Monday, August 01, 2005

Fun facts about the 10th planet

Scientist at Caltech claim to discover the 10th planet. Apparently there is still some debate over whether it should count as a planet or as a really cold rock orbiting around the sun. The rest of the planets in the solar system are named after Greek/Roman gods ie. Jupiter and Mercury. However, the scientists have proposed to name the planet 'Xena' after the Xena Warrior Princess. Here are some other tidbits about the 10th planet
  • The planet is 3 times as far away from the Sun as Pluto and a year on planet 'Xena' lasts 204,000 days.
  • The Scientists were planning to keep 'Xena' secret for a little longer until Hackers found out and threatened to leak it to the press.

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