Walkabout the Galaxy
Planet 9, Pluto, Goblin
Astrophysics and Astronomy | Physics
Planet 9 is Pluto, but Planet X is back in the news with the discovery of another object in the deep and distant recesses of our solar system, nicknamed the Goblin! It adds another piece of evidence to the idea that a big planet-y thing is lurking our there. So the astroquarks start Halloween season off with a Goblin-themed episode with a planetary Goblin and goblin trivia. Get your spook on, plus a multitude of asteroid hoppers and news from the surface of Mars in the latest episode of Walkabout the Galaxy, the only one that is this actual episode!
The planet formerly known as "Planet 9" is the biggest bestest baddest planet in the solar system! I spit at Jupiter's red spot. I laugh at your puny, rocky planets, and I don't care about Saturn's rings. I'm the planet-est of planets, the planet that all others should be measured by and then, found wanting, discarded into the heap of non-planets. Egotron – it keeps going, and going, and going…!
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Colwell, Joshua; Dove, Adrienne; and Cooney, James, "Of Goblins and Planets" (2018). Walkabout the Galaxy Podcast. 61.