Hey, get this: The International Astronomical Union, the world's recognized authority when it comes to naming things we can barely see and may never actually stand on, has chosen twenty stars and is letting the public name them and their planets. By voting on the internet.
|Got a pulse and an internet connection? Then you're qualified to name entire worlds.|
|Johann Elert Bode: the man personally|
responsible for 200 years of Uranus jokes.
|Pictured: Planet Daenerys in the|
Khaleesi system. Because the internet.
I mean, if the colony on Kepler-329-D is being overrun with xenomorphs and you need to call in an orbital nuclear strike, you don't want the space marines bombing Planet Kepler-329-B by mistake just because of shitty subspace reception, do you?
|"No you idiot, Kepler-three-two-niner-D...what? No, D as in dickweed.|
Ok, just-just, forget it, I'll blow the queen out an airlock myself. Again."
-Ellen Ripley, seriously sick of this shit
|"So you're from Earth which, if my universal|
translator is functioning correctly, also means dirt.
And you've named our planet Doritos Prime? I see."
|"Houston, this is Commander Jenkins, do you copy? I've landed on the surface of |
<sigh> Pikachu Spongebob V and-no, you know what? Fuck this. Houston this is
Empress Jenkins the First calling from the surface of Planet Jenkins. Acknowledge."