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Cheese everywhere?

It’s been known for a long time that the moon consists of cheese ;) .Wallace & Gromit also have proven this – now the entire space could have holes like Swiss cheese. At least that’s what Valerio Marra and his colleagues say: Many holes without any matter could appear to us like the effects of dark energy, and without the need for accelerated expansion.

And let’s be honest, a cheese universe is quite more likeable than one full of dark energy, isn’t it?. :mrgreen:


So the dwarf planet 2003 UB313 and its moon, previously nicknamed Xena (played by Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle, who were (among others) responsible for a lot of dispute and, erm, strife and discord not only among astronomers recently – even causing Pluto to lose its official status of a real planet –, are now officially named Eris (after the Greek goddess of strife and discord) and Dysnomia (demon of lawlessness, a child of Eris).

Now that’s what I call good naming…

Read what the “Bad Astronomer” writes about it.