The Observant Astronomer

The passing scene as observed by an observant Jew, who daylights as an astronomer.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

The largest dwarf planet has been named

OK, no more references to "Xena". 2003 UB313 and its satellite now have official IAU approved names to go along with the official number given last week. The largest dwarf planet is now Eris and its moon is Dysnomia. Considering the ruckus it caused, a fitting name.


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