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Ocasio-Cortez has an Asteroid named after her, here's why.
Science Alert ^ | June 2018 | David Mosher

Posted on 06/28/2018 12:27:34 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

As 28-year-old Ocasio-Cortez begins her meteoric rise in politics – observers have pointed out that she has an asteroid named after her, called 23238 Ocasio-Cortez.

"It's true! Science was my first passion," she tweeted on June 12, adding that the asteroid was named in honour of longevity experiments she conducted out of Mt. Sinai Health System in New York.

"My research won 2nd place globally in Microbiology at @intel ISEF," she said in the tweet, referring to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. "At [Boston University] I started as science major, changed to Econ ???? #nerdalert"

The asteroid in question was discovered on November 20, 2000, by the Lincoln Observatory Near-Earth Asteroid Research.

Not anyone can officially name an asteroid: That duty belongs International Astronomical Union, the world's official record-keeper of celestial objects. According to IAU rules, the person or people who discover an asteroid get 10 years to suggest a name.

Jenifer Evans, an electrical engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, was one of the lead scientists on LINEAR along with her boss Grant Stokes – so they had the naming rights to all the asteroids the program found.

Evans and Stokes decided to keep things "honorable" by handing out asteroid names to the winners of top science and engineering fairs for students.

Evans said naming "safe" asteroids after students was very deliberate.

"We want to assure all the students that their asteroid will never impact Earth," Evans said.

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


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: asteroid; berniesanders; cortez; elections; joecrowley; moonbats; nasa; newyork; ocasiocortez; ocaviocortez; spaceballs; spacecadet
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1 posted on 06/28/2018 12:27:34 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

“Asteroid”, huh? How about a hemorrhoid named after her?


2 posted on 06/28/2018 12:31:37 PM PDT by FrankR ( Winners NEVER cheat, and Cheaters NEVER win.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Wow, she went to BU and still ended up an antisemitic witch.

That’s a serious character flaw.


3 posted on 06/28/2018 12:32:55 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Doesn’t mean she’ll be a star.


4 posted on 06/28/2018 12:33:20 PM PDT by windowdude
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Have the Space Force send her to visit it.


5 posted on 06/28/2018 12:35:07 PM PDT by GnuThere
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

An asteroid is a lifeless, cold lump of nothing. Fitting.


6 posted on 06/28/2018 12:35:54 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Next up: the Nobel Prize.


7 posted on 06/28/2018 12:39:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Why is “Jenifer” only spelled with one n?


8 posted on 06/28/2018 12:40:26 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

“begins her meteoric career”?lol, she won one race, whoop-de-doo. Identity politics has consequences.


9 posted on 06/28/2018 12:40:47 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: GnuThere

Have Space Force send her to visit it.


One way trip.
I’m sure she would agree that this would reduce her carbon footprint and help save the environment by using less fuel.


10 posted on 06/28/2018 12:42:54 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End non-citizen voting ,vote fraud & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: BenLurkin

You know who is crying, sobbing and inconsolable that someone got ahead of him to have an asteroid named after them?

Governor Jerry Brown, aka MOONBEAM.
The space aliens’ emanations in the form of secret moonbeam messages told Jerry he would be next-—not her.


11 posted on 06/28/2018 12:45:32 PM PDT by frank ballenger (End non-citizen voting ,vote fraud & leftist media news censorship or we're finished.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

no one wants to have sex with an asteroid either


12 posted on 06/28/2018 12:46:26 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: nwrep
Why is “Jenifer” only spelled with one n?

Why is there an "L" in lisp?

13 posted on 06/28/2018 12:47:41 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Watch the propaganda here - she didn’t win an all encompassing science fair. She placed 2nd in her division (microbiology - 18 divisions in all ) of her REGION.

Now she still won $1500 but I haven’t found the original study yet (longevity studies of anti-oxidants) but this doesn’t mark her as a super genius.


14 posted on 06/28/2018 12:49:12 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

She also sent $50 to International Star Registry, and a record of a star with her name on it is stored in the U.S. Copyright Office.


15 posted on 06/28/2018 12:51:16 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

My son works as a technician on a solar observatory satellite that takes frequent images of the son. They told him when he started that he got naming rights to any comets he discovered.

Apparently it’s happened, but he never got one. Tomorrow’s his last day on that job. Moving on to control an entire array of satellites.


16 posted on 06/28/2018 12:52:26 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I saw an interview of her. She was asked if she wanted to impeach Trump and she said there was a strong case to do so. The reporter then asked her on what grounds and she said there was a strong case to do so. Nothing is there.


17 posted on 06/28/2018 1:01:44 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Wait, she is a former patient? Escaped?


18 posted on 06/28/2018 1:01:45 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Because she’ll be incredibly destructive?


19 posted on 06/28/2018 1:50:45 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: FrankR

I was thinking a dingleberry would be even more appropriate


20 posted on 06/28/2018 2:13:48 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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