69th moon discovered orbiting Jupiter


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/13/69th-moon-discovered-orbiting.html


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wait, so it was 67, then jumped to 69? soooo, is it actually two moons, you know, “together?”

…space high-five-dude bachelor sex pad?


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Isn’t “Moon 69” some horrible movie?


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This is getting named Eros, right?


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More Jupiter porn:


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Ugh. I’d complain about dinky little rocks like that being called moons, but the last time astronomers got fussy about things like that, we lost Pluto.


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We’ve found 69, but we have mislaid about 11 of those, so the actual total we can point to with confidence is only 58.

(The missing 11 have probably already been repurposed as supervillain lairs).


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My thoughts exactly. Are they sure it’s a moon?


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It exists, but is oddly not porn:


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I came here to post exactly this.


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69 moons and there are none that go both ways?


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There’s already a dog-chew asteroid called Eros, that might give us some 5 x dinosaur killer loving in the far future.


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Oh, I know.


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Huh. That is surprising.