September 15, 2006
Stay-Puft Marshmallow Planet

Today's "well that shouldn't be there" astronomical moment is being brought to us by this BBC article:

Astronomers have found a strange new world that has them pondering again the essential properties of a planet.

This new object, designated HAT-P-1, orbits one member of a pair of stars 450 light-years away in the constellation Lacerta.

Hell they can barely agree on what a planet is when it's in our solar system. Small wonder something that far away can cause problems.

Posted by scott at September 15, 2006 01:55 PM

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