The tenth planet gets a name

by Diane Duane

Or the second planette. (Or dwarf planet, or planetoid, or whatever-the-F we’re calling the Small Guys Out Past Neptune this week.)

Anyway: the planet formerly known as Xena is now Eris. …Which makes so much sense, given recent events. And her moon is Dysnomia. (Which I would otherwise have pegged as the word for the syndrome that makes you hate naming things, but never mind.)

But now let’s get serious. What’s the new body’s symbol?

It really ought to be an apple.

[tags]dwarf planet, planette, planetoid, Xena, planet, new planet, tenth planet, Eris, Dysnomia [/tags]

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