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There are only 8 planets in the solar system

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 10:46 am
by Burzum
We only have 8 planets left in our solar system. Pluto was just destroyed*






*I mean demoted

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 12:29 pm
by rekloose-[PUPPY]
it was either that or we add another 3 ... i'm glad to see that the IAU has finally well defines what a planet is ...

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 12:33 pm
by Best_predator
And how they define it now?

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 12:34 pm
by rekloose-[PUPPY]
The IAU said in a statement on Thursday that the definition for planet is now officially "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 neighborhood around its orbit."

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 12:39 pm
by WidowMaker
I still say we have 9... screw science. :twisted:


-Wid

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 12:39 pm
by Best_predator
So B and C is not pluto huh?

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 2:14 pm
by Catharsys
there are bigger rocks further out then pluto. think they call them planetoids.

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 2:51 pm
by K2
Hmm... so every astrological prediction that EVER took nine planets into account, is WRONG.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :P

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 3:21 pm
by rekloose-[PUPPY]
K2 wrote:Hmm... so every astrological prediction that EVER took nine planets into account, is WRONG.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :P


no, they just nver had a rigid definition of what a planet was. basically the group came together and was faced with making a rigid definition (and allowing for 8 planets) or a looser one (which would have made for i think 12 or 13 planets, pluto + some planetoids found in recent years). I personally think they made the right choice ...

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 3:33 pm
by Jahiliyya
K2 wrote:Hmm... so every astrological prediction that EVER took nine planets into account, is WRONG.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :P


THIS is why my horoscope is always wrong!!!!!!!! Fucking scientists messing up my spiritual mojo.

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 5:42 pm
by K2
rekloose-[PUPPY] wrote:
K2 wrote:Hmm... so every astrological prediction that EVER took nine planets into account, is WRONG.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :P


no, they just nver had a rigid definition of what a planet was. basically the group came together and was faced with making a rigid definition (and allowing for 8 planets) or a looser one (which would have made for i think 12 or 13 planets, pluto + some planetoids found in recent years). I personally think they made the right choice ...


Puppy, you're getting astronomy mixed up with astrology...

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 7:16 pm
by Best_predator
And astrology talks about "heavenly bodies" not exactly planets O.o

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 10:43 pm
by rekloose-[PUPPY]
haha oops!

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 10:52 pm
by Campsalot
Astrology.. wrong!? There's a shocker! :roll:

Posted: Aug 24th, 2006 at 10:56 pm
by rekloose-[PUPPY]
actually camps, k2 .. never fear ...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060824/sc_ ... science_dc

it looks like this won't be affecting their predictions after all ..

Posted: Aug 25th, 2006 at 8:50 am
by Burzum
I hope they update all the star trek references to Pluto :x

Posted: Aug 25th, 2006 at 9:01 am
by b0ba
pluto is a dog stupids

Posted: Aug 25th, 2006 at 8:35 pm
by Sandbox
K2 wrote:Hmm... so every astrological prediction that EVER took nine planets into account, is WRONG.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :P


lol, no shit right. rich house wives everywhere must quickly reread the future while they still can.