May 052022

I was unaware that the Unicode Consortium is the standards body with authority over Astrology and the Zodiac.Objects orbiting the Sun outside the orbit of Neptune are named after mythological figures, particularly those associated with creation. But the subset that orbit in a two-to-three resonance with Neptune — the so-called “plutinos”, such as Pluto and Orcus — are named after figures associated with the underworld. In this case, the five TNOs, ordered by distance from the sun, are named:Orcus: the Etruscan and Roman god of the underworld. Haumea: the Hawaiian goddess of fertility; the telescope used to discover this object is located on Hawaiʻi. Quaoar: an important mythological figure of the Tongva, the indigenous…

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