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Old 06-12-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default What caused Cleveland to become extinct?

And it will land on Cleveland ...
June 12, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The PG's esteemed Pete Zapadka fills us in on what will be the most emailed story of the month, possibly the year:

"An asteroid that orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter officially has been named 7835 Myroncope in honor of legendary Steelers broadcaster Myron Cope, who died Feb. 27.

The name, proposed in March by Dr. Eric Mamajek of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., became official late last month after approval by the International Astronomical Union. The IAU is a body of astronomers charged with, among other things, naming celestial bodies.

"He was such an interesting character; I just thought it would be wonderful if he were memorialized in this way," Dr. Mamajek, a native of Bethel Park, said of Mr. Cope. "He was just sort of the quintessential Pittsburgher."

Minor planet 7835 Myroncope is small, probably about 3 miles wide. It's also quite distant, coming only as close as 88 million miles from Earth. Its elliptical orbit can take it as far as 387 million miles. The small size and distance means the asteroid cannot be seen by the naked eye."

Infinity Yoi! Can only imagine what the dear Cope would say about this.


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Old 06-14-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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Default 7835 Myroncope

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3439936

This is too cool. I didn't know if it was posted yet .

If angels can choke down a couple packs a day then Myron might be the happiest man in the sky.
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: What caused Cleveland to become extinct?

thats a nice way to memorialize him, but i wonder where you can get one of those signs!
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Default Asteroid named in honor of former Steelers announcer Cope

PITTSBURGH -- The latest tribute to legendary Steelers broadcaster Myron Cope is out of this world. Literally.

The International Astronomical Union has agreed to name an asteroid after Cope, who died Feb. 27. The asteroid orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter and is now officially known as 7835 Myroncope.

The asteroid is about three miles wide and 88 million miles from Earth. It cannot be seen by the naked eye.

The name was proposed in March by Dr. Eric Mamajek of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. Mamajek is a native of the Pittsburgh suburb of Bethel Park.

The International Astronomical Union approved the name late last month.

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Old 06-17-2008, 01:26 AM   #5
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Default Re: Asteroid named in honor of former Steelers announcer Cope

Just read it. Pretty cool.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:48 AM   #6
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That is just another way to remember cope.
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