Weekend Trivia ~ Saturday
Happy Saturday Morning, Cottagers!! It's grey looking here, but promising to clear up, they say. Who are 'they', anyway??
In 2003 astronomers found a red planet, lurking out past Pluto, and named it Sedna. It has the longest orbital period of any known large object in the Solar System, calculated at around 11,400 years. It is thought one rotation takes 20 to 50 Earth days. It was lovely, solitary and unique. It is one of the reddest of all the planets, in fact. For years, they searched for similar bodies. Then, this March - Bingo. They found 2012 VP113, a lovely shade of pink.
So, here are a few questions:
1. What is the new planets nickname?
2. What do scientists speculate is the reason for the pink colour?
3. It is believed that both objects share their origins in the Oort cloud which exists on the edge of the cosmographical boundary of the Solar System. What is this cloud renowned for?
4. What is the new planet's nickname?
5. What does the word Sedna mean?
Hmmm....careful what you wish for, eh TM? I do have clues for the above, and some are self-evident. I suspect Bobbies DH will know #5!!!