Pluto is not considered a planet any longer.

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  1. Dream

    Dream New Member

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    The International Astronomical Union has decided there are only 8 planets in the Solar System, mainly because Pluto is too small to stand out from the rest of the rubble. This National Geographic article explains neatly why Pluto does not meet solar standards to be called a full planet. It is instead considered to be a dwarf planet cousin to around 40 other dwarf planets in our solar system.

    Pluto Not a Planet, Astronomers Rule
     
  2. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    It is a chicken butt move. It was either kick poor Pluto out of the club or admit another half dozen. The little double asteroids never did anything to anybody.

    What is next Goofy? McScrooge?
     
  3. Dream

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    Maybe the plan is to eventually get rid of Uranus.
     
  4. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    personally i think it was just to screw with people that believe in astrololgy... ha! take that Pluto!
     
  5. radarmark

    radarmark Quaker-in-the-Making

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    If you go back to basics, the astrological planets end at Jupiter (Neptune and further out are not visible). A lot of astrologers use just the classics.:eek:

    The decision is just a "matter of taste"--if by planets you mean satellites of a sun that were formed in situ of the same cloud as the sun, then Pluto (logically, not empirically) cannot be a planet). :rolleyes:

    If, on the other hand, by planet one means non-artificial satellites of the sun, you keep it (the problem is then all those poor homeless asteroids and hemmoroids out there).;)
     
  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    With all the space debris that our planet has spewed and will continue to spew into orbit and space, maybe at the very least we deserve that name.

    I never knew of gaseous planets, when I was a kid we weren't told their were such a thing, and now they are discovering invisible gaseous planets, that is mind boggling.

    Maybe we should launch space debris at them, and like dredging up sludge and creating islands, we could begin planet creation on gaseous planets by making them 'planetfills'.
     
  7. mzaib

    mzaib Interfaith Forums

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    When I am thinking of the Universe then I think that I am lost . We don't know about a lot of things staying there for a long time like 10000000 years or more than that . I think we all the people of this world will die but they will not be able to see all the parts of the universe . then how much weak we are ?
     
  8. Sam Albion

    Sam Albion akaFrancisKing:ViveLeRoi!

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    in my system, based on the kabbalistic tree of life, pluto was daath, the hidden, dark gate... and so this news does not effect me. The passage of an asteroid can effect weather, after all...
     

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