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December 13 2005

Buffy found to be behaving oddly at the edge of the Solar System. Astronomers are at a loss to explain why.

"Buffy the theory slayer" - lol!!
It's a neat wee tribute to the show :).
Yep, that is most certainly great :-). I remember astronomical bodies Xena & Gabrielle, so I was already all 'why no Buffy?'.

Now lets see if I can write something about this for the dutch popular science magazine for which I write (internship) and turn it into a Whedonverse lovefest.

*starts thinking* ;-)
I was afraid you'd lost your mind...good to know it really does mention Buffy. :0)
"Buffy the Theory Slayer" is indeed both hilarious and a nice tribute to the show...very cool!
Didn't someone post an article a while back about fruit fly researchers naming a gene Buffy?
When i read the thread title i thought that my dream crossover between Buffy and Stargate was about to go ahead. Images of Buffy discussing tactics with Jack O'Neill in response to the new threat of vampire Goa'uld hosts flashed into my mind.

Sadly mistaken! :)
I've been entertaining a notion of taking the Buffy movie where no Slayer has gone before, but this takes "Buffy...in space!" to a whole new level.
One more milestone for Joss's trophy cabinet...
I was afraid you'd lost your mind...good to know it really does mention Buffy.


I know. I was thinking gosh, even I haven't reached the level of fandom where one starts reading Whedon references into scientific journals. I'm so far behind.
Didn't someone post an article a while back about fruit fly researchers naming a gene Buffy?


Yes, here's the fruit-fly gene Buffy link.
Haha! As the 9th Doctor would say, "FanTAStic!".
I was afraid you'd lost your mind...good to know it really does mention Buffy. :0)


You're married to me, you know I haven't lost my mind :).
You're married to me, you know I haven't lost my mind :).


I'd say that qualifies her to know better than any of us that you are a crazed, crazed man, Simon ;)
I'd say that qualifies her to know better than any of us that you are a crazed, crazed man, Simon ;)


Exactly!!
Great find, Simon. Too bad "Buffy" is just a nickname and will be replaced by an Inuit name. I love the idea of astronomers referring to "Buffy" for years to come.
I was going to name some scientfic thing Buffy! Now if I discover something I'm going to name it Lorne.


I know. I was thinking gosh, even I haven't reached the level of fandom where one starts reading Whedon references into scientific journals. I'm so far behind.
*giggles* so true
What is Buffy doing at the edge of the Solar System? Did Willow cast another teleportation spell with "kinks"? :)

As for odd orbit, I think it is affected by yet undiscovered space body called "Early".
LOL Great stuff. Who said Buffy isn't well known?! :)

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