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  • #16
    This Thor's Day is indeed one to celebrate. Praise Thor! Thank his mighty hammer for he has saved us from the Shadows!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
      This Thor's Day is indeed one to celebrate. Praise Thor! Thank his mighty hammer for he has saved us from the Shadows!

      Well well well..
      We'll see what in the end NASA and New Horizons team decide in Jan 2018.

      Perhaps they love "Peanut" much more.

      Stefan

      --
      Sinclair: "Stay close to the Vorlon. And watch out for shadows.
      They move when you're not looking at them."

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      • #18
        Originally posted by B5-Stefan View Post
        Well well well..
        We'll see what in the end NASA and New Horizons team decide in Jan 2018.

        Perhaps they love "Peanut" much more.

        Stefan

        --
        Sinclair: "Stay close to the Vorlon. And watch out for shadows.
        They move when you're not looking at them."


        Thor Smashes Peanut with his mighty hammer.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
          Thor Smashes Peanut with his mighty hammer.
          Result: Thor's(tm) Peanut Butter
          Tastes best!

          Ste fan

          --
          Sinclair: "Stay close to the Vorlon. And watch out for shadows.
          They move when you're not looking at them."

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          • #20
            NASA (New Horizons team) finally did choose the "official" nickname for "2014 MU69".
            It's the sixth in order of the public voting: "Ultima Thule".

            So not "Thor's Hammer Mjoelnir" nor "ZHa'Dum" got it, which were first and second in order.

            But I must state that this public ballot was a JMS voting in the first place.
            Mr. Straczynski, You could be proud of.

            http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/...?page=20180313
            http://www.frontierworlds.org/vote-tally

            B5-Stefan


            --
            Sinclair: "Stay close to the Vorlon. And watch out for shadows.
            They move when you're not looking at them."

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            • #21
              Bah. Humbug. Astronauts aren't any fun.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Delenn_of_Mir View Post
                Bah. Humbug. Astronauts aren't any fun.
                If it makes you feel any better, Ultima Thule was the name of a planet in the Space: 1999 episode "Death's Other Dominion".

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by alpha128 View Post
                  If it makes you feel any better, Ultima Thule was the name of a planet in the Space: 1999 episode "Death's Other Dominion".
                  Silly decision!
                  If the next deep space probe encounters a new far more distant Kuiper Belt body, would they name it "New Ultima Thule Subject"?
                  That would be "NUTS"?

                  B5-Stefan


                  --
                  George W. Bush about the Donald Trump inauguration speech:
                  "That was some weird shit"

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by alpha128 View Post
                    If it makes you feel any better, Ultima Thule was the name of a planet in the Space: 1999 episode "Death's Other Dominion".
                    I"m not sure I've ever seen that show. I guess it's okay that they still chose a geeky name. But no, doesn't really make me feel any better. (shakes head)

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