Behold Arrokoth! The Jeb Bush of the Solar System

Out beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt, in the doldrums of the solar system, the forces of gravity were powered by a tepid gruel of space dust so thin that when this material accreted into larger bodies the collisions were so “low energy” that you end up with a dumbell formed by two nearby planetoids colliding in super slow motion.  In recognition of its defining characteristic I think it should be renamed Jeb!

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4 years ago

Actually, that’s funny!

I am so looking forward the astronomical body that we can name Shift! I’m thinking that a black hole would be way too significant and his name will end up on a white dwarf.

Tyler, the Portly Politico
Reply to  photog

Ha! Great post, photog. The planetoids even look like a sullen, downward face saying, “Please clap.”