Xkcd: Get Your Phil of Naming Planets

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Aug. 19 2013 1:00 PM

Xkcd: Get Your Phil of Naming Planets

No day is a total loss when you’re mentioned in the fantabulous Web comic xkcd.

xkcd and planet names
Hey, they're not all bad.

Art by Randall Munroe

Click through to get the list of planet names and pay attention at Tau Ceti. And I love that this happened on the same day I waded back into the “Is Pluto a planet?” debate. I swear, I didn’t planet that way.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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