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  • huttonm@comcast.net
    Because like the show of the same name, it was Canceled! :-) ... From: White Leonard W TSgt 512 EMS/MXMTI What s unfortunate
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 14, 2006
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      Because like the show of the same name, it was Canceled!  :-)
       
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      From: "White Leonard W TSgt 512 EMS/MXMTI" <leonard.white@...>

      What's "unfortunate" about "XENA" ?

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      From: delmarvastargazers@ yahoogroups. com
      [mailto:delmarvastargazers@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Gregory J. Lee
      Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:33 PM
      To: delawareastronomica lsociety@ yahoogroups. com;
      delmarvastargazers@ yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [delmarvastargazers ] Named, at last

      The Kuiper Belt object larger and farther than Pluto has finally been
      given
      a formal name by the IAU: "Eris"

      This is the object touted as the "10th Planet" before Pluto was
      reclassified. It was also known by the provisional designation 2003
      UB313
      and the unfortunate nickname "Xena".

      So, fo r you trivia buffs, the Kuiper Belt Objects / Trans-Neptunian
      Objects
      / Dwarf Plantes (as you prefer) which have proper names now include:

      Pluto - 1412 miles diameter
      Eris - 1677 miles
      Sedna - 932 miles
      Quaoar - 776 miles
      Ixion - 500?
      Varuna - 500?

      Let the editorializing begin!

      Greg

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    • mborgia@comcast.net
      That s one fate that awaits every television show...cancellation. ... From: huttonm@comcast.net Because like the show of the same name, it was Canceled! :-)
      Message 2 of 6 , Sep 14, 2006
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        That's one fate that awaits every television show...cancellation.
         
         
         
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        From: huttonm@...

        Because like the show of the same name, it was Canceled!  :-)
         
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        From: "White Leonard W TSgt 512 EMS/MXMTI" <leonard.white@ dover.AF. mil>

        What's "unfortunate" about "XENA" ?

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        From: delmarvastargazers@ yahoogroups. com
        [mailto:delmarvastargazers@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Gregory J. Lee
        Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:33 PM
        To: delawareastronomica lsociety@ yahoogroups. com;
        delmarvastargazers@ yahoogroups. com
        Subject: [delmarvastargazers ] Named, at last

        The Kuiper Belt object larger and farther than Pluto has finally been
        given
        a formal name by the IAU: "Eris"

        This is the object touted as the "10th Planet" before Pluto was
        reclassified. It was also known by the provisional designation 2003
        UB313
        and the unfortunate nickname "Xena".

        So, fo r you trivia buffs, the Kuiper Belt Objects / Trans-Neptunian
        Objects
        / Dwarf Plantes (as you prefer) which have proper names now include:

        Pluto - 1412 miles diameter
        Eris - 1677 miles
        Sedna - 932 miles
        Quaoar - 776 miles
        Ixion - 500?
        Varuna - 500?

        Let the editorializing begin!

        Greg

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      • Gregory J. Lee
        Leonard - I said unfortunate because Mike Brown s team who discovered this object (and several others)took a lot of kidding about the nicknames they used
        Message 3 of 6 , Sep 14, 2006
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          Leonard -

          I said "unfortunate" because Mike Brown's team who discovered this object
          (and several others)took a lot of kidding about the nicknames they used
          within their group. "Xena" is after the TV warrior princess. Other objects
          have been called "Santa Claus" and "Easter Bunny" because of the season in
          which they were found.

          "Eris" is the Greek goddess of chaos and strife. Eris's moon gets the name
          Dysnomia, daughter of Eris and goddess of lawlessness. Considering all the
          ballyhoo that ensued about Eris's and Pluto's status as planets the names
          are probably fitting.

          Greg



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          From: "White Leonard W TSgt 512 EMS/MXMTI" <leonard.white@...>
          Reply-To: delmarvastargazers@yahoogroups.com
          To: <delmarvastargazers@yahoogroups.com>
          Subject: RE: [delmarvastargazers] Named, at last
          Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 14:43:18 -0500

          What's "unfortunate" about "XENA" ?

          -----Original Message-----
          From: delmarvastargazers@yahoogroups.com
          [mailto:delmarvastargazers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Gregory J. Lee
          Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 1:33 PM
          To: delawareastronomicalsociety@yahoogroups.com;
          delmarvastargazers@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [delmarvastargazers] Named, at last

          The Kuiper Belt object larger and farther than Pluto has finally been
          given
          a formal name by the IAU: "Eris"

          This is the object touted as the "10th Planet" before Pluto was
          reclassified. It was also known by the provisional designation 2003
          UB313
          and the unfortunate nickname "Xena".

          So, for you trivia buffs, the Kuiper Belt Objects / Trans-Neptunian
          Objects
          / Dwarf Plantes (as you prefer) which have proper names now include:

          Pluto - 1412 miles diameter
          Eris - 1677 miles
          Sedna - 932 miles
          Quaoar - 776 miles
          Ixion - 500?
          Varuna - 500?

          Let the editorializing begin!

          Greg





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