(SUBMISSION) Astronomers spy 'planetoid' half Pluto's size (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 01:17 PM
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LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Astronomers said Thursday they have found a frozen object 4.4 billion miles from Earth that appears to be more than half the size of Pluto and larger than the planet's moon.



Preliminary observations suggest the frozen celestial body is 10 percent larger than Quaoar, an 800-mile-diameter object found in 2002.

If confirmed, the so-called planetoid would become the largest object found in our solar system since the ninth planet was first spied in 1930.

This is very exciting news, I think. I was just asking the question the other day about Deep Space Travel and now we may have something or some place to aim for besides Mars.


[Edited on 20-2-2004 by elevatedone]




posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 01:28 PM
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Enough bulemic articles. Get some meat on the poor things bones.



posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 01:31 PM
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Can someone say Planet X? Ahh probibly not though.



posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 01:44 PM
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kano -

I added meat. sorry about that.

Still an interesting article though, IMO.




posted on Feb, 20 2004 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by Wgatenson
Can someone say Planet X? Ahh probibly not though.


excellent thought, I wonder why we're just now able to see this thing ? Hasn't it been there all this time ?





 
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