Friday, July 29, 2005

Tenth planet!!!!!!

Oh, to be ten years old again.

NASA has announced, today, the discovery of a tenth planet in our solar system; the first new planet discovered in about 70 years. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the planets. Back then, during or just prior to the Pioneer and Voyager missions to the outer planets, they were remote and utterly mysterious. The famous Nine. But now it seems we've identified a tenth. I can hardly wait to learn what the new planet's name will be.

Apparently, the new planet may be called Sedna, after an Inuit goddess of the sea.

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