The one who caused chaos and strife

2003 UB313 finally has a name, and thankfully it is not named “Xena.” Because it is larger than Pluto, this distant object threw the world of astronomy into chaos when it was discovered, eventually leading to the downgrading of Pluto to the lowly status of “dwarf planet.”

The International Astronomical Union has decided on the name “Eris” for this icy body. Eris, appropriately, was the Greek goddess of chaos and strife.

Grace and Peace

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