Call It Yuggoth

by John J. Miller on March 27, 2014

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My new cause:

Scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet. It currently goes by the label “2012 VP113,” but it will need a proper name soon. Its name should be Yuggoth, in tribute to the writer H.P. Lovecraft: “Yuggoth … is a strange dark orb at the very rim of our solar system.” That’s from “The Whisperer in Darkness.” Lovecraft goes on to observe that Yuggoth is “unknown to earthly astronomers yet.” This of course is no longer true, but then he wrote his story in the early 1930s.


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