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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stubeeef, Jul 29, 2005.
Another world discovered beyond Pluto, yes in addition to Sedna .
I'm already hearing a lot of people want Pluto scratched off the list, so there'd be 8 and not 10 planets. Personally, I don't understand why, I mean if it orbits the sun and it's big, it's a planet. Should be an interesting debate for the scientific community to tackle.
A lot of these objects being discovered are getting increasingly closer to Pluto's size. Now it looks like this one is substantially larger. There are probably thousands maybe millions of them out there - so if we use that criteria for defining a planet - we could have a solar system with thousands maybe millions of planets.
10th Planet Found!
NASA has the press release on their website.
Also here are the pictures of the yet-to-be named Planet X
Check it out.
Yeah just read about that before i log in to Macrumors...pretty interesting...
btw, i was wondering if there is any website anyone know that is related to space? News and stuffs... Besides NASA, i know one website, http://www.spaceflightnow.com/ that i check out for news...any recomendations?
There was talk about another planet being discovered before this one - and there's no info on size or mass.
I see that the other site has the specs on the planet. 1.5 times the size of Pluto might actually be enough for it to be a planet - cool stuff.
No, but thanks for that link. I do like the NASA site too though.
NASA TV use to put me to sleep at night. That channel could be so much more, why is it dry as dirt?
Interesting... I like space related discoveries.
new planet - cool discovery!
I was just reading about this at Space.com. Interesting stuff. Perhaps even more interesting:
Imagine - 15, 20, 100 planets? Amazing, if true.
Great! That makes all the science text books obsolete!
try New Scientist. They have a lot of coverage on space stuff, and alot of interesting science and tech stuff too.
That would be amazing...and all balls of ice. You could set up a nice business there fueling ships in and out of the solar system with all that Hydrogen
This seems pretty major. I know I grew up loving space, and now that the foundation of our 9 planets is rocked, i don't know how I can go on.
That sure makes me want to add "so far as we know" to most of my sentences, so far as I know. I would only wish that for the medical and pharmaceutical industry.
No one (important) has ever claimed science to be a constant.
You mean comets?
Following this latest discovery, it looks as if the scientific community are going to have a serious rethink about what actually constitutes a planet.
And also all the mnemonics that help you remember the names and order of the planets...
I hope they come up with a cool name too. I would hate it to be just someones last name.
Or maybe google could pay like 20 billion dollars to name it google
yeah, but imagine the delivery times on that fabled PowerBook G5. heheh
Given that there are many of these small icy bodies, it wouldn't be a far stretch to find larger objects. And in planet formation theories, most things you'll find that far from the sun are going to be dusty ice balls.
Space.com has some good stuff on it and other objects...
And its at a distance of 97 AU (97 times the distance from the Sun to Earth) and at a 45° angle to the plane of the ecliptic. That's really odd.
Basically the planet is 3 times farther away from the Sun compared to Pluto, meaning the 10th planet is pretty fricking far away!
good discussion, although my thread in current events was 6 hours earlier.
I think this is cool just to hear what names they come up with!
whoa, my bad. I a did a search on 10th planet, and then scrolled down current events and community discussion.... yet I still missed it.
Here I thought I was so clever to report something first