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Space Exploration and Dwarf Status
Just exactly what is the point of sending probes to Mar's? Why is Pluto a dwarf planet and Mercury isn't?
They spend trillions of dollars on ridiculous space exploration and I would just like to know why?
What reason would we have to colonize Mars? Closer to the Sun? Humans could not even survive the atmosphere there. They think we would have problems with CME's from the Sun here on Earth, so why would we want to be closer?
I tell you none of it makes sense to me. Maybe this whole Mars mission fiasco is just a crock? Maybe they never went there to begin with? Maybe it is all just some elaborate movie set designed in Hollywood? Just to give the illusion they went there so they can take the money and stuff into another Black Op budget and the public wouldn't have a clue.
Sure, I am a conspiracy nut truther moron and I really could care less if I am labeled so.
Pluto has been downgraded to dwarf planet status and on behalf of Pluto, I say who the hell are you to judge me as a dwarf? Why isn't Mercury included in that category? That is just blatant discrimination.
Oh well, I will just wait for the insults to roll in on how idiotic I am for suggesting either scenario.
originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: soulpowertothendegree
First, let me correct a important mistake on your part:
Mars is FARTHER from the sun than Earth. Not closer.
Pluto was not "demoted" it was reclassified. In astronomy, it is important to place objects in catagories, just like we do with say living things (biology). The IAU (International Astronomical Union) makes the definitions for each different type of body or celestial objects in space. A "planet" is defined as:
Is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity,
Is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and
Has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals.
Mercury meets all 3 of those. Pluto fails on the last one. Hence why it was reclassified.
How can you be this ignorant and think you have an opinion on the subject worth listening to?