2000 EB173 gets a name
August 24, 2003 4:48 AM   Subscribe

Large rock named Huya! 3 years after being discovered a large object (?) orbiting the sun has been named.
posted by rdr (8 comments total)
"We cannot be alone in the universe," he told reporters. "It's like thinking there is only one elephant in the jungle." And anybody who thinks we are alone should join the flat earth society.
posted by Keyser Soze at 4:58 AM on August 24, 2003

So where is everyone?
posted by grahamwell at 7:03 AM on August 24, 2003

HOO-HAH!! Al Pacino must be a very happy man.
posted by riffola at 7:17 AM on August 24, 2003

Oh come on, do they think we are really fooled? THAT my friends is a death star....
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 7:40 AM on August 24, 2003

i have a bad feeling about this
posted by poopy at 7:52 AM on August 24, 2003

And here I thought HUYA was the acronym for Head Up Your Ass.
posted by bwg at 8:10 AM on August 24, 2003

[H]ua. heard quite a bit in blackhawk down. reportedly stands for heard, understood, acknowledged.

Posted by grabbingsand at January 16, 2002 02:07 PM
posted by SPrintF at 9:05 AM on August 24, 2003

History of the Hoo-Ah: Tracking an exclamation.

Though hailed at the time of its discovery as the 2nd largest asteroid after Ceres, both have since been outstripped in apparent diameter by Quaoar, Varuna, and Ixion. All are Trans-Neptunian Objects, fka the (posited, but unconfirmed) Kuiper Belt of outer asteroids. Though the IAU wussed out, clearly Pluto is no planet, but the king of the TNOs ... for now. I wonder what will happen if one is discovered in the outer darkness that really beats Pluto; at this point, it seems only a matter of time.
posted by dhartung at 10:31 PM on August 24, 2003

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