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So should we add more planets

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cbbr, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    The tally of planets in our solar system would jump instantly to a dozen under a highly controversial new definition proposed by the International Astronomical Union.
    Eventually, there would be hundreds of planets, as more round objects are found beyond Neptune.
    The proposal, which sources tell Space.com is gaining broad support, tries to plug a big gap in astronomy textbooks, which have never had a formal definition for the word "planet." It addresses discoveries of Pluto-sized worlds that have in recent years pitched astronomers into heated debates over terminology.




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  2. gjk5

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    Yes, we should add a "Planet F*cktardius" and send about 40% of the population there.
     
  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    I think there should be only 8 planets. The rest are all snowballs. I read the article and it seems that the moon should be considered a planet too, but they will bend the description for that one.
     
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    Sure add all the planets they want. I have been out of school for 18 years and could care less that it would make all the text books obsolete.
     

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