Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Phys Org2)   NASA wants the public to help nickname New Horizons' next flyby target, and has given all you farkers a head start: 69   ( phys.org) divider line
    More: Spiffy, New Horizons, Pluto, New Horizons team, Kuiper Belt, Dwarf planet, International Astronomical Union, New Horizons spacecraft, New Horizons project  
•       •       •

860 clicks; posted to Geek » on 07 Nov 2017 at 8:50 AM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



57 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2017-11-07 07:30:48 AM  
Flyby McFlybyface
 
2017-11-07 07:58:34 AM  
studman of course!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2017-11-07 08:21:51 AM  
Doublemint
 
2017-11-07 08:26:27 AM  
Maybe it's me, but I just can't seem to concentrate on doing this.
 
2017-11-07 08:30:36 AM  
"The asteroid formerly known as 69, but is 71 since New Horizons stuck two fingers up its ass"
 
2017-11-07 08:56:28 AM  
Eros? Cupid?
 
2017-11-07 09:01:08 AM  
I actually submitted a good name: Persephone. Appropriate for a body near Pluto.
 
2017-11-07 09:05:17 AM  

Sim Tree: I actually submitted a good name: Persephone. Appropriate for a body near Pluto.


Nerd.
 
2017-11-07 09:08:38 AM  

Sim Tree: I actually submitted a good name: Persephone. Appropriate for a body near Pluto.


Pluto has a purse that he keeps his phone in?
 
2017-11-07 09:11:03 AM  
"Hey, look at that KBO coming at us real fa"
 
2017-11-07 09:15:30 AM  
Something McSomthingFace will be in the top 5...I guarantee it.
 
2017-11-07 09:16:34 AM  
Kerbal
 
2017-11-07 09:16:54 AM  
Or better yet Mun
 
2017-11-07 09:23:53 AM  
The Trump Whitehouse

/it's cold, isolated and wandering aimlessly
 
2017-11-07 09:25:37 AM  
The rosy cross
 
2017-11-07 09:27:03 AM  
Name it the G Spot... but I doubt they'd find it.
 
2017-11-07 09:39:33 AM  
Freezy McColdrock.
 
2017-11-07 09:39:54 AM  
Man, tough tab.
 
2017-11-07 09:41:08 AM  

Sim Tree: I actually submitted a good name: Persephone. Appropriate for a body near Pluto.


Yeah, but there are already asteroids named Persephone and Proserpina.
 
2017-11-07 09:56:54 AM  
I nominated my own.

BATEA 69

Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure 69

/69 dudes!
 
2017-11-07 09:57:59 AM  
Moot Point.
 
2017-11-07 10:00:34 AM  

Sim Tree: I actually submitted a good name: Persephone. Appropriate for a body near Pluto.


As Asimov pointed out long ago, the name Persephone should have been given to a satellite of Pluto.  Instead they named that Charon.

This new body isn't really near Pluto, it's just next on the flyby.
 
2017-11-07 10:04:08 AM  
There really is no point in the common folk submitting cool names for planetary bodies, since the names Xena and Gabrielle were snubbed in favor of Eris and Dysnomia.
 
2017-11-07 10:04:16 AM  
img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-11-07 10:15:00 AM  
Earhart

/too soon?
 
2017-11-07 10:35:46 AM  

EddieMoscone: /69 dudes!


In a row?
 
2017-11-07 10:37:26 AM  
Bob Johnson
 
2017-11-07 10:43:59 AM  
Asteroid - Killing Joke
Youtube AeX40h0ca8M
 
2017-11-07 11:05:14 AM  
Name it Rowsdower.
 
2017-11-07 11:39:32 AM  

thejmz: Something McSomthingFace will be in the top 5...I guarantee it.


Over at Ars Technica, the consensus in the comments seems to be Rocky McRockface.
 
2017-11-07 12:10:42 PM  
Since it is a flyby they should call it Maxwell Smart

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-11-07 12:35:19 PM  

Slypork: Since it is a flyby they should call it Maxwell Smart

[img.fark.net image 600x423]


Your joke was both funny and, I guess, Smart.
 
2017-11-07 12:38:29 PM  
"New Horizons made history two years ago with the first close-up look at Pluto, and is now on course for the farthest planetary encounter in the history of spaceflight," said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

[notthisshiatagain.jpg]
 
2017-11-07 01:29:33 PM  
"The first thing New Horizons visited that isn't a planet"

Booyah
 
2017-11-07 01:30:24 PM  
Almost 6 light hours away and they can still communicate with New Horizons. It's got a 12 watt transmitter! A quarter the power output of a light in a refrigerator.
 
2017-11-07 01:38:36 PM  
Mr Splashypants.
 
2017-11-07 02:04:42 PM  
We should stick to tradition and just name it after a mythological figure.  I know, let's call it Jesus.
 
2017-11-07 02:13:11 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Almost 6 light hours away and they can still communicate with New Horizons. It's got a 12 watt transmitter! A quarter the power output of a light in a refrigerator.


In the meantime I can't get a signal on the busiest train corridor on the east coast.  Trenton to NY on north east corridor:  50 miles of zero bars.  And it apparently doesn't matter what provider you're on.

As far as naming the rock, X mcXface was mentioned quite a bit too much already and i was going to go with Comet McCometface.  Lets go with "Yesterday's Horizon".
 
2017-11-07 02:24:04 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Almost 6 light hours away and they can still communicate with New Horizons. It's got a 12 watt transmitter! A quarter the power output of a light in a refrigerator.


Meantime, people in Door County, Wisconsin have problems make calls on their cell phones.
 
2017-11-07 02:42:35 PM  
What's its indigenous name?
 
2017-11-07 02:44:34 PM  
In related news, holy crap is NASA and related facebook posts the target of massive amounts of flat earth trolls.  Same copy paste arguments, meme images, etc each time.
 
2017-11-07 02:55:44 PM  
Kolbold

Duh.
 
2017-11-07 02:57:25 PM  

theresnothinglft: Pointy Tail of Satan: Almost 6 light hours away and they can still communicate with New Horizons. It's got a 12 watt transmitter! A quarter the power output of a light in a refrigerator.

In the meantime I can't get a signal on the busiest train corridor on the east coast.  Trenton to NY on north east corridor:  50 miles of zero bars.  And it apparently doesn't matter what provider you're on.

As far as naming the rock, X mcXface was mentioned quite a bit too much already and i was going to go with Comet McCometface.  Lets go with "Yesterday's Horizon".


Damn it. Same idea, different location
 
2017-11-07 02:58:59 PM  
Harold Balsagna, or Harry Balsagna for short
 
2017-11-07 03:00:00 PM  
*Kobold

Double duh
 
2017-11-07 03:28:31 PM  

Slypork: theresnothinglft: Pointy Tail of Satan: Almost 6 light hours away and they can still communicate with New Horizons. It's got a 12 watt transmitter! A quarter the power output of a light in a refrigerator.

In the meantime I can't get a signal on the busiest train corridor on the east coast.  Trenton to NY on north east corridor:  50 miles of zero bars.  And it apparently doesn't matter what provider you're on.

As far as naming the rock, X mcXface was mentioned quite a bit too much already and i was going to go with Comet McCometface.  Lets go with "Yesterday's Horizon".

Damn it. Same idea, different location


Over the Horizon would be a bad idea given it's 69. Don't want the mission to end in a world of shiat
 
2017-11-07 04:14:01 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: "The asteroid formerly known as 69, but is 71 since New Horizons stuck two fingers up its ass"


"77. It gets ate more."
 
2017-11-07 04:19:27 PM  
Given all the Lovecraftian and Tolkien references made about various Pluto geographical features, Wrath of Cthulhu or Flyby of Sauron sound good to me.
 
2017-11-07 05:21:21 PM  
Ninja Sex Planet 6969
 
2017-11-07 06:29:08 PM  
Cuz in a MU69 my humpty nose will tickle ya rear.
 
Displayed 50 of 57 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report