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#1 Nebula2020

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:34

http://news.sky.com/...1232027,00.html

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:36

They are going to have fun, explaing this to young kids that thought and was learned that pluto is a real planet

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:37

More here, http://www.cnn.com/2...o.ap/index.html

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:38

Son of a bitch! What the hell is this? Pluto is my favorite. ;)

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:42

Why do they do this? Why re-write we have learned to be conventional thinking? Whot benefit is there to saying "Oh, this is no longer a planet"?

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:46

[vader]NOOOOOOO![/vader]

Well, what are these new definitions, the other ones they came up with were fine, and then they go and change it again?

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:47

Why do they do this? Why re-write we have learned to be conventional thinking? Whot benefit is there to saying "Oh, this is no longer a planet"?

I could say the same thing about Earth being flat, but luckily it was proved to be a sphere.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:48

heh, the end to our solar system is now uranus.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:53

Yeah! Great news.

I had already taught my 5 year old that it wasn't a real planet anyway.

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heh, the end to our solar system is now uranus.

No, that would be Neptune. Although I can see how the other would be fitting.

We now have four rock/mantle planets (Earth being the largest) and four gas giants (Jupiter being the largest) and zero ice balls.

#10 Jason S.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:55

what about that new planet they found (and recently named i think) beyound pluto?

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:57

Why do they do this? Why re-write we have learned to be conventional thinking? Whot benefit is there to saying "Oh, this is no longer a planet"?



It deals with the process of understanding what nature is telling us, science builds on doubt. If science didn't doubt itself then we wouldn't be as intelligent of a species as we are, we'd still be riding horsedrawn buggies and telling mythological tales......oh wait.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 13:57

heh, the end to our solar system is now uranus.

LOL! ...dingleberry... :laugh:

The new planet "2003 UB313"? I hope the keep the name "Xena"...because she killed most of the gods in the show! LOL That would be cool.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 14:00

what about that new planet they found (and recently named i think) beyound pluto?

Even one of the guys who found it doesn't think it should be considered a planet. If Pluto has been declassified then you can bet that our solar system has 8 planets and that will now never change.

Pluto and XB313 (aka Xena) will be called Plutons or Planetoids or something to that effect.

http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/ (from my sig)

We knew 9 planets was wrong. The only question was should be go with 8 or 10+?

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 14:01

I could say the same thing about Earth being flat, but luckily it was proved to be a sphere.

Not really the same. Flat and round are definite descriptions.

We classified it as a "Planet" and now it is a "Pluton" - explain how re-classifying it is the same...

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 14:04

The new planet "2003 UB313"? I hope the keep the name "Xena"...because she killed most of the gods in the show! LOL That would be cool.

yeah, that one (Y)