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New planet nicknamed after Biden
The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | March 26, 2014 | Justin Sink

Posted on 03/26/2014 10:15:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Astronomers have nicknamed a new dwarf planet circling the sun at the outer edges of the solar system after Vice President Joe Biden.

According to Nature, a leading scientific journal, the object's official designation is 2012 VP113. But the team studying its orbit around the sun colloquially refer to the planet as just "VP" or "Biden," after the sitting vice president.

The object won't carry an official title until scientists collect more data. After determining its orbit, they'll submit a formal name to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) for consideration. The Biden dwarf is the second such object to be discovered in the area beyond Pluto. The object is 280 miles across, and an estimated minus 430 degrees.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012vp113; asteroid; astronomy; biden; catastrophism; dwarfplanet; kbo; minorplanet; pinkplanet; pluto; science; xplanets
The jokes just write themselves.
1 posted on 03/26/2014 10:15:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone wanted to name an asteroid after Trayvon Martin. Now a new planet after Biden. Wonderful........


2 posted on 03/26/2014 10:16:50 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uranus ain’t new. Neither is Pluto.


3 posted on 03/26/2014 10:17:03 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

wait until sheila jackson lee hears about this. she’ll be wanting to see something left on “Biden” by the astronauts.


4 posted on 03/26/2014 10:20:12 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about “three words:” a dumbass biden planet.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 10:20:54 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

dumbass-77?


6 posted on 03/26/2014 10:23:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they found a planet that revolves around its own ass?


7 posted on 03/26/2014 10:24:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must have an eccentric orbit


8 posted on 03/26/2014 10:24:40 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But we already have a planet called Uranus. Maybe they could just call it Plagiare, that would be appropriate or perhaps intelligious minor, Planet Idiota or even Balatro Major!


9 posted on 03/26/2014 10:27:41 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Just adding, not pinging, this is the third topic about it.
 
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10 posted on 03/26/2014 10:30:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Biden dwarf is the second such object to be discovered in the area beyond Pluto

Perfect. Put that on The Gaffer's tombstone.

11 posted on 03/26/2014 10:31:52 PM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: Secret Agent Man
PREFECT !©

12 posted on 03/26/2014 10:35:14 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

13 posted on 03/26/2014 10:38:42 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And it's orbiting around a bloviating planet called sphincter.
14 posted on 03/26/2014 10:40:27 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Planet Biteme?


15 posted on 03/26/2014 10:45:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not a scientist, so it’s impossible for me to grasp how it is that some of them could be this ignorant.

Seriously, what doubt is left that Biden and Obama are two of the most mentally challenged political figures in the history of Washington, D. C.?

And so some nimrods actually name a spacial object after Biden.

Our scientific standing just dropped 47 points world-wide.


16 posted on 03/26/2014 10:58:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Planet... Dope?


17 posted on 03/26/2014 11:10:38 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moronus


18 posted on 03/26/2014 11:12:51 PM PDT by twister881
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about “Uranus Two?”

Or Upper Uranus?

I actually liked Moronius. An apt description of Lunch Pail Joe.


19 posted on 03/26/2014 11:29:02 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

So, was this the big announcement coming from Brazil?
In Portuguese ?


20 posted on 03/26/2014 11:34:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well is planet Biden a Gas Giant or cold rock..because Biden can be both


21 posted on 03/26/2014 11:59:14 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Did you know that they’ve discovered rings around Uranus?


22 posted on 03/27/2014 12:06:18 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: TigersEye

Slojo.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 12:08:43 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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To: vette6387

So that’s what was causing the pain in my ass. Thought it was just Obama’s policies.

Gotta tell my granddaughter to stop leaving her things in my chair. Kids, you gotta love them.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 12:13:32 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Salamander

LOL That is very good!


25 posted on 03/27/2014 12:34:08 AM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Captain’s Log, Stardate 44390.1. We’re in orbit around the planet Plugs. We’ve conducted a full sensor scan and have discovered no sign of intelligence.”


26 posted on 03/27/2014 12:42:17 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The planet Ignoramus.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 12:43:25 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, we can already know that it’s a planet with a foot and mouth.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 1:45:08 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Pelham

Since “Pluto” is taken, Goofy would seem logical.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 3:15:12 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey,this is a big f******** deal!


30 posted on 03/27/2014 3:56:18 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Secret Agent Man

Dumbo, Plugs, A-Hole, Clueless, Gaff, and list goes on and on.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 4:11:15 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They named the new planet CRAP or could it be Dumb & Dumber?


32 posted on 03/27/2014 5:13:12 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’ve renamed Bizzaro World?


33 posted on 03/27/2014 5:35:39 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Joe Biden
34 posted on 03/27/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Jim Robinson

I was thinking “Goofy”.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 6:36:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Planet Biden - just like Uranus.


36 posted on 03/27/2014 6:36:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

“Since “Pluto” is taken, Goofy would seem logical.”

We have a winner!


37 posted on 03/27/2014 7:06:50 AM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Astronomer #1: “Quick, we need a name for this thing!”
Astronomer #2: “Hmm... Well, it’s an object beyond Uranus...”


38 posted on 03/27/2014 8:11:00 AM PDT by InfraRed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How did they know the planetoid was hollow inside?


39 posted on 03/27/2014 8:25:35 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: MrB

Just corrected the new planet’s name at another post. There was a spelling mistake. It’s not BIDEN, it’s “BIDET” because its related to assholes and Lunch Bucket Joe is one of the biggest of them all.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 3:52:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Makes sense. It’s highly eccentric, slow, and incredibly dim.


41 posted on 03/28/2014 8:28:49 AM PDT by messierhunter
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42 posted on 04/02/2014 11:29:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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