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Leroy
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#1 Posted on 22.8.06 1852.27
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Pluto Seems Poised to Lose Its Planet Status



    The new definition offered today would set up a three-tiered classification scheme with eight “planets”; a group of “dwarf-planets” that would include Pluto, Ceres, Xena and many other icy balls in the outer solar system; and thousands of “smaller solar system bodies,” like comets and asteroids.


Not only do they take away Pluto, but they also managed to take away all juvenile enjoyment from reading the words "icy balls".

If this goes through, it will COMPLETELY ruin the method I learned to remember the planets in our solar system.

My
Very
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Mother
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#2 Posted on 23.8.06 1009.20
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I like it. People get all up in arms about Pluto not being a planet anymore, but honestly, it shouldn't be. When the first (and largest) asteroids were discovered, they were though to be planets as well. They changed their mind. This is no different. Knowing what we know now about 2003 UB313, that means Pluto probably shouldn't be a planet either. Especially since they were going to end up calling it and Charon a "double planet", since they basically orbit each other.
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#3 Posted on 23.8.06 1154.13
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I believe if you read this closely, it still is a planet, just within a series of classification. This is big news out here in KS as there is a KS connection with the guy who discovered it.
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#4 Posted on 23.8.06 1456.31
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    Originally posted by Leroy
    Not only do they take away Pluto, but they also managed to take away all juvenile enjoyment from reading the words "icy balls".
As long as they don't take away the juvenille enjoyment of Uranus, I think I am personally ok with this...
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#5 Posted on 23.8.06 1552.38
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I'll fight to the death for your right to enjoy Uranus as much as you please. I have to admit that I enjoy Uranus as well.
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#6 Posted on 23.8.06 1632.19
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    Originally posted by jfkfc
    As long as they don't take away the juvenille enjoyment of Uranus, I think I am personally ok with this...


They won't do that until 2620 when they rename it Urectum...
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#7 Posted on 24.8.06 0218.04
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For the record, I've always hated Pluto.

I've always considered Pluto the armpit of the solar system. It's kinda like Delaware. All of us know that this area exists but nobody really cares...... Ahhhh Delaware!


I've seen this in the news, major news websites and, of course, The-W. IS THIS REALLY AN ISSUE? Really? really, really? Don't you dare make me bring up plutonium!

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#8 Posted on 24.8.06 1005.23
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Delaware is the home of tax-free shopping! And it was the 1st State. Rhode Island is a better "who cares?" state.

Also, Pluto is officially kicked out of the club (msnbc.msn.com).
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#9 Posted on 24.8.06 1439.53
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    Originally posted by The Guinness.
    I've seen this in the news, major news websites and, of course, The-W. IS THIS REALLY AN ISSUE? Really? really, really? Don't you dare make me bring up plutonium!




People can't help but root for Pluto. For years it was the smallest and mildest of the planest, but it was still a planet, dammit! Now it's getting turfed for not fitting in. There's a natural underdog story there.
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#10 Posted on 25.8.06 0717.09
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    People can't help but root for Pluto. For years it was the smallest and mildest of the planest, but it was still a planet, dammit! Now it's getting turfed for not fitting in. There's a natural underdog story there.

What got Pluto on some people's bad sides is its weird orbit. Poor little Pluto didn't know its place.

Don't know if it's a coincedence, but the new smallest planet Mercury is today's Wikipedia Featured Article. Don't like that planet; it's always kissing up to the Sun.
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#11 Posted on 25.8.06 1112.39
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#13 Posted on 4.9.06 0618.04
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I will say the same thing I said when I heard we might have a tenth planet..

What does this mean for my horoscope?

It is kinda wierd though, finding out that the stuff you learned as a kid is no longer correct because they decided to change the rules.
I mean, it's no big deal really but just weird.
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#14 Posted on 4.9.06 0811.51
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Book publishers must be rejoicing at this news. Think of all the new textbooks they can sell to schools with the updated solar system.
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