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#1 Posted on 29.7.05 2211.34
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Holy crap!

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/solarsystem/newplanet-072905.html
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#2 Posted on 29.7.05 2218.20
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That's very cool! But, if they say it can be seen with a telescope, why is it just now being discovered?
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#3 Posted on 29.7.05 2322.59
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This is just amazing.

Is this the mysterious "planet X"?
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#4 Posted on 30.7.05 0053.46
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    Originally posted by Nuclear Winter
    This is just amazing.

    Is this the mysterious "planet X"?


It's not big enough to be Planet X.

Planet X doesn't just refer to any old undiscovered planet. It specifically refers to a theoretical gas giant whose gravitational pull would account for Uranus and Neptune not moving in their orbits the way that science tells us they should.

When Uranus was discovered, the peculiarities in its orbit led astronomers to theorize that an eighth planet had to be tugging on it, and accurately predicted where it would be, discovering Neptune. When Neptune didn't fully explain the variance, the search began for a ninth planet, which became known as "Planet X." Planet X had to be about as big as Uranus and Neptune to account for the perturbed orbits. In the process of searching for it, Pluto was discovered, but it wasn't big enough to be Planet X. Neither is this new planet.

By 1993, however, scientists had gathered enough new data on the planets to realize that they had been in error in their calculations of how Uranus and Neptune were supposed to be moving, which meant that there wasn't some enormous Planet X out there tugging on them.
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#5 Posted on 30.7.05 0103.00
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Wow. I didn't know any of that. Thanks for the info!
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#6 Posted on 30.7.05 0115.40
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Ruptert!!!!*
If this is all true that's just so weird yet so awesome.
We (humanity) know so little yet..*boggle*

Also..my horoscopes could have been wrong all these years!

* Ruptert is the 10th planet in our solar system according to the Douglas Adams book 'Mostly Harmless'which is the final one of the Hitchhikers Guide books..
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#7 Posted on 30.7.05 1211.12
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I'm guessing the reason they didn't find it sooner is because it's so far away, and therefore moves so slowly.

It's about 3X farther away as Pluto is. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the sun. It would seem to make sense that this new planet would take at least 3X as long to orbit the sun, if not more.
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#8 Posted on 30.7.05 1239.50
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Maybe we discovered the ninth planet?

Is Pluto a Planet?



(edited by Leroy on 30.7.05 1040)
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#9 Posted on 30.7.05 1403.59
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    I'm guessing the reason they didn't find it sooner is because it's so far away, and therefore moves so slowly.

    It's about 3X farther away as Pluto is. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the sun. It would seem to make sense that this new planet would take at least 3X as long to orbit the sun, if not more.

Not to mention its orbit is tilted 44 degrees to the ecliptic plane.
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#10 Posted on 31.7.05 0944.00
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Just heard on the news that they have named the planet ''Xena''. But they are some ctitics saying it could be a very big asteroid.
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#11 Posted on 31.7.05 1131.30
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That doesn't make any sense. AFAIK, Xena is not an actual name from Roman Mythology like the other planets are (edit: apparently Uranus is not a Roman name either). I could see Apollo or Ceres or Diana or Juno or Minerva or Vesta or Vulcan, but naming it Xena is just dumb.
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#12 Posted on 31.7.05 1206.46
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I was kinda holding out hope for Rupert.

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#13 Posted on 31.7.05 1300.53
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Yeah, I'd make an exception for Rupert.
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#14 Posted on 31.7.05 1919.20
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    Originally posted by hhhgamewmx7
    Just heard on the news that they have named the planet ''Xena''.
You heard wrong, but congratulations on fooling Mr. Boffo.
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#15 Posted on 31.7.05 2028.31
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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by hhhgamewmx7
      Just heard on the news that they have named the planet ''Xena''.
    You heard wrong, but congratulations on fooling Mr. Boffo.

Not really much of an accomplishment.

I did go looking on Google News, and all I could find was that they had been calling it Xena unoffically. But even if that doesn't turn out to be the name I wanted to mention how stupid of a name it is.

Quite like "Mostly Harmless" in a way, in that the book says it had officially been named "Persephone", but rapidly nicknamed Rupert.
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#16 Posted on 1.8.05 1005.02
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As it stands, the planet has the beautiful name of 2003UB313. It was named by r33t|-|4><0R.

(edited by SKLOKAZOID on 1.8.05 0805)
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#17 Posted on 1.8.05 1356.34
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Just so we're all in agreement... we ARE still the center of the Universe, right?
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#18 Posted on 2.8.05 1542.52
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That would be Truro, Nova Scotia

(Maritimes In-Joke that only Tarnish will get, sorry couldn't resist)
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#19 Posted on 3.8.05 0121.13
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Not really much of an accomplishment.

      I did go looking on Google News, and all I could find was that they had been calling it Xena unoffically. But even if that doesn't turn out to be the name I wanted to mention how stupid of a name it is.

      Quite like "Mostly Harmless" in a way, in that the book says it had officially been named "Persephone", but rapidly nicknamed Rupert.


    Shouldn't they call it Persipina to go with the Roman theme?

    Other names that are available:
    Juno (Hera)
    Minerva (Athena)
    Apollo (Apollo)
    Diana (Artemis)
    Ceres (Demeter)
    Vesta (Hestia)
    Vulcan (Hephaestus)

    Personally, I'd just name it Pluto and strip that false-ninth planet of its title. Most people won't know the differance.

    (edited by Superhero on 3.8.05 0223)
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