Skip to comments.Newfound pink world lurks at solar system fringes
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ 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.
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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 its 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)
Pink Planet Ping!................
Planet Claire? (It has pink air.)
Planet Claire, The B-52s
Pink? Is the name of this planet “Gayanus?
Which one’s Pink?
She drove a Plymouth Satellite faster than the speed of light.
FINALLY! A home world for the Gays!!
Did panthers evolve there?
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Read that on Space.com. Pretty cool. We have no idea what is in cold storage at the edge of our solar system.
WTH, extra to APoD, along with a link to the impermissable graphic that will soon be deleted.
think it might have Rock Lobsters at the love shack?
Which One is Pink?
Oh...and have a cigar.
Distant new world may point to undiscovered planets in solar system
Todays 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
You mean the 7th planet.
Is this the “GAY” planet perchance?
yes...it has a weird orbit...it circles uranus
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 wara 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.
Poor Pluto. At least it has some company out there now on the island of misfit not-good-enough-to-be-real planets.
Only 6 months until the latest doctor starts his reign. I can’t wait.
Asteroids with rings now too.
I'm hoping it's bacon. An entire planet of bacon.
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.
Hmmm. You present a very difficult set of choices. Back to the observatory to look for a tie breaker.
Cross out Pelosi and Reid planet
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..............
"Houston, it blowed up real good!"
The dwarf planet that gets no respect
I haven’t seen any dates as to when they’ll start broadcasting new episodes.
And this makes a significant difference to anybody’s life besides the guy who discovered the pink planet because of..... what?
> 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!”
OTOH, this site is still “The Nine Planets”
yup. It’s been a pretty good day.
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.
One of the greatest albums ever.
Have a cigar.
September is what I heard
Far-Flung Space Crash May Help Solve Mystery of Moon’s Formation
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