Apparently Xena was not the only solar body renamed this week by the International Astronomical Union. In an attempt to align all planet and dwarf planet names along the Greek pantheon theme, a group of rather overzealous and somewhat tipsy astronomers packed into the conference’s overflow area within the hotel’s cocktail lounge agreed unaminously last night that yet another solar body should be renamed, reclassified, and remarketted.
You see, all those silly star-gazers thousands of years ago, too busy to be distracted from watching the sky simply forgot about the one mass of rock beneath their feet.
When asked how they came up with that particular name one recovering astronomer said, “We were having a hell of a time. Do you always lean like that when you …?”
More on this after we wake someone else up.
But I digress