

                          #13
                          Originally posted by manmiles
                          You wanna be King? Wanna be the King of Bob?
                          Dunno, what's the pay?

                          Sovereign of My Own Ball of Rock?

                          Ssswweeeetttttt! 8)
                          Madness is always the best armor against Reality

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                          • Jeremiah
                            Sailor on the Seas of Fate
                            • Nov 2004
                            • 69

                            #14
                            Originally posted by manmiles

                            Look, why don't we just call it Mondas, after Doctor Who...Or why not Rodney...after Dave?

                            So how long do you think it'll be until the Cybermen turn up and start kicking a fuss?
                            Crikey...that's a thought. It's about the right time, historically speaking isn't it? Do we still have radio contact with the Arctic Base?

                            Aaaargh!!!! They're coming! They're coming!

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                            • David Mosley
                              Eternal Administrator
                              • Jul 2004
                              • 11823

                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jeremiah
                              Originally posted by manmiles

                              Look, why don't we just call it Mondas, after Doctor Who...Or why not Rodney...after Dave?

                              So how long do you think it'll be until the Cybermen turn up and start kicking a fuss?
                              Crikey...that's a thought. It's about the right time, historically speaking isn't it? Do we still have radio contact with the Arctic Base?

                              Aaaargh!!!! They're coming! They're coming!
                              <puts on pedantic hat>Actually, by my reckoning, Mondas is 19 years overdue, bearing in mind that the events of The Tenth Planet supposedly occur in 1986 iirc.<takes pedantic hat off>
                              _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                              _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                              _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                              _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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