Sedna


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Sedna

(ˈsɛdnə)
n
(Placename) a red planet-like object, roughly half the size of the Earth's moon, orbiting the sun but considerably beyond Pluto; discovered in 2003
[C21: after the Inuit goddess of the ocean]
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Noun1.Sedna - a planetoid of rock and ice about three-quarters the size of Pluto discovered in 2003; the most distant object known to orbit around the sun
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My house is your house," said Kotuko; "but I think that we shall both go to Sedna together.
Now Sedna is the Mistress of the Underworld, and the Inuit believe that every one who dies must spend a year in her horrible country before going to Quadliparmiut, the Happy Place, where it never freezes and the fat reindeer trot up when you call.
We shall go to Sedna soon--very soon," the girl whispered.
Named after the Innuit goddess of the ocean, Sedna is the most distant object yet found orbiting the Sun and is eight billion miles away from the Earth - three times further away from the Sun than Pluto.
The discovery of Sedna is the most exciting scientific achievement ever.
It comes when Pluto's status as a planet is being challenged - perhaps it ought to be regarded as more like Sedna than the inner eight planets.
Theorists have simulated such a situation, finding that if our Sun originated in at least a moderately dense birth cluster (with a core packing 300 solar masses or more in a single cubic light-year), the gravitational interaction of our system with other stars could have produced IOC objects like Sedna and 2012 [VP.
113] confirmed that Sedna is not a fluke but is possibly the first of a large population of icy bodies distinct from others in the rest of the solar system.
Por eso, aquel 14 de octubre el anuncio de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacion no opaco la euforia del gobernador: ese dia se inauguro la nueva Torre de Especialidades de Sedna Hospital, del cual es accionista mayoritaria su esposa, Maria de Lourdes Salinas Ortiz (Proceso 1655).
Sedna and Gist are both on hat-tricks but are stepping up in class, while Strike Up The Band is the sole British raider.
Also available is the Sedna, a two-bedroom apartment from pounds 131,995.
The newly-discovered planet - being called Sedna after the Eskimo goddess of the ocean - is icy, rocky and very red.