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(BBC)   Pluto's new moons get names, Kerberos and Styx. Just remember that it's a grand illusion, And deep inside they're all the same, They're all the same   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 67
    More: Cool, Styx, Kerberos, black bodies, Kuiper Belt, SETI Institute, International Astronomical Union, designations, dwarf planet  
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2013-07-03 08:46:30 AM
So glad it wasn't Vulcan.
 
2013-07-03 09:55:14 AM
In 2147:

"Come see Styx* play on Styx!  First Ever band to play on a moon with the same name!"

* - note: not all original members
 
2013-07-03 10:01:06 AM
The best of times.
 
2013-07-03 10:01:44 AM
Pluto, not a planet yet it has moons.
Venus doesn't is is a planet.

Apparently nothing is fair.
 
2013-07-03 10:04:24 AM

farker99: Venus doesn't is is a planet.


Sorry, come again?
 
2013-07-03 10:06:54 AM
That's no moon...
 
2013-07-03 10:10:31 AM
A spokesman for the IAU said the organisation typically did not involve the public in decisions like this - and said it would be astronomers, not Star Trek fans, that would have the final say on the matter.


wow that just screams massive amounts of butt-hurt.

// glad it's not Vulcan, but damn.
 
2013-07-03 10:13:55 AM
Kerberos can burn in hell.  That is all.
 
2013-07-03 10:17:09 AM
I hear its a Desert Moon.
 
2013-07-03 10:17:53 AM
Talk about dogs in denial.
 
2013-07-03 10:23:30 AM
Goddamn plutocrats.
 
2013-07-03 10:26:29 AM
FREEBIRD!!!!
 
2013-07-03 10:28:12 AM

badLogic: Kerberos can burn in hell.  That is all.



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2013-07-03 10:32:13 AM
simpsonswiki.net

Oh! This truly is hell!
 
2013-07-03 10:32:20 AM
Came in for the authentication error, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-07-03 10:34:35 AM
i.ebayimg.com

Should have named them Darmok and Jalad
 
2013-07-03 10:48:58 AM
 
2013-07-03 10:50:14 AM
Seti Alpha 5 and Seti Alpha 6.  Or Omicron Persei 8.
 
mhd
2013-07-03 10:52:59 AM
I thought that we're generally going with the Latin names (e.g. Jupiter instead of Zeus), so shouldn't it be "Cerberus"?

/or am I just fooling myself?
 
2013-07-03 11:00:16 AM

Jackpot777: Oh! This truly is hell!


LAAADY!
 
2013-07-03 11:00:57 AM

mhd: I thought that we're generally going with the Latin names (e.g. Jupiter instead of Zeus), so shouldn't it be "Cerberus"?/or am I just fooling myself?


Yeah, I don't know why they went with the "Kerberos" spelling, either.

Also, for fun, here's a link to the original naming thread from February: Link

Looks like only one person got their wish on this one.
 
2013-07-03 11:06:16 AM
mmimageslarge.moviemail-online.co.uk
 
2013-07-03 11:10:45 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [i.ebayimg.com image 300x273]

Should have named them Darmok and Jalad


Sorry, only physics is built on a series of in-jokes. Astronomy is srs bidnss.
 
2013-07-03 11:17:48 AM

mhd: I thought that we're generally going with the Latin names (e.g. Jupiter instead of Zeus), so shouldn't it be "Cerberus"?

/or am I just fooling myself?



Presumably to circumvent the years of tediously listening to people calling it "Serberus."
Like all those people saying "shimera" rather than "kymeera."
 
2013-07-03 11:25:31 AM

wildcardjack: Lt. Cheese Weasel: [i.ebayimg.com image 300x273]

Should have named them Darmok and Jalad

Sorry, only physics is built on a series of in-jokes. Astronomy is srs bidnss.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-03 11:37:44 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [i.ebayimg.com image 300x273]

Should have named them Darmok and Jalad


I just watched that episode for the first time last week. NOW I GET JOKES!!

// D&J at Tanagra was good, but you shoulda seen them on the ocean - a real harmony of effort, that
 
2013-07-03 11:53:41 AM
Domo arigato, subby.

/for starting the ear-worms that nobody wants to
 
2013-07-03 11:59:35 AM
I would have named them By-tor and Snow Dog.
 
2013-07-03 12:15:06 PM

OnlyM3: A spokesman for the IAU said the organisation typically did not involve the public in decisions like this - and said it would be astronomers, not Star Trek fans, that would have the final say on the matter.

wow that just screams massive amounts of butt-hurt.

// glad it's not Vulcan, but damn.


I also wonder if he realizes how small the astronomer edges of the "astronomer/not Star Trek fan" Venn diagram would be. Large overlap to say the least.
 
2013-07-03 12:55:52 PM

Jackpot777: [simpsonswiki.net image 250x188]

Oh! This truly is hell!


THAT is one of my favorite scenes from Simpsons.

jfarkinB: Domo arigato, subby.

/for starting the ear-worms that nobody wants to


You're welcome, LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADY

^_^
 
2013-07-03 01:18:00 PM
i301.photobucket.com

Spaaaaaace!
 
2013-07-03 01:18:46 PM
i301.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-03 01:20:32 PM
You are having a bad problem

You will not be going to space today.
 
2013-07-03 01:22:23 PM
You are having a bad problem.

i301.photobucket.com

You will not be going to space today.


/should've used preview button
//mods delete previous
 
2013-07-03 01:25:51 PM
They named a moon after a character from Carcaptor Sakura?

/got nothing
 
2013-07-03 01:53:54 PM
Pluto is a dwarf planet. They have their own club consisting of Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris. I believe Eris is bigger than Pluto.
 
2013-07-03 01:57:16 PM
wichitamusicscene.com

Approves.
 
2013-07-03 02:01:07 PM

Nurglitch: Presumably to circumvent the years of tediously listening to people calling it "Serberus."
Like all those people saying "shimera" rather than "kymeera."



I call them the Boston Keltics. And I call him Julius Kaesar. Just for consistency.
 
2013-07-03 02:01:29 PM
We need to send a Blue Collar Man named Kilroy there. My Crystal Ball sees this as a possibility for the future, but we need to launch him within the Castle Walls. Babe, do you understand what I mean?

Nah, I'm just Fooling Myself.
 
2013-07-03 02:04:50 PM
Because there's already an asteroid named "Cerberus".
 
2013-07-03 02:09:13 PM
Isn't Vulcan a god? fark Star Trek references.

Here: In ancient Roman religion and myth, Vulcan (Latin: Vulcanus) is the god of fire, including the fire of volcanoes had a stronger association with fire's destructive capacity than did Hephaestus.

I guess that kind of works with the whole "Hell/Hades" thing.

Anyway, why would a Trekkie want to name it Vulcan anyway? Downgraded from a planet to a tiny moon orbiting a minor planet?
 
2013-07-03 02:15:28 PM

SavageWombat: Because there's already an asteroid named "Cerberus".


Technically, that's "1865 Cerberus" anyway.

There used to also be a constellation, and apparently a little black spot on the sunmars today.
 
2013-07-03 02:35:59 PM

farker99: Pluto, not a planet yet it has moons.
Venus doesn't is is a planet.

Apparently nothing is fair.


Well, it's kinda hard to really call them moons.  More like bodies orbiting about a common barycenter which is external to the members of the system.  So you can't really say that any of them are orbiting any other individual member, like you can with the Earth and Moon since their barycenter lies inside the Earth, or you can with the Sun and the planets because their barycenter lies inside the Sun.  If the Moon was the same mass as the Earth, then the barycenter would be at the midpoint between the two and we'd be orbiting around that point which would in turn be orbiting about the Sun, and you really couldn't call either a moon of the other.
 
2013-07-03 02:41:48 PM

Nurglitch: mhd: I thought that we're generally going with the Latin names (e.g. Jupiter instead of Zeus), so shouldn't it be "Cerberus"?

/or am I just fooling myself?


Presumably to circumvent the years of tediously listening to people calling it "Serberus."
Like all those people saying "shimera" rather than "kymeera."


It blew my mind when I was reading an old translation of one of the Greek creation myths and came across the word "kyklopes".

Do you really hear the word "chimera" all that much?
 
2013-07-03 02:46:53 PM
There's no way in hell I'm the only one here that plays Kerbal Space Program.  Srsly.
 
2013-07-03 02:51:44 PM

FLMountainMan: Do you really hear the word "chimera" all that much?


Used to pronounce it "chi-MEHR-uh" back when I played D&D. Then I actually heard it pronounced.
 
2013-07-03 03:38:51 PM

farker99: Pluto, not a planet yet it has moons.
Venus doesn't is is a planet.

Apparently nothing is fair.


Not sure if serious but neither does Mercury and the asteroid Ida has a small satellite named Dactyl.
 
mhd
2013-07-03 03:43:05 PM

Nurglitch: Presumably to circumvent the years of tediously listening to people calling it "Serberus."


Yes, it would really mess up the perfect track record of proper planetary pronunciation, according to classical Latin or Hellenistic Greek. Next thing you know,  iupiter or venvs get all mangled.
 
2013-07-03 03:55:27 PM
Haha!
It's funny because there is a band named Styx!
 
2013-07-03 04:03:08 PM

Cpl.D: There's no way in hell I'm the only one here that plays Kerbal Space Program.  Srsly.


I play.
 
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