Friday, January 9, 2009


everyone loves clever acronyms, right?

glen petitpas keeps up the entertainingly comprehensive DOOFAAS - Dumb Or Overly Forced Astronomical Acronyms Site! you might notice that my name isnt as simple as it seems; amanda actually stands for - Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array.

but is it possible for the acronym game to go too far?

sarah askew shared with us on twitter this morning, that one group may have... at least i think the win the acronym game! a paper was released today called "The HYPERMUCHFUSS Campaign -- an undiscovered high velocity population." thats right, a survey referred to as HYPERMUCHFUSS which stands for - HYPER velocity or Massive Unseen Companions of Hot Faint Underluminious Stars Survey!


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