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Posts Tagged ‘Moon’

Stewart: Bye Bye Jade Rabbit

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

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In a short clip seen on last night’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart dressed up as the doomed Chinese moon rover Jade Rabbit.

The moon rover Jade Rabbit, launched by China in December, suffered an unexpected technical malfunction and is expected to “die” early.

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Shatner Suggests Pluto Moon Names

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

A day after Internet users were asked to help name the fourth and fifth moons of Pluto, one of William Shatner‘s two suggestions has been added to the list of twelve put forth by the discoverers of those two moons.

The two tiny moons, only fifteen to twenty miles across each, were discovered in 2011 and 2012 and carry the labels P4 and P5.

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