Tuesday, September 7
Holy asteroids, Batman!
Okay, so the name. Amazingly, there are a couple dozen minor planets actually named after rock'n'rollers: the Stones, the Beatles, the Bee Gees, Zappa. . . yes, even Elvis! But, in fact, they may not be planets at all, but rather planetoids, or asteroids. Is that really a compliment to name an asteroid after someone as great as Eric Clapton? (Incidentally, Jimmy Hendrix doesn't have one though each of the Beatles has his own.)
Posted by Memphis Chix at 10:25 AM