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Lawless?

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.