2003 UB313

BBC: Astronomers detect '10th planet'

Astronomers in the United States have announced the discovery of the 10th planet to orbit our Sun…

Designated 2003 UB313, it is about 3,000km across, a world of rock and ice and somewhat larger than Pluto.

This in the same week that an amazing ice lake was found on Mars. A fantastic discovery!

I do hope they don't name it Goofy, or Edna, or anything stupid like that.

I suppose the discovery of a new planet is going to force all those astrologers into a major rethink. If you think about it, it's strange they've been so uncannily accurate all these years, when they've unwittingly been leaving an entire planet out of their calculations.

Mind you, it's the late Gustav Holst I feel most sorry for: as if being dead wasn't bad enough, his most famous work is now hopelessly out of date.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. They should have named it 'UB 40' as it is round & pale. Did you see those pictures of Ali Campbell in the sunday papers?

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