Sneaky New Planet Discovered Lurking Behind Pluto!

Posted: October 20, 2016 in Humor, News, Science
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We see you, 2014 UZ224.

NPR: A new face has been added to the solar system’s family portrait: Scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet looping around the sun in the region beyond Pluto.

The dwarf planet, called 2014 UZ224, measures about 330 miles across and is located about 8.5 billion miles from the sun, NPR reported today. For comparison, Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, is about 750 miles in diameter, and reaches a maximum distance of about 4.5 billion miles from the sun.

Seriously? That’s the name we gave the sneaky little new planet? 2014 UZ224? How the hell do you even say that? “Hey, welcome to the solar system 2014 UZ 224!” That’s just awkward, man. Poor little guy. Especially since all the cool planets have names like Jupiter, Venus and Mars. And of course we can’t forget Uranus.

Anyway, you’re better than that, scientists. Get it together.

PS- Let me be the first to nominate a better name – Little Kevin. I like it.

PPS- Whenever I get a chance to slip a joke about Uranus in there I take it.

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