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Nnicolette

We really need to work on these names.

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bison

The image at the top of the [Popular Mechanics] article is not the newly discovered Kuiper Belt Object 'Farfarout'. It is Ultima Thule, which is pretty far out itself, but not that far. Farfarout would appear as a barely discernible speck.

It may eventually receive a more formal name, subject to the usual protocols for naming space objects. Given sufficient confirmation of its existence, the discoverer may propose a permanent name for it. Due to delays built into this process, Farfarout may be known by its present name for quite some time.   

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Saru

If they find another one even more distant, will it be called FarFarFarOut ? :huh:

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bison

Yes. I could see that happening. There are an immense number of objects in the Kuiper Belt. We'll probably run out of names before it runs out of objects! 

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Unfortunately
56 minutes ago, Saru said:

If they find another one even more distant, will it be called FarFarFarOut ? :huh:

I vote for FurtherOut. :P

"FarOutDude"

"FarTheeWell"

Okay, I'll stop. :lol:

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

"Too far far far out " :-)

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-Nuke-

When they find the next its generic name will be "TheOutsideFarFarOutSoSuperFarFarFarOut" aka "TheChickYouNeverHadAChanceWith" TCYNHACW-1204837b

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'Walt' E. Kurtz
3 minutes ago, -Nuke- said:

When they find the next its generic name will be "TheOutsideFarFarOutSoSuperFarFarFarOut" aka "TheChickYouNeverHadAChanceWith" TCYNHACW-1204837b

Or WYHIWYG :-)

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'Walt' E. Kurtz
1 hour ago, Impedancer said:

Or WYHIWYG :-)

What you hear is what you get

Wyhiwyg :-)

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Unfortunately

As much as I think this is hilarious

 

...I feel like crying on the inside.

Names used to be important. :lol:

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

Hmm it should be named the resturant at the end of the universe.:-)

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Waspie_Dwarf
On 2/26/2019 at 5:06 PM, Nnicolette said:

We really need to work on these names.

This isn't it's name. It's only a nickname given to it by the astronomers until it is designated an official name by the International Astronomical Union.

Most Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) are named after deities from minor religions. For example when TNO 136472 was discovered it was nicknamed Easter Bunny. It was given the official name Makemake after one of the deities that were worshipped on Easter Island.

 

On 2/26/2019 at 7:28 PM, Saru said:

If they find another one even more distant, will it be called FarFarFarOut ? :huh:

I vote to call the next one Tipperary, after all, as the song says, "it's a long way to Tipperary".

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Likely Guy
On 2/26/2019 at 12:23 PM, Unfortunately said:

I vote for FurtherOut. :P

"FarOutDude"

"FarTheeWell"

Okay, I'll stop. :lol:

I vote for "Way Cool".

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