Wry & Dry

Ninth planet?

Astronomers, not known for outward displays of excitement, have worked themselves up to an orgasmic lather with the announcement of the discovery of a possible ninth planet in our solar system.

W&D's research suggests that this is a beast of a planet, about 10 times the size of Earth.  But it's a long way away: somewhere in the Kuiper Belt (not a device to hold up Clive Palmer's trousers), some 7.4 billion kilometres from the sun.

Let W&D be the first to suggest a name: Planet Canberra.  It's so far from reality.