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Posted By: ephebos on: 09/14/2006 02:18:36 ET
Subject: Xena has her real name, and I love it!

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"Xena" at long last, has her real name. And I'd like to shake the hand of whoever came up with it, because I don't think there's been a more appropriate name bestowed on a planet since the classical period.

It's name is 136199 Eris.

That's Eris, as in Discord. How brilliant is that? The planet that was a little golden apple thrown among astronomers and set them arguing amongst themselves.

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