Xena out, Eris in.

I said in my post from August 24, that I thought that the reason that Pluto was dropped as a planet because otherwise they would have to take the dwarf planet “Xena”. In an obvious effort to prevent that from ever happening, the official name assigned to that dwarf planet is now “Eris”, not Xena after all. And Xena’s moon, poor little Gabrielle will henceforth be know as “Dysnomia”. The article I read about this says that Dysnomia is Eris’ daughter, a demon spirit of lawlessness, and this is a nod to the actress that played Xena, Lucy Lawless. Yeah, right.

Hail Eris! All Hail discordia!

topic:[astronomy]
topic:[pluto]
topic:[xena]
topic:[gabrielle]

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