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(io9)   Ten weird rules that control how we name the planets   (io9.com) divider line 6
    More: Interesting, planets, dwarf planets, Kuiper Belt, IAU, James Clerk Maxwell, designations, Morningstar  
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2012-07-11 05:14:43 PM  
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I don't think "stay apolitical" is exactly weird. I really don't want to see some Kuiper belt object being named "Your chance at being wealthy under 0bama is just like this cold and remote rock lol"
2012-07-11 11:12:29 PM  
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JohnAnnArbor: Paris1127: gopher321: uranus

I'm sorry gopher321, but astronomers will rename Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all. They'll call it Urectum...

Urineus


Uremom
2012-07-11 10:30:00 PM  
1 votes:

gopher321: uranus


I'm sorry gopher321, but astronomers will rename Uranus in 2620 to end that stupid joke once and for all. They'll call it Urectum...
2012-07-11 08:56:51 PM  
1 votes:

downstairs: How long until they start selling naming rights to corporations?


deniselefay.files.wordpress.com
2012-07-11 08:20:28 PM  
1 votes:

Lanadapter: And here I thought sailor moon named them.


She must not think highly of Pluto then.
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-11 05:59:53 PM  
1 votes:

downstairs: How long until they start selling naming rights to corporations?


Little known fact: the planet after Jupiter was going to be called Nestlé until GM outbid them.
 
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