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Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes
www.utsandiego.com ^ | 03-26-2014 | By ALICIA CHANG

Posted on 03/26/2014 12:06:45 PM PDT by Red Badger

Edited on 03/26/2014 12:07:56 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

LOS ANGELES (AP) Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7 billion miles from the sun.

It's the second such object to be discovered in a region of space beyond Pluto long considered a celestial wasteland. Until now, the lone known resident in this part of the solar system was an oddball dwarf planet spotted in 2003 named Sedna after the mythological Inuit goddess who created the sea creatures of the Arctic.


(Excerpt) Read more at utsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: 2012vp113; asteroid; catastrophism; comet; dwarfplanet; exoplanet; kbo; kuiperbelt; minorplanet; oortcloud; pinkplanet; space; xplanets

This combination of images provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows a new solar system object dubbed 2012 VP113, indicated by the yellow arrow, that was observed on November 2012 through a telescope in Chile. New research published in the journal Nature reveals it’s the second object to be discovered in the far reaches of the solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. (AP Photo/Carnegie Institution for Science, Scott S. Sheppard)

1 posted on 03/26/2014 12:06:45 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv; KevinDavis

Pink Planet Ping!................


2 posted on 03/26/2014 12:07:15 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

Planet Claire? (It has pink air.)


3 posted on 03/26/2014 12:09:21 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Red Badger
Planet Claire has pink air
All the trees are red
No one ever dies there
No one has a head

Planet Claire, The B-52s

4 posted on 03/26/2014 12:09:31 PM PDT by JOAT
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To: Red Badger

Pink? Is the name of this planet “Gayanus?


5 posted on 03/26/2014 12:10:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Red Badger

Which one’s Pink?


6 posted on 03/26/2014 12:10:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

So finally, we found out where he was born!


7 posted on 03/26/2014 12:11:36 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Disambiguator

She drove a Plymouth Satellite faster than the speed of light.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 12:12:34 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Red Badger

FINALLY! A home world for the Gays!!


9 posted on 03/26/2014 12:13:25 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Red Badger

Did panthers evolve there?


10 posted on 03/26/2014 12:13:49 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Red Badger; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...
Wow! Thanks Red Badger for the ping! Two-list topic, too.

11 posted on 03/26/2014 12:17:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Red Badger
Time to update the poster?


12 posted on 03/26/2014 12:17:49 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Mmogamer; ...
Wow! Thanks Red Badger for the ping! Two-list topic, too.
 
X-Planets
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Google news searches: exoplanet · exosolar · extrasolar ·

13 posted on 03/26/2014 12:18:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Red Badger

Read that on Space.com. Pretty cool. We have no idea what is in cold storage at the edge of our solar system.


14 posted on 03/26/2014 12:18:56 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

WTH, extra to APoD, along with a link to the impermissable graphic that will soon be deleted.

http://media.utsandiego.com/img/photos/2014/03/19/b7cf122afc33920b4f0f6a7067004f47_r620x349.JPEG

http://media.utsandiego.com/img/photos/2014/03/19/b7cf122afc33920b4f0f6a7067004f47_r620x349.JPEG?75d51d0aea2efce5189afce216053cbc530c46a8


15 posted on 03/26/2014 12:20:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: JOAT

think it might have Rock Lobsters at the love shack?


16 posted on 03/26/2014 12:20:20 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Red Badger

17 posted on 03/26/2014 12:21:36 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Red Badger

Which One is Pink?

Oh...and have a cigar.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 12:22:08 PM PDT by left that other site
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related article:

Distant new world may point to undiscovered planets in solar system
Today’s discovery of dwarf planet 2012 VP113 suggests that many planet-sized worlds lurk undetected beyond the orbit of Pluto, maybe even a giant ‘Super Earth’
http://www.theguardian.com/science/across-the-universe/2014/mar/26/planets-solar-system-2012-vp113-dwarf-planet-super-earth


19 posted on 03/26/2014 12:22:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

You mean the 7th planet.


20 posted on 03/26/2014 12:24:16 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Red Badger

Is this the “GAY” planet perchance?


21 posted on 03/26/2014 12:26:50 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

yes...it has a weird orbit...it circles uranus


22 posted on 03/26/2014 12:27:43 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: JOAT

I wonder if it is similar to the planet Gallifrey? Maybe more like Sedna.

The Doctor: “Well, perfect to look at, maybe. And it was, it was beautiful. They used to call it the Shining World of the Seven Systems. And on the continent of Wild Endeavour, in the mountains of Solace and Solitude, there stood the Citadel of the Time Lords. The oldest and most mighty race in the universe.”

“The sky’s a burnt orange,with a citadel enclosed in a mighty glass dome, shining under the twin suns. Beyond that the mountains go on forever. Slopes of deep red grass, capped with snow.”

The Doctor: I lied to you. ‘Cause I liked it. I could pretend, just for a bit, I could imagine they were still alive underneath the burnt orange sky. I’m not just a TIme Lord. I’m the last of the Time Lords. The Face of Boe was wrong. There’s no one else.
Martha: What happened?
The Doctor: There was a war—a Time War. The Last Great Time War. My people fought a race called the Daleks. For the sake of all creation. And they lost. We lost. Everyone lost. They’re all gone now. My family. My friends. Even that sky. Ah, you should have seen it, that old planet. The second sun would rise in the south and the mountains would shine. The leaves on the trees were silver. When they caught the light every morning it looked like a forest on fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz_1HQY32LA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhsPOwGoFhg


23 posted on 03/26/2014 12:29:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Red Badger

Poor Pluto. At least it has some company out there now on the island of misfit not-good-enough-to-be-real planets.


24 posted on 03/26/2014 12:38:12 PM PDT by caligatrux
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Only 6 months until the latest doctor starts his reign. I can’t wait.


25 posted on 03/26/2014 1:00:31 PM PDT by Rodd OB (24 year Simi Valleyer)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Soreanus


26 posted on 03/26/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Asteroids with rings now too.

http://www.space.com/25225-asteroid-rings-discovery-video-images.html


27 posted on 03/26/2014 1:21:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 12th_Monkey
We have no idea what is in cold storage at the edge of our solar system.

I'm hoping it's bacon. An entire planet of bacon.

28 posted on 03/26/2014 1:35:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

A planet full of women who look like Jessica Alba would be my first choice, then one with no liberals and then a bacon one.


29 posted on 03/26/2014 1:37:56 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Hmmm. You present a very difficult set of choices. Back to the observatory to look for a tie breaker.


30 posted on 03/26/2014 1:47:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Red Badger

31 posted on 03/26/2014 1:49:26 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: TigersEye

Cross out Pelosi and Reid planet


32 posted on 03/26/2014 1:54:20 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hemmoroidia...............


33 posted on 03/26/2014 1:58:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: dfwgator

Come in here dear boy, have a cigar, you’re gonna go far
You’re gonna fly high, you’re never gonna die
You’re gonna make it if you try they’re gonna love you..............


34 posted on 03/26/2014 1:59:53 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: 12th_Monkey
That one would be a good site for asteroid blasting practice.

"Houston, it blowed up real good!"

35 posted on 03/26/2014 2:00:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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(regarding Makemake)

The dwarf planet that gets no respect
http://www.mikebrownsplanets.com/2013/04/the-dwarf-planet-that-gets-no-respect.html


36 posted on 03/26/2014 2:20:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Rodd OB

I haven’t seen any dates as to when they’ll start broadcasting new episodes.


37 posted on 03/26/2014 2:22:37 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Red Badger

And this makes a significant difference to anybody’s life besides the guy who discovered the pink planet because of..... what?


38 posted on 03/26/2014 2:23:26 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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> I don’t want to be insensitive to the Plutophiles out there, but enough about Pluto, OK?. I’ve got my own mourning to do. By the same decision that relegated Pluto to a mere dwarf planet, Xena (aka 2003 UB313), which I discovered 19 months earlier ago, also got the official boot. For the past year it had been mostly known as “the tenth planet” for good reason: it was the largest object found in the solar system in 150 years and was bigger, even, than Pluto itself. This was the discovery that ultimately forced the hand of astronomers. Either this object was going to have to be called a planet like Pluto or both were going to have to go. When I discovered it and realized that it was, indeed, bigger than Pluto, I immediately called my wife and excitedly told her “I found a planet!”

http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/whatsaplanet/requiem.html


39 posted on 03/26/2014 2:23:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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OTOH, this site is still “The Nine Planets”

http://nineplanets.org/


40 posted on 03/26/2014 2:24:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: cripplecreek

yup. It’s been a pretty good day.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3137613/posts


41 posted on 03/26/2014 2:29:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ooh! Another extra APOD ping. Thanks again.

What’s with all this planet ludditeism? There are heavenly bodies out there that we weren’t able to detect before.
We may have lots of planets to discover. I’m looking forward to finding out what their names are going to be, and
how many of them there are. They’re not exactly in the comfort zone of the Sun, but once they’re terraformed, we
can probably populate all of them eventually.

I dream of a planet for all the communists. They won’t last long, but they’ll be out of our hair for a few generations.


42 posted on 03/26/2014 2:57:33 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Red Badger

One of the greatest albums ever.


43 posted on 03/26/2014 2:58:20 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: dfwgator

Good one!

Have a cigar.


44 posted on 03/26/2014 3:25:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

September is what I heard


45 posted on 03/26/2014 7:18:58 PM PDT by Rodd OB (24 year Simi Valleyer)
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related:

Far-Flung Space Crash May Help Solve Mystery of Moon’s Formation
National Geographic News | March 15, 2007 | Richard A. Lovett
Posted on 6/17/2007 12:45:48 AM by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1851547/posts


46 posted on 04/02/2014 11:29:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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