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Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Year's Eve: Top Destinations

Objects: Pluto, the Natural Bridge on Mars and the Exoplanets
Mood: Sick

The Cryptical Galaxy suggests three top destinations to spend New Year's Eve. Since every corner of the Earth is either filled with a firework cocktail of terrorist activities, invigorating pollution or pure random boredom, it was inevitable to propose some refreshing places.
So after some thinking, here are this year's hottest planetary picks:

01. Pluto
The ex-ninth planet saw itself dethroned from the circle of the regular Solar System planets to become a dwarf planet.

This has of course upset many astronomers as well as sky gazing amateurs. To make up for what has been a tough year on Pluto, the former planet proposes a concoction of vivid emotions to recreate its history: from its discovery in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh to its demotion in 2006. A newly crafted petition will also be presented to be signed by the attendees in an attempt to let Pluto regain its 9th Planet status.

02. The Natural Lava Bridge on Mars
As part of its efforts to attract humans to preview how life on Mars should be in a couple of centuries, the event organizers are planning to have a splashy New Year on this December-photographed Bridge on the Red Planet. It lies between two hills, and is believed to be the "only remainder of lava tube that once existed in the Tartarus Colles region."

The Party will take place on the actual bridge with, if the meteorological conditions permit it, direct live streams from the Earth as seen from Mars.

03. The Exoplanets
Can you believe there are (until now) more than six billion Jupiter-like exoplanets in the Milky Way only? Kind of like an exoplanet for each human being! Interesting huh? That means each can celebrate New Year not only on the planet of his choice, but also on the constellation he desires, since these exoplanets are found everywhere!

So if you feel like you want a radical change from the whole solar system, there is a place for each and every one of us out there!
(The picture is of the first exoplanet to have been photographed in 2005, which is rotating arounf the brown dwarf 2M1207 in the Hydra constellation.)



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