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It's simple, Moon orbits "primarily" Earth, not Sun.
Originally posted by Better Dead than Smeg
What is the definition of a planet? If what defines a planet is a surface and surface materials then we can discount "planets" such as Jupiter and Saturn as they are just giant spinning balls of gas that are held together by massive gravitational forces. If what defines a planet is, instead, a body of material "floating" in space then where do we make the distintion between, say, our planet Earth and our Moon?
PS. There's Uranus and Neptune between them and Pluto.
Originally posted by Broadsword20068
I read that they knew something was tugging at Jupiter and Saturn and that Pluto is far too small for that, so it must be something beyond Pluto.
Originally posted by Broadsword20068
I read that they knew something was tugging at Jupiter and Saturn
I'm sure it didn't get notariety here for being a simple planet
It's KBO (Kuiper Belt Object) or one of the objects of Oort cloud.
Originally posted by trust_no_one
i thought i heard a while ago(like a good 8 or 9 months) on the news that they found a tenth planet (planet x) but they renamed it Sedna, im not sure on its size or anything though
he size of a distant object is often based on an estimate of its reflectivity, a measure called albedo. For years astronomers had assumed KBOs were pretty dark, reflecting just 4 percent of the sunlight that hit them.
University of Arizona astronomer John Stansberry used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to obtain actual albedos for some of these icy objects.
"Our results have albedos ranging from 6 percent to 18 percent for the eight objects I've analyzed," Stansberry said. If a KBO is brighter than thought, then less surface area is required to reflect the amount of sunlight that was measured -- so the object's size must be revised downward.
Which doesn't stick in truth like it's tradition with these self-proclaimed doomsday prophets.
Originally posted by Verbal_Hologram
Heres a good link to planet x research:
Originally posted by shots
Here from your own source:
Originally posted by mrwupy
I just can't help but wonder why anyone would believe such stuff. Wupy
The data received is vague and is yet to be confirmed
One day Chicken Little was walking in the woods when -- KERPLUNK -- an acorn fell on her head
"Oh my goodness!" said Chicken Little. "The sky is falling! I must go and tell the king."
On her way to the king's palace, Chicken Little met Henny Penny. Henny Penny said that she was going into the woods to hunt for worms.
"Oh no, don't go!" said Chicken Little. "I was there and the sky fell on my head! Come with me to tell the king."
So Henny Penny joined Chicken Little and they went along and went along as fast as they could.
Soon they met Cocky Locky, who said, "I'm going to the woods to hunt for seeds."
"Oh no, don't go!" said Henny Penny. "The sky is falling there! Come with us to tell the king."
So Cocky Locky joined Henny Penny and Chicken Little, and they went along and went along as fast as they could.
Soon they met Goosey Poosey, who was planning to go to the woods to look for berries.
"Oh no, don't go!" said Cocky Locky. "The sky is falling there! Come with us to tell the king." So Goosey Poosey joined Cocky Locky, Henny Penny and Chicken Little, and they went along as fast as they could.
Then who should appear on the path but sly old Foxy Woxy.
"Where are you going, my fine feathered friends?" asked Foxy Woxy. He spoke in a polite manner, so as not to frighten them.
"The sky is falling!" cried Chicken Little. "We must tell the king."
"I know a shortcut to the palace," said Foxy woxy sweetly. "Come and follow me."
But wicked Foxy Woxy did not lead the others to the palace. He led them right up to the entrance of his foxhole. Once they were inside, Foxy Woxy was planning to gobble them up!
And there's other problem in calling it as planet, its orbit differs greatly from all planets