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Originally posted by enaught
The comet hit Jupiter and peices of the comet were sent back into space.
Originally posted by mind is the universe
Well I'd say yes, partly cus it has being called one for so long. I mean, why now?
Originally posted by Kruel
My bet's on it not being considered a planet. They'll have to come up with something shorter than "kuiper belt object" though.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
How about we call it a PlaNOT.?
Actually I don't see a problem with Planet categories.
Terrestrial, Gaseous, Planetary KBO's..something like that.
OR, we stop the debate until more is known about KBO's, there may be many types of KBO's..
Originally posted by iori_komei
I honestly think we should just let Pluto keep it's planet designation.
I mean the majority of people consider it a planet.
This is one of those times where the science tendency to classify everything to death, should be sidestepped.
I have a question, if Pluto and Charon are a binary planet system, than what does Stix orbit?
Also, I'd just like to throw in my 2cents about how to classify a planet.
More than 1,500mi. at the equator.
Smaller than a brown dwarf.
I think that's a good way to define a planet.
[edit on 8/16/2006 by iori_komei]
Originally posted by Murcielago
Space.com has an article on the IAU about the planet debate, and IAU put 12 additional objects/planets on a "watch" list.
It says that pluto might become known as a double planet...making Charon no longer its moon.
heres the 12 possible future planets (with an earth comparison)
[edit on 16-8-2006 by Murcielago]