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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 06/05/2006 :  15:15:44  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
The two asteroids named 106537 McCarthy & 106545 Colanduno has their names as a tribute to our friends, Swoopy and Derek of the Skepticality Podcast.

They are on official NASA pages and there's a wikipedia note on it too.

Cool, huh?

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 06/05/2006 :  15:19:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mabuse

The two asteroids named 106537 McCarthy & 106545 Colanduno has their names as a tribute to our friends, Swoopy and Derek of the Skepticality Podcast.

They are on official NASA pages and there's a wikipedia note on it too.

Cool, huh?

That's freaking awesome! Good for them.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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HalfMooner
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Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2006 :  15:29:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Wonderful, so long as neither asteroid becomes a "killer." That would make the naming a lot less of an honor. These aren't earth-orbit-crossing 'stoids, are they?


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Dr. Mabuse
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Sweden
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Posted - 06/05/2006 :  16:45:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Wonderful, so long as neither asteroid becomes a "killer." That would make the naming a lot less of an honor. These aren't earth-orbit-crossing 'stoids, are they?



Click my NASA link to see Colanduno's orbit.

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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 06/05/2006 :  16:50:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Now, time to get ourselves an asteroid...

"Why are you afraid of something you're not even sure exists?"
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2006 :  17:11:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Thank you, Dr. Mabuse! Clearly from that Java graphic, at least Colanduno is in a "safe" and honorable orbit.

Siberia wished: "Now, time to get ourselves an asteroid..."

Don't be so quick to ask for one, my dear. I've had asteroids, and they are most unpleasant.



Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 06/05/2006 17:11:39
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13463 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2006 :  17:40:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
HalfMooner:
Don't be so quick to ask for one, my dear. I've had asteroids, and they are most unpleasant.

Hey Mooner, did you name them?

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
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Posted - 06/05/2006 :  18:15:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

I've had asteroids, and they are most unpleasant.
Did you see an astronaut to get rid of them, or did they go away on their own?

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2006 :  18:29:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kil

quote:
HalfMooner:
Don't be so quick to ask for one, my dear. I've had asteroids, and they are most unpleasant.

Hey Mooner, did you name them?


I didn't name them with any words I'd want to repeat within these hallowed halls.
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

quote:
Originally posted by HalfMooner

I've had asteroids, and they are most unpleasant.
Did you see an astronaut to get rid of them, or did they go away on their own?

For a long time, I neglected them and just sat on the problem. Eventually, I went to a specialist and had them asselerated to an orbit near Uranus.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 06/05/2006 18:31:18
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13463 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2006 :  19:08:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
HalfMooner:
For a long time, I neglected them and just sat on the problem. Eventually, I went to a specialist and had them asselerated to an orbit near Uranus.

YIKES!!!

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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