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(CNN)   40th moon of Jupiter spotted; possibility of Amazon women unclear   (robots.cnn.com) divider line 52
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2003-01-03 02:38:25 PM
I don't know about Amazon women, but the Leather Goddesses live on Phobos.

2003-01-03 04:41:09 PM
I can feel a Uranus joke coming.
2003-01-03 04:42:33 PM
And earth thinks it's so great for just having one moon.
2003-01-03 04:42:44 PM
Anyone see the irony of the astronomer's name? Sheppard? Didn't he go to the moon?
2003-01-03 04:43:46 PM
What about Klingons around Ura - oh fine, ruin the joke, Sven_Burger. Harrumph.
2003-01-03 04:44:23 PM
And earth thinks it's so great for just having one moon.

What we lack in quantity we make up for in quality. I don't see Jupiter with a freakishly large natural satellite 1/3 its size.

Go Earth!
2003-01-03 04:44:27 PM

According to the Total Perspective Vortex,YOU ARE HERE

2003-01-03 04:44:37 PM
dork dork dork dork
2003-01-03 04:44:38 PM
what ever happened to that tenth planet Quaqog, or something 'er other.
2003-01-03 04:45:35 PM
<img src="http://moon.dirmu.com/mooninites.gif"><BR><BR>
"You cannot outrun the Quad Laser! The bullet is enormous!!"
2003-01-03 04:45:55 PM
what ever happened to that tenth planet Quaqog, or something 'er other.

It got demoted, as did Pluto. They're now considered Kuiper Belt Objects, and the solar system has only eight planets.

So says my Astronomy prof.
2003-01-03 04:46:27 PM
Hey look at that dot!

748 days later...

Hey look at that dot!
2003-01-03 04:46:45 PM
Pfft. Obviously you can outrun the HTML checkbox.. :P

2003-01-03 04:46:52 PM
Hmmm.. they spotted a 2.2 mile diameter moon using a 2.2 meter telescope. Coincidence?
2003-01-03 04:47:51 PM
I for one welcome our new overlords from the new moon of Jupiter.
2003-01-03 04:50:05 PM
One of the scientist then blew hard on the picture and said, sorry just lint.

(it might have been funnier with the picture as reference)
2003-01-03 04:51:33 PM
Hopefully the next article will reveal whether this moon has Italian inhabitants that drive minicars..
2003-01-03 04:51:46 PM
The latest satellite, dubbed S/2002 J1, hardly resembles Jupiter's better-known Galilean moons, the planet-size worlds of Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

What kind of name is S/2002 J1? Geez! Callisto is great, but S/2002 J1? I propose we rename the moon "The Free Planet of Fark." Uranus is a great name too.
2003-01-03 04:54:24 PM

The 40th moon is home to many fine restaurants.

2003-01-03 04:54:53 PM
Cant we just take one of their moons and put it around our planet...that would be cool..we could do it secretly and confuse the rest of the world.
2003-01-03 04:55:02 PM
I probably could not even get laid on the 20th moon of Jupiter. Just my luck.
2003-01-03 04:55:56 PM
Jupiter needs chicks.
2003-01-03 04:56:30 PM
Jupiter quoted as saying:

"What you got Saturn?! Huh? What you got?! You got nothing."

/likewise, I got nothing
2003-01-03 04:56:31 PM
I like that one, Rodeodoc!

Let's petition for 'The Free Planet of Fark.' That would be pretty neat.

2003-01-03 04:56:33 PM
Geez, I meant the 40th, or 41st, or 100th for that matter.
2003-01-03 04:57:46 PM
What ever happened to Cosmiverse? They used to have this kind of stuff all the time.
2003-01-03 04:57:50 PM
The 40th moon is where the 11 miniteens on parole came from. We should licence them before they run over more Italians.

Oh jesus I need to go home.
2003-01-03 04:58:07 PM
Amazon Women on the Moon was one of the greatest movies EVAR.
2003-01-03 04:59:13 PM
People, Amazons are from Venus
2003-01-03 04:59:32 PM
Yeah, I thought all of the Amazon women were on the moon.

"Velma? Ain't no Velma live here!"
2003-01-03 04:59:55 PM

People, Amazons are from Venus

2003-01-03 05:05:03 PM
lets pool our money and name a star FARK
2003-01-03 05:08:54 PM
Somebody needs to give Don "No Soul" Simmons his own show.
2003-01-03 05:09:00 PM
geez, how small can something have to be and still be called a moon? Beer-can sized?
2003-01-03 05:14:06 PM

"hey, dig that crazy Full Moon."

"That's a Full Earth, Butch. Remember where we are."

"Gollll-eeeee wow."
2003-01-03 05:28:01 PM
i'd hit WonderWoman and all her lesbian sisters
2003-01-03 05:33:55 PM
Great film reference!
2003-01-03 05:44:58 PM
and Uranus comes next with 21.

So...what you're telling me, is that there's 21 objects hovering around uranus all the time?
2003-01-03 05:58:54 PM
"What we lack in quantity we make up for in quality. I don't see Jupiter with a freakishly large natural satellite 1/3 its size."

So, now instead of "hung like a mule", everyone will start using the expresion "Hung like the Earth"?
2003-01-03 06:04:48 PM


2003-01-03 06:15:31 PM
i wish 40 amazon women would moon me!
2003-01-03 06:26:22 PM
Jupiter is just showing off, now. Just ignore it, and it will stop farting out moons.
2003-01-03 06:27:16 PM

you're a fool and you need to update your knowledge of the 80's my friend. "Amozon women on the moon" was a fantastic movie, and that i believe is what the headline is spoofing on.

2003-01-03 06:29:42 PM
What kind of name is S/2002 J1?

A temporary one. The International Astronomy Naming Body (or whatever they call themselves) will probably pick a real name later, most likely from Greek mythology. If it follows that pattern, it'll be one of Jupiter/Zeus' dalliances (and boy, did that guy get around).
2003-01-03 06:56:44 PM
thanks for giving the date of discovery CNN. not
2003-01-03 07:30:03 PM
"Earth: 1"
Ok, time to blow some minds...Earth has 2 possibly 3 moons. #2 is named Cruithne as referenced in this /. article. #3, which has not yet become even close to official is named J002E3, as can be found here.
2003-01-03 07:32:34 PM
Arg...the /. article is here: http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/01/25/0826212&tid=160
2003-01-03 08:13:29 PM
I say we steal the moon Io.
2003-01-03 09:06:02 PM
I say we steal the moon Io.

And bring it back singing "Io, Io, it's off to work we go."

/Please don't hurt me.
2003-01-03 09:38:59 PM
When are Bob and Dave gonna blow up our moon?
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