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My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets....

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Charlie
 
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Time to make up some new mnemonics, Pluto is no longer a planet.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/5282440.stm?ls

"They agreed that to qualify as a planet, a celestial body must be in orbit around a star while not itself being a star. It also must be large enough in mass "for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a... nearly round shape, and has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit."

Pluto was automatically disqualified because its oblong orbit overlaps with Neptune's.

It will now join a new category of "dwarf planets"."

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You beat me to posting this!

The only reason Pluto has been called a planet since it's discovery (circa 1930...??) is that astronomers did not yet know of the Kuiper Belt. Pluto is most definitely a Kuiper Belt Opject (KBO).

It isn't even the biggest KBO!
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Shino
 
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More to Conquer!
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Dan_Dare
 
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The Galgamex are out there somewhere.
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Jon
 
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Resistance is Futile.
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^ Thats from the BBC front page

This sucks, Pluto was always my favourite planet. Now its not even a planet.
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So long Pluto, I loved you as a planet, now I shall love you as a dwarf.
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ZeldaFreak
 
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I can see it now:

The Millionaire question for a million quid:
How many planets are in the solar system?
(A)12
(B)11
(C)9
(D)8

And the correct answer according to Chris Tarrant is (C). Hey wait.....
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Originally Posted by conzer16
It isn't even the biggest KBO!
Is it wrong KBO to me stands for Kristen Bell Online? (a website)

Anywho, a bit weird news. Will throw schools into dissaray!
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Think of all the new textbooks to be bought.
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knightendo
 
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"2003 UB313"?! eh?! this isn't stargate, they gonna give this thing a proper name or not?
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Originally Posted by knightendo
"2003 UB313"?! eh?! this isn't stargate, they gonna give this thing a proper name or not?
I believe it has been nicknamed "Xena", and its moon has been nicknamed "Gabrielle".

Yes, after the Warrior Princess show.....
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Mr Vaughan Ejaculated Maliciously Just Showing Us Nothing.

To quote an incredibla man: Is it perfect? No. But I don't see you coming up with anything.

Edit: Missed a word out. So did you sarka.

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Originally Posted by MoogleViper
Mr Vaughan Ejaculated Maliciously Just Us Nothing.

To quote an incredibla man: Is it perfect? No. But I don't see you coming up with anything.
Many Velvet Elephants Make Juice Up. No?

Hmmm, I love these things!
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My Very Elegant Mother Just Sat Up Now
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Originally Posted by knightendo
"2003 UB313"?! eh?! this isn't stargate, they gonna give this thing a proper name or not?
I think they should name it Abydos that'd be so cool...
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Common sense has prevailed. yay
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I swear this is all a onspiracy to get schools to buy more books.

Sod the ruling, there are nine planets in the Iun Solar System!

Do you hear me, 9!
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Konfucius
 
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I actually think this is a very good idea, so I can trick uninformed people into wrong answers *evilgrin*


I can see a very good career for this fellow now, since Pluto isn't a Planet anymore I'm sure focus will shift to the other Pluto:
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Originally Posted by Konfucius
I actually think this is a very good idea, so I can trick uninformed people into wrong answers *evilgrin*


I can see a very good career for this fellow now, since Pluto isn't a Planet anymore I'm sure focus will shift to the other Pluto:
Aww. i hope so. He should help sell cat food.
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Well I didn't expect this.Something to talk about in physics now other than those twin planets.Good-bye Planet Pluto...
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Dante
 
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Here is something to think about.




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^ Betelgeuse?
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Charlie
 
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Originally Posted by The_Villan854
^ Betelgeuse?
Those are lots of different stars. The Sun, the closest to us, was only 1 pixel compared to those other ones shown.
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