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July 30th, 2005

Tenth Planet Found: New Vacation Spot?

Apparently NASA has discovered a new planet past Pluto. We’re talking way past Pluto – it’s 9 billion miles away from the sun. Check it out.

Of course the first thing I thought was, “Does it have a Club Med yet?”

I really do find this fascinating. There was a time in grammar school when we all had to pick planets to write about for a presentation on the solar system (go figure). I had just read about Charon and was under the impression that it was a planet, not a moon. Unfortunately there was next-to-no information out there about this planet/moon/thing, so I had to change over to a planet that was already taken by another student. I think I chose Neptune, probably the most boring planet there is.

I just hope there isn’t a kid who writes a paper on this new planet to find out that it, too, was just a moon.

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Goofy? January 8, 2007, 5:18 pm

Actually, the potential planet in question is called Xena (Don’t ask!).

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