A dwarf planet at the far edge of our Solar System informally named "Biden"
An astronomer has discovered an atypical dwarf planet at the far edge of our Solar System - in the inner Oort Cloud. I find these astronomical stories fascinating anyway, but since this distant object is currently designated "2012 VP113", the discoverer is calling this dwarf planet, "Biden".
Some may see some humorous irony that a distant frozen object, behaving irregularly and caught in the Oort Cloud, is being referred to as "Biden"!
From CNN (I thank former Wilmington mayoral candidate, and brief Congressional candidate, Scott Spencer, for bringing this article to my attention!)...
The timing of this finding is perfect! The new version of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson just this week did an episode on comets and the Oort Cloud, Halley and Newton, and figuring out how and why objects revolve around the sun. It's a really well-done show... my 7 year old son can't wait for each new episode.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 9:32am
"Some may see some humorous irony that a distant frozen object, behaving irregularly and caught in the Oort Cloud, is being referred to as "Biden"!
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 7:58pm
Joe: The gift that keeps on giving!
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 9:27pm
Right Earl, almost as funny as shutting down the government for absolutely nothing and costing the economy $24 billion which it desperately needed.... and putting 700,000 hard-working Americans out of work....
If your going to laugh at politicians who are stupid and irrelevant ... make sure you laugh at the right ones...
Cruz is 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times worse then any Democrat could ever be. And far more dangerous to the sovereignty of America too...
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 9:37pm
Hey Kavips: They can't shut down that government long enough for me! I guess it's time I send Ted Cruz a campaign contribution.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 10:22pm
kavips: I know Delaware Libs/Progs love Scranton Joe, but he says even more stupid comments than G.W.Bush.
And NO ONE remembers the "evil" shutdown because it didn't affect most Americans' lives; however, they do know who to blame for screwing up their health-care! The Senate is going to the Republicans in 2014 because of 0bama and his bumbling...
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