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Originally posted by kaoscreator
Hypothetically, could an asteroid become a planet?
If it caught in orbit around the sun could we technically consider it a planet?
Wasn't Pluto an asteroid?
I thought it was, we went to the planetarium with my son on his field trip and they said they didn't really classify Pluto as a planet. Anyone know why?
Originally posted by mo_trot
I do not know about asteroids; but, Many theories suggest that Venus was once a comet.
It rotates in an opposite direction than all other planets,
it is the only planet without magnetic poles, its the only planet with a day which is longer than its year,
and it has a tail that may? reach earth during a transit.
If a comet can become a planet, what is to say an asteroid cannot?
Originally posted by Jamuhn
What about turning an asteroid into an artificial plantet? Introducing the appopriate elements to create a core, water, and an atmosphere.
Originally posted by Eddie999
If an asteroid can become a moon the surely an ateriod can become a planet if it is in a regular orbit round the Sun and is big enough to be classed as a planet.
Logic... logic... logic.
If it's in stable orbit around sun and is big enough why it would have been classified as asteroid/planetoid at first point?