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The debate over Pluto will never die

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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 04:16 PM
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Scientists’ new definition of “planet” includes Pluto — and at least a 100 other objects in the solar system.


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Some wise guy scientist thinks Pluto aught to be a planet again along with hundreds of other objects such as moons that orbit major planets and other dwarf planets as well.


It turns out Pluto is smoking place with eloquent topography and other spellbinding features that this scientist couldn’t resist therefore has offered a new definition for what a planet truly is.

The problem is that this new definition would really confuse the scientific community, who of course we all know are confused enough.



Kirby Runyon, a doctoral student in earth and planetary sciences at Johns Hopkins University, was a member of the team that analyzed New Horizons’ geologic data during the flyby. “I was blown away by how beautiful and geologically diverse Pluto and its satellite Charon are,” Runyon says.

Once he’d seen this side of Pluto, Runyon was bothered that it wasn’t a full-fledged planet anymore. “If you don’t call a round world a ‘planet,’ it just falls off people’s mental radar,” he says. “There is a psychological power to the word ‘planet’ that helps people realize it’s an important place in space.”


Personally I hope the resurrect Pluto to a full fledge planet




posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

I think the definitions as they stand now are fine , Pluto is a minor Planet so it's a Planet ...just a small one.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 04:42 PM
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The debate will never end, Goofy can walk upright and talk, but Pluto is far cuter. I can't even pick, I love them both.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

I don't think that's the right way to go forward. Quite the opposite actually. I think we need much more subclasses for planets and moons in the not so far future.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:00 PM
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I kinda agree with him. Pluto will always be a planet to me.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
I kinda agree with him. Pluto will always be a planet to me.


But all of us who grew up with Pluto as a planet will be dead some day.. newer generations won't have grown up with the emotional attachment we did



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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a reply to: JoshuaCox

Maybe we should file a trademark application??



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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This is dated March 21 2017....



One expert suggests that 2,000 objects could exist in the 'Kuiper Belt', a ring of icy comets and dwarf stars beyond Pluto.
A group of astronomers this week will debate whether to relabel many of these objects as they put forward a new classification.

This could reclassify as many as 102 Kuiper Belt objects as planets - including Pluto - taking the solar system's total to 110. 


www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Or a very strange looking dog.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: Phage

True. Wasn't Pluto a planet before he was a dog??



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:27 PM
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a reply to: seagull

God of the underworld, actually.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:31 PM
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Pluto is King of the Dwarf Planets.
That's a lofty title.

If they change the definition of "planet" to include Pluto, then suddenly Pluto isn't as special.

Leaving the definition as it is now, it is likely that in 200 years, Pluto would still be the King of the Dwarf Planets. HOWEVER, change the definition, and Pluto becomes one of 100 planets (and not even one of the big ones), and in 200 years it gets forgotten by the masses.


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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:42 PM
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a reply to: MacK80

I miss that show.

Hopefully the two-year wait between season 2 and 3 means that season 3 will be incredible.


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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

Pluto is a special snowflake. Snowball?



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Snowball. That works. As such, it is entitled to a safeplace, where it can revel in its special snowballness.

Can't believe I actually typed that...
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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 05:48 PM
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The word planet should be stricken from the dictionary. Instead, ninth rock from the sun.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: glend

Nah that's okay. I like planet.

I phonetically say it "Plan-it" because we'll be utilizing them all soon.



posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:09 PM
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The very same "logic" they used on poor Pluto could be used on Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus and Neptune as well... not planets, gas balls. If I were an astrophysicist, I could become famous by discarding them as well to a new realm of non-planetary gas balls.
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That leaves us 4. oh..oh , Mercury could be classed as a fireball... So, three planets, 4 gas balls, a snowball and a fireball!
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posted on Mar, 25 2017 @ 08:16 PM
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Actually, it’s a indictment of science and their claim to know it all.

Many things we think are established as scientific fact are not scientifically proven. The Big bang theory is just that a theory. The Darwin theory of evolution is just that a theory.

Now all of a sudden there's something called dark matter and dark energy that makes up almost 80 percent of the universe...Oh really?
Oh…so you guys don’t know it all. Can't even determine what is a planet and what is not.
All you have is a method


I’m no Astronomer, only an interested laymen, but if you asked me there are including Pluto five more planets that they now call Dwarf Planets:

They are PLUTO, CERES, ERIS, MAKEMAKE, and a real strange planet that looks more like an egg, it’s an ellipse called HAUMEA.

That’s make 13 planets in our solar system

Maybe their superstitious




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