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Old 09-13-2018, 12:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So, everybody decided to ditch Pluto twelve years ago...
Not everybody did. Not even most astronomers did. It was something that was pushed through a meeting pretty much in secret, after most of the attendees had gone home.

The real reason for that vote?
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There was an astronomer named Brian Marsden who for decades had a grudge against Tombaugh. He had public fights that many people observed. Tombaugh died in 1997 and Marsden went on a jihad to diminish his reputation by removing Pluto from the list of planets. He eventually found a way to do that at a convention of astronomers, a meeting with thousands of people, of which a very small fraction – 4% – went to a room where the vote was taken.
- Alan Stern, project director of the New Horizons mission, quoted here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/...uto-debate-row

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Old 09-13-2018, 02:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Maybe there's a black hole waiting to be named. The Marsden Hole. Hmm.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Am I going to explain that?
No need to. Pandora > Endor. Fight me.


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NASA scientists say: Pluto is alive and strangely resembles Earth | CSGlobe
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Pluto has blue skies, they may not be as sunny as those on Earth but the sky on the dwarf planet is undoubtedly blue.

The discovery was made thanks to NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during the historic flyby near the icy dwarf planet in July this year[2015].
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The new images prove, without a doubt, that Pluto has surprisingly Earth-like features and that the dwarf planet is very similar to Earth.

As for life on Pluto, scientists have not denied or confirmed whether Pluto is warm enough for living organisms to survive.
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Stern described Pluto as “alive” and said: “It has weather, it has hazes in the atmosphere [and] active geology.”
Pluto close-up pictures reveal 11,000 foot high ice mountains
Pluto has 11,000 ft mountains made of water ice and is likely to have volcanoes and geyzers, the New Horizon team announced today.
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....but they're just lights in the sky!

(apart from NUBIRU)
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Pluto is smaller than our moon. There are at least 100 bodies out there in the outer solar system, that are larger than Pluto - do we add all of them, too?

Pluto is a dwarf planet. We have to accept facts.
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1. Adequate mass to become spherical.
2. Not orbiting a larger planet.
3. ????
4. Planet!
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Pluto is a dwarf planet. We have to accept facts.
That's size-ist! twelve is a nice round number (in doudecimal).


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That's size-ist! twelve is a nice round number (in doudecimal).


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Wait, the sun and moon are planets? No.
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These are celestial bodies. Is Sol the same class as the rest? No. Is Luna? No. Also, does anyone argue that a moon is a planet?

Sadly, yes:

I call that refuted.
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:30 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The Sumerians had it more right than the Hellenic Greeks. They really set things back.

No one calling out Nibiru?

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