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  • Scientists discover 10th planet

    I don't have a link, but I have it from a reliable source that a 10th planet, that orbits he sun every 288 years or so, has been discovered. Anyone hear of this?

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    Yes, I read this in the Dallas Morning News.
    "Speed is fine, but accuracy is final"--Bill Jordan

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    • #3
      I wonder what they will call it?

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      • #4
        http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/10/07/1033538894512.html

        this it?

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        • #5
          I read somewhere that it was part of an asteroid belt, and not really a planet. As it turns out, Pluto is also part of this asteroid belt, and if astronomers knew what they know now about Plute, they would never have classified it as a planet.
          Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass.
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          • #6
            Great. Now when the kids get older and I have to help them with their science, I won't be able to. First they rename the dinosaurs, now there might be between 8-10 planets. Gotta love modern science.
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            • #7
              This is OLD news. I learned of this over 20 years ago....in high school. For the past 20+ years, scientists have speculated that Pluto's eliptical orbit was due to the gravitational pull of a VERY LARGE planet acting upon it. This 'new' planet has often been referred to as 'Planet X'. Original, huh? [Wink]
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              • #8
                So if there is a new, tenth planet, they're going to have to come up with a name for it, aren't they?

                No reason why we can't lend our creative inspiration to the world of science.

                My suggestions and reasonings:

                Goofy - Pluto needs a friend. Plus, the name is rooted in ambiguity -- is Goofy a dog, or not? A planet, or not?

                Planet Reebok - The logical progression from corporate sponsorship of stadiums and events.

                Beatnik - It's, like, totally far out, man.

                Go ahead an give it your best shot. Heck, they got away with 'Uranus'.
                Caution and worry never accomplished anything.

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                • #9
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by kirch:
                  Go ahead an give it your best shot. Heck, they got away with 'Uranus'.

                  Which is interesting..how DID they come up with that? This is how I see it:

                  2 Scientists hanging around at NASA suddenly find an un-named, large, mass.

                  "Wow, another planet!"

                  "you, idiot, thats not a planet!"

                  "I'm telling you, that's a planet"

                  "Oh, shove it up your *****!!!!"

                  It was then determined to be a planet, and when asked what they wanted it named, there seemed only one logical choice...

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