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MikeyCarson
08-15-2006, 10:03 PM
Scientists were slated to decide on the fate of Pluto's planet-hood when it was found to be the largest of a belt of rocks and not just one large mass. As it stands right now it is still a planet but may be reclassified as a Pluton (which will be the Big Brain term for tiny planetlike masses): Some more below:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/15/AR2006081500330.html?nav=rss_nation

cornflake girl
08-15-2006, 10:05 PM
dammit all that wasted time trying to memorize the name of the ninth planet.

MikeyCarson
08-15-2006, 10:09 PM
Don't forget the "10th planet" UB313!!!! (which will now be classified as a Pluton as per this ruling)

crmeza11
08-15-2006, 10:09 PM
wow thats interesting, see thats why i love this site, not only is it dmb but you learn stuff as well

the more you know....

theponderousman
08-16-2006, 08:36 AM
Actually, it could be that we'll have TWELVE planets around the sun, 8 being 'classical' planets, the others being the smaller ones, but still technically planets

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14364833/

tiglet26
08-16-2006, 09:14 AM
Wasn't this talked about a few years ago as well? Are they revisiting the subject, or am I thinking of something totally different....?

cornflake girl
08-16-2006, 09:51 AM
Wasn't this talked about a few years ago as well? Are they revisiting the subject, or am I thinking of something totally different....?

I think a couple years ago they were mentioning how Pluto isn't technically a planet or something like that but no one cared enough to do anything about it. But maybe I'm wrong.

pancake_ice
08-23-2006, 07:59 PM
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us...

um...

Narcolepsy.


...no that's no good

MikeyCarson
08-24-2006, 09:22 PM
IT'S OFFICIAL....PLUTO'S OUT!!!!!!!!!
lets see if Dave switchs up the lyrics!!!

PRAGUE, Czech Republic - Pluto, beloved by some as a cosmic underdog but scorned by astronomers who considered it too dinky and distant, was unceremoniously stripped of its status as a planet Thursday.
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Pluto, a planet since 1930, got the boot because it didn't meet the new rules, which say a planet not only must orbit the sun and be large enough to assume a nearly round shape, but must "clear the neighborhood around its orbit." That disqualifies Pluto, whose oblong orbit overlaps Neptune's, downsizing the solar system to eight planets from the traditional nine.

http://www.comcast.net/news/index.jsp?cat=GENERAL&fn=/2006/08/24/462609.html

"Pluto is not a planet," Brown said. "There are finally, officially, eight planets in the solar system (http://www.space.com/solarsystem/)."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14489259/

Dave L
08-25-2006, 08:41 AM
I heard that Pluto is PISSSED.

http://www.webdisney.com/interactive/cards/images/pluto1.jpg

wired
08-25-2006, 09:02 AM
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Noodles

MikeyCarson
08-25-2006, 06:23 PM
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Noodles
And see kids....it's that simple to adapt!!!
Nicely done Wired :thumbsup: You should cc that to every school in the nation by next weeks end!

John
08-25-2006, 07:32 PM
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Noodles

If only your kids were that lucky . . . .