Monday, August 01, 2005

Welcome Xena

It seems that there is now some confirmation that we have 10 planets in the Solar system. Planet X, nee planet 10 (get it?) may end up with the name Xena. It seems that people who don't think Pluto is a planet may have issues with it, but everyone else will likely just wonder why it's not named after a god(ess). Maybe Saturn hogged all the names - like really between her and Jupiter, it's a miracle to have any names left. Edit - The last time a new planet was talked about was in 2003, when a "trans Neptunian" body was discovered and named Sedna (after an Inuit goddess). Technorati Tags: , ,