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tony draper
13th Mar 2008, 22:43
A new Nebula(a Dust Pillar discovered by the Hubble Telescope in the constellation of Carina needs a name and Astronomers are at a loss as what to call it, I kid you not.:ooh:

13th Mar 2008, 23:24
Only a French name would be suitable imho; Perhaps "L'epée de porc"?

13th Mar 2008, 23:27
Made in his own image I am.

Going straight to hell for this one I know it, straight to hell damn ya

Mostly Harmless
14th Mar 2008, 00:37
That's a knobula that is.

Thanks... that was my laugh of the week!

Arm out the window
14th Mar 2008, 00:41
Looks a bit manky near the base there - maybe the Crabs Nebula?

Alternatively, name it after the well known Roman emperor, Biggus Dickus.

14th Mar 2008, 00:42
Too bad Pollux is already taken...

14th Mar 2008, 01:06
So...Is this Knobula heading toward Uranus !?

14th Mar 2008, 01:23
Maybe it's pointing the way to the Vagina Nebula? :E

14th Mar 2008, 03:35
TwoOneFour gets it, he he, made me chuckle that did.

The Knobula Nebula:}:D:D Put the name forward 214, you could go down in History if the astonomers have a sense of humour.

Don't you just love google (remember as Mr Drapes pointed out, the Phallus Infinitus is in the constellation of Carina)

Carina is one of the three constellations that use to form the huge constellation Argo Navis, the ship of the Argonauts. In 1763 Nicolas Louis de Lacaille divided the gigantic Argo Navis into three constellations: Carina (the Keel), Puppis (the Stern, or Poop deck), and Vela (the Sail).

So while our Prunas Knobula may not be pointing at Uranus, it does turn out that it is infact pointing towards 'The poop deck':}:}:} ribs, aching, lie down:D

hei yu
14th Mar 2008, 04:29
And so begins a new era of inter phallictical travel.

Arm out the window
14th Mar 2008, 05:39
Well, they say the universe began with a big bang!
When the knobula meets a black hole, it could all be on again ...

14th Mar 2008, 07:42
One modestly suggests: "Bishop's".