Farewell “Xena”

2003 UB 313 received the name “Eris” today. The classical goddess of discord, “Eris” suits this orbital object, which forced the debate over what constitutes a planet.

6 replies on “Farewell “Xena””

  1. y42 says:

    Cute
    They gave the moon the name of the godess of Lawlessness. Very cute.

  2. Jethro says:

    HEIL ERIS!
    Eris is the patron goddess of us SysAdmins. Whether she likes it or not!

    And what y42 said (: Good call!

    • Alexius says:

      Re: HEIL ERIS!

      Eris is the patron goddess of us SysAdmins. Whether she likes it or not!

      And what y42 said (: Good call!

      From What I’ve Seen, She Knows It, And Loves It.

  3. chad says:

    Pluto
    On that same subject, Pluto is now just a number. It’s official designation is asteroid number 134340.

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    • y42 says:

      Re: Pluto

      On that same subject, Pluto is now just a number. It’s official designation is asteroid number 134340.

      Wellll… the same article gives the numbers of the newly named Eris, so… er. Huh?

      • Timeshredder says:

        Re: Pluto

        Wellll… the same article gives the numbers of the newly named Eris, so… er. Huh?

        The names still hold, but as asteroid-like objects they also receive a numerical designation.

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