Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by funkatron101, Aug 24, 2006.
Hm.. then what is it? an asteroid? any astronomers here with an answer?
Considering that last week they not only considered it a planet, but also added three more, I would venture to say that they haven't defined it yet.
There needs to be a universal agreement on the definitions and properties of planets, asteroids, etc. That is the problem. The other problem is as new data emerges, you often have to change those rules. You can't omit data just for the sake of "tradition."
I think it's obvious Pluto is a dog.
This clears the way for a new Disney Theme Park in 2434.
beyond pluto is the kuiper belt which is an asteroid ring. it can be considered part of it.
So if Pluto's no longer a planet, what the hell is it now? Just an asteroid?
You could have just copied .SentinelPrime Is Dead.'s post. I think he already covered that question.
I thought this was settled last week. Round=Planet. what changed?
maybe pluto stopped being round?
just read the article, something about how it's orbit is out of whack with neptune's
Here is a news story that should explain all.
it seems the debate is not over.
Pluto is disqualified because it's orbit isn't centered around the sun - Neptune throws it off, meaning it hasn't "cleared its neighborhood" and thus it's orbit isn't its own.
In other words, we only have 8 planets now. And my telescope sales will plummet.
good, get out pluto!! 8 planets like it should be
the guy who found it just wanted to be famous
So pluto is a far out Moon of Jupiter?
part of kuiper belt?! hello??!!!!!
Um no, sorry puddin.
ok, seriously not really, yeah. but the point with the kuiper belt is that theres tons of shit floating at the edge of the system so...yeah. i got nuthin.
One source I read is calling it a dwarf.
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