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

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

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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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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)

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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...

It has been given a different (and more accurate) description. The American who discovered it said that it was the size of earth which it clearly isn't. It is actually considerably smaller than our moon.

Wikipedia is quick:

Pluto was until recently considered the ninth and smallest of the traditional planets of the Solar system, but on August 24, 2006 it was 'demoted' and stripped of its planetary status by the International Astronomical Union at their Prague meeting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto

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I couldn't say I'm mad about this, I don't really care, but it is interesting to read up on

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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"?

Who said it should benefit anyone? what the hell are you saying? They came up for a definition of what a planet really is, and pluto doesn't fit this new description. Anyway, pluto's status was already a raging debate between astronomist. The majority of them now say it is an ejected mass from the Kuiper belt. Also, if it would've been accepted as a planet, then they would've had to include Xena, Sedna and Quaoar as planet also? They are other roaming ejected Kuiper belt object that revolves around the sun just like pluto.

The ONLY reason why it took so long to get pluto out of the selected few is because it's the only supposed "planet" that as been discovered by the Americans.. BWEEE, biiiig deal. Get over with it.

Now, they need to make the same things for moons... Jupiter now have a count of about 60 moons... lol!!! bull****. Most of them are asteroid who don't even have a mass big enough to be spherical that revolves around the planet. They are ASTEROIDS damn it. Call them orbiting asteroids I don't care, but please... I don't want to teach my kids the 60 moons of jupiters :p

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

thank you, good example

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

hmmm... Am I the first one to notice this comment or it's a joke or something?

hikkk..hehe

jupiter...... uranus..... NEPTUNE....! wake up!!

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thank you, good example

hmmm... Am I the first one to notice this comment or it's a joke or something?

hikkk..hehe

jupiter...... uranus..... NEPTUNE....! wake up!!

Well, actually, the order is jupiter, SATURN, uranus, neptune. :shiftyninja:

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hikkk..hehe

jupiter...... uranus..... NEPTUNE....! wake up!!

I see that not many people have been educated about the solar system anyway, so there's really not much damage done. ;)

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So really, the phrase "planet" was without a coherrant definition, and even so we were technically wrong to have ever called it a planet?

This new schema just reinforces that?

If that's the case then fair enough I guess. At least there is a reason for it. I just hate re-learning things when nothing has changed.

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Sounds like a good idea, makes much more sense to have 8 planets rather than 50+ :yes:

I always like Pluto, probably because it was discovered on my birthday (albeit 51 years before I was born lol).

I remember learning the order of the planets as a child, and saying them over and over to get them to stick in my head.

"Mercury - Venus - Earth - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune - Pluto".

Saying it now without Pluto at the end feels as though there is something missing (well there is), but its the sound of it that sentance that feels funny now too. I hope you lot know what I'm saying :p

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Sounds like a good idea, makes much more sense to have 8 planets rather than 50+ :yes:

I always like Pluto, probably because it was discovered on my birthday (albeit 51 years before I was born lol).

I remember learning the order of the planets as a child, and saying them over and over to get them to stick in my head.

"Mercury - Venus - Earth - Mars - Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune - Pluto".

Saying it now without Pluto at the end feels as though there is something missing (well there is), but its the sound of it that sentance that feels funny now too. I hope you lot know what I'm saying :p

It will sound better than:

"Mercury - Venus - Earth - Mars - Ceres -Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune - Pluto - Charon - Xena".

Not to mention 40+ more that would likely have needed to be added over the next few decades.

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It will sound better than:

"Mercury - Venus - Earth - Mars - Ceres -Jupiter - Saturn - Uranus - Neptune - Pluto - Charon - Xena".

Not to mention 40+ more that would likely have needed to be added over the next few decades.

Don't forget Gabriel, can't have Xena without her. :D

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