Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jux, Aug 16, 2006.
Or at least, it will, if the new definition of what a "planet" is passes on Aug. 24th.
They are getting to free with what makes a planet. I say make the requirements tougher and kick Pluto off the list or they just might as well make those 200,000 small, odd-shaped rocks, comets and asteroids that wander around the sun planets too.
What about Louie Anderson?
I like their definition, I think it's simplistic and sensible. Their definition applies to Pluto (and apparently others) but not to those space rocks.
"any star-orbiting object so large that its own gravity pulls in its rough edges, producing a near-perfect sphere."
I think it's pretty practical, and rules out random asteroids and rocks floating out there.
Ok keep Pluto, but adding all these other “planets” is just going to screw up the whole “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizza-pies” thing.
It will be nice to be able to visit the astronomy message board with out this debate coming up every week or so... the 24th can't come soon enough.
Will they add a swimsuit competition to this years decsision?
Astronomy message board? NERD!!!! Oh...wait..
Great! Now I have to restart my diarama of the solar system.........
As I was reading this I was watching Pee-Wee's Playhouse which had the Magic Screen explain about the planet's in our solar system. They included Pluto.
Kind of odd that they'd never bothered to define what a planet IS, previously (at least, according to Tyson). But the new definition is clear, simple, and unambiguous, so I'll take it.
i was reading this in times (or was it newsweek). yeah its interesting, but purely academical. they already stretch the definition for pluto (which was already small ass in the 1st place) and itd look awkward to lump it back with the kuiper belt.
its just becoming a nerdcock fight between these obesrvatory guys to catalogue the most 'planets'. blah.
damn, noones made a Uranus joke yet? hahaha
*goes to buy reeces pieces
*Goes to add coordinates of new planets in diorama
okay 12 planets....so Unicron and cybertron arent arround....DAMN
Here's what I would've made it: "It's a planet if it's not a floating rock."
Didn't the Babylonians or some other equally ancient culture claim there were 12 planets in our solar system?
Something to think about.
Well Unicron went around eating other planets... so maybe he can take care of all these extra ones.
Well, I hope they come up with a new official name for Xena and Gabrielle.
I like the name myself, it's just not dignified enough for a proper planet and moon.
I think they should dig up Holst, zombify him and get his rotting carcass to update his The Planets suite to include Pluto and the three new ones.
Neptune was already a quiet piece. These four would have to be damn near silent.
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