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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by LoveTractor, Aug 24, 2006.
Now, try to think back. Let's retrace our steps. Where did we last see it?
fawkin' pluto...always rolling under the fridge...
screw it...I never liked that rock anyhow...
time to rewrite a bunch of science and astronomy books...
Wasn't it out near Uranus?
That was Junk's mom.
And I just thought of this. I thought planets didn't like to be called "dwarf planets." I thought they rather preferred "little planets."
s*** even "celestial objects" have to pass a test now! What happens to stupid planet applicants, or does only size matter for this test???
proof that size DOES matter?
Poor little Pluto, been the bastard child of the universe since it was discovered.
I miss it already
Just goes to show, that once a guys get to Uranus, they could care less what comes after.
"RESOLUTION 5A ... (1) A planet1 is a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (c) has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit."
One small catch with that, we have a bunch of Near Earth Objects. So Earth doesn't stand up to (c).
Jupiter has a ton of asteroids trapped at two of it's liberation points, so it too could be thought of as not a planet under part (c).
Just some food for thought.
damn, the committee that came up with all this critera should be fired. they obviously don't know wtf they are doing...
As I read in a comment on Slashdot the detail is in the definition of the word cleared. Apparently in this case it means you are the biggest thing in your orbit. Since Neptune is bigger than Pluto and their orbits cross that means Pluto is no longer a planet. (though it is a dwarf planet)
Take it for what it's worth.