No. Of planets: 8 or 9

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mrgalvaprime, Nov 15, 2011.

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How many

  1. Nine

    44.2%
  2. eight

    29.5%
  3. cant give a crap

    26.3%
  1. mrgalvaprime

    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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    what do you think? How many planets in our solar system
     
  2. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    Higher than nine.
     
  3. mrgalvaprime

    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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    in our solar system
     
  4. The Dark Seeker

    The Dark Seeker Well-Known Member

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    Ah, the great debate on whether or not Pluto is a planet......
     
  5. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Eight planets we know of.

    What we grew up thinking we knew shouldn't cloud scientific discovery. People were raised to think our sun revolved around Earth, but that doesn't make it right.
     
  6. mrgalvaprime

    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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    Good point
     
  7. guard convoy

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    Higher than Nine, There are planets in our solar system beyond neptune and pluto
     
  8. The Dark Seeker

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    As far as I'm concerned, there are nine planets.
     
  10. PurdueAV2003

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    I agree with the scientists that there are eight objects in our solar system that can be classified as full planets. I remember growing up I thought Pluto was too small and eccentric. I often wondered if Pluto was just a large comet with a more "regular" orbit.
     
  11. WTDylio

    WTDylio Where is Jessica Hyde?

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    Dwarf planets may be small, but I still count them, so I say there's more than 9, definitely
     
  12. mrgalvaprime

    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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    Technically 10 counting ceres in the asteroid belt. (technically 900000+ if including all asteroids)
     
  13. DPrime

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    I find it a bit ridiculous that people are so passionate about the Pluto thing.

    Let the experts decide, I say, so eight. As far as we know.
     
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    Nine.

    I just like odd numbers.
     
  15. Minh'T

    Minh'T Descendant of Primus

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    here you go.

    but its still a planet. A dwarf planet. I voted don't give a rat's ass.
     
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    It's nine to me on these facts.

    Plute is round, orbits the sun, and has some type of gravity to have a moon around it. Remove the name and it would sound like I was talking about Earth, Mars, or another planet.

    Size should not matter when it comes to a planet, heck over 100 Earth's could fit inside Jupiter's giant red spot.
     
  18. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    It's not really an issue of eight or nine, it's an issue of eight or thirteen. If you're going to count Pluto then there's no reason not to count Ceres, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris. Personally, I side with there being eight full planets and four known dwarf planets.
     
  19. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Pluto was discovered in my hometown. Because I have no scientific background at all I'm going to say with absolute certainty there are indeed 9 planets.
     
  20. kaos

    kaos the original thirteen

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    nine planets...dwarf or no..im going w nine..did here something bout at least two more being discovered 2 years ago or so..
     

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