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Offline Veez

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The Tenth Planet
« on: October 02, 2005, 06:47:30 AM »
Has anyone heard that there is something out there in the Kuiper belt that scientists are debating calling a tenth planet?  The tentative name is (and I'm not making this up) Xena.

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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2005, 07:18:02 AM »
They've known about the tenth planet.

they just found it's moon.

they named it Gabrielle.

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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2005, 10:22:44 AM »
Yea, i heard about that to and was hit by the same sense of foreboding.

It's also the name of a Doctor Who stuffs store/convention.

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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2005, 06:17:52 PM »
Not only is the planet called Xena, but supposedly it has a moon taht has been named...wait for it...wait for it...

Gabrielle...

This is just something that cannot be made up

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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2005, 09:09:38 PM »
LoL i said that two posts up ^

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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2005, 09:28:34 PM »
How the hell do we go from naming planets after roman gods to lesbian show's of the nineties???????
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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2005, 09:35:28 PM »
we ran out of lesbian Gods to name planets after?
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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2005, 11:21:00 PM »
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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2005, 04:43:42 AM »
Is it really that surprising that they name astronomical objects after popular fantasy or sci-fi shows?

I mean there is probably a very high correlation between scientists and fantasy/SF geeks.

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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2005, 05:30:30 AM »
Considering that almost all of the early greats in Sci-fi were scientists, it doesn't surprise me.  (Asimov, Sturgeon, Clark, etc)
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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2005, 09:25:44 AM »
I'm surprised they didn't nake the planet after a SF writer.   Although I remember reading an article on Nasa.gov where they said that Xena was a tentative name, and they were thinking about having people vote on the name.
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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2005, 12:29:06 PM »
Which means we have to push the name Nero with a vengeance.  Or do some creative editing when the final name comes out.

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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2005, 02:11:08 PM »
You know Veez if they read the rest of the book without a copy of the rules errata handy they might just believe that.  ;D

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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2005, 04:13:43 PM »
You guys are relentless. :o
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Re: The Tenth Planet
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2005, 08:53:15 AM »
Sorry for the jab there Chief.  All in good fun.  You know we love you guys!