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Originally posted by grrm at The Horrors on Pluto
Mordor is on Pluto! Who knew?

Okay, got to admit, I think it is really cool that some of the features New Horizons is finding on Pluto (our ninth planet, dammit!!!) and its moon Charon are being named Mordor and Cthulhu. Who says science fiction and fantasy haven't arrived? J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft have entered realms previously reserved for Greek and Roman gods.

Those ice mountains they've found are very cool too, and clearly need to be named the Mountains of Madness. And of course when New Horizons sails on, deeper in the black realms beyond the solar system and finds a sinister tenth planet, we MUST name it Yuggoth. Especially if it is covered in fungus. (Which would be mind-blowing).

I am disappointed that no alien ruins or black monoliths have turned up yet, but I don't suppose you can have everything.

So hurrah for JRRT, hurrah for HPL, and hurrah for NASA and JPL. Nice to know they're fans.

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martianmooncrab
Jul. 15th, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
no alien ruins or black monoliths have turned up yet,

cloaking devices...
vizsludraugas
Jul. 18th, 2015 01:00 am (UTC)
Or the photos are being deliberately hidden from us by scientists trying to spare humanity from what can't be unseen.
martianmooncrab
Jul. 18th, 2015 06:49 am (UTC)
the ususal goverment cover up of course..
vizsludraugas
Jul. 18th, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
Well, nowadays, that means it's leaked within a day or two, so let's hope not.
martianmooncrab
Jul. 18th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
if run by the Elder Ghods, then... bwhahahahahah... anyone who hears will be converted.
kiki60
Jul. 15th, 2015 09:28 pm (UTC)
Pluto
I wasn't sleeping last night, and I was listening to the radio. They had a Planetologist on who was talking about the events in 2006 when Pluto was named a Dwarf Planet. Apparently Cosmologist, and Planetologist have different definitions on what a planet is. Cosmologist are concern with planets on the galactic scale, while Planetologist are concerned object it's self. It's a the difference between space, and geology. If Cosmologist and Planetologist were MD., they would be General Practitioners, and Brain Surgeons, respectively. When the vote came on Pluto, of course the specialist lost. Fearing open debate, the Cosmologist then took flawed opinion to the papers. Now Pluto is a Dwarf Planet. Not all hope is lost, the Planetologist are reopening the debate while Pluto is hot news.
greygirlbeast
Jul. 16th, 2015 04:07 am (UTC)
Re: Pluto

I think this is one of the silliest arguments in history. I will never understand the non-scientists obsessed with clasing Pluto as a planet.
philrancid
Jul. 17th, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
How intimidated would you be by the discovery of a tenth planet covered in fungus? Given what a fungus usually requires to thrive on our planet?
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