The Costume that SDCC Banned

July 28, 2011 at 11:11 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | 2 Comments
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For Adrianne Curry this costume was a bit too much even for that nerd prom, San Diego Comic Con — according to her tweet:

just got stopped by a ton of cops…my costume is illegal…the butt….sigh

Unfortunately we were unable to obtain a picture of the inappropriate “area”, so perhaps we’ll never know what the cops objected to.  With all the slave Leias running around it must have been…something.

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Pluto Gets A New Moon

July 28, 2011 at 10:12 am | Posted in Science News | 1 Comment
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This week for science Thursday it brings me great pleasure to report that the planet Pluto got a new moon this week. Or rather The “dwarf planet” Pluto. For that matter, it was a moon that was always there but we, the evolved primates of planet Earth, have just discovered it.

"I said sit Cerberus! Bad dog!"

Currently designated as “P4” by NASA, the name “Cerberus” is the favorite in the naming pool for the moment. Cerberus was the three headed, snarling, drooling, vicious hound that guarded the entrance to Hell in Greek mythology. Perhaps it is an appropriate name considering  the harshness of the conditions in that little corner of our solar system. While any part of the solar system that isn’t on the surface of the Earth may not be very conducive to human existence, the extreme cold temperatures of Pluto and it’s system are easily some of the harshest possible.

P4 is only between 8 and 21 miles in diameter. It was discovered on July 3RD after NASA technicians assigned to the Hubble Space Telescope noticed a faint dot on a long exposure photo of the Pluto system and decided to have a closer look. At that size it is the smallest of Pluto’s known moons, of which there are now four total.

The other three moons are Charon (Charon or Kharon is the ferryman of Hades in Greek mythology who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron), Hydra (an ancient Greek nameless serpent-like chthonic water beast that possessed many heads), and Nix (the Greek goddess of darkness).  All seemingly appropriate names as Pluto was actually the Roman god of the underworld.

The Hubble image of Cerberus and the Pluto system.

So welcome Cerberus, to our galactic community. We know you’ve been here some time now but shyly waited until now to be known. Perhaps one day we’ll swing by and say hello in person. Until then, try to stay warm and keep your kibble dry.

by Revmacd For Roqoo Depot – Where Science Meets Science Fiction

Happy Birthday, Drew Karpyshyn

July 28, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in Birthday, Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

Today Roqoo Depot wishes Star Wars author Drew Karpyshyn a very happy birthday! Drew turns the big 4-0 today so be sure to stop by on his Twitter page and congratulate him.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Drew grew up in the city of St. Albert. A long time Star Wars fan, according to Drew he dressed up as a Jawa Continue Reading Happy Birthday, Drew Karpyshyn…

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