A Conversation for Pluto

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Post 1

shagbark

I notice you are including Sedna on your tour
why not A861446 Quaoarsmiley - huh


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Post 2

the_lyniezian

What about 'Xena'? (Whoever invented that name either must be a big fan of the TV series of the eponymous warrior princess, or taking the mick out of the whole name-planets-as-characters-from-mythology thing. Or both.)


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Post 3

shagbark

XENA has not been officiallly named yet nor does it have an edited entry
(remember the rule-edited entries only link to edited entries?)
as to the naming you might find this link to the discoverer of Xena informative.
http://www.gps.caltech.edu~mbrown/whatsaplanet/requiem.htmlsmiley - spacesmiley - cry


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Post 4

shagbark

XENA has not been officiallly named yet nor does it have an edited entry
(remember the rule-edited entries only link to edited entries?)
as to the naming you might find this link to the discoverer of Xena informative.
http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/whatsaplanet/requiem.html


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Post 5

Binro the Heretic

The official name of Xena is Eris and its moon is Dysnomia.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5344892.stm


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Post 6

the_lyniezian

As per typical, they are conservative enough to resort to classical mythology and not...'modern mythology'? Probably some intellectual property issues I dare say.

Alternatively they could try non-mythological names- any ideas people?


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Post 7

shagbark

I still consider posts 2 through 5 a red herring.
Quaoar has an edited entry. why won't they answer the question in post#1 smiley - huhsmiley - huhsmiley - huhsmiley - huhsmiley - huh


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Post 8

shagbark

Thr4ee months have passed and still no answer. I guess I need to ask this question elsewheresmiley - doh


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