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Pluto Top Ten Contest, Is Pluto a Planet or Is It Not?
SigurRosFan
post Jan 6 2006, 12:29 PM
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Planetary Society press release:

http://www.planetary.org/about/press/relea...t_Not__The.html - Is Pluto a Planet or Is It Not? The Planetary Society Seeks Top Ten Lists

--- In honor of the launch of the New Horizons mission, the Society announces a call for the public to speak up and tell us:

The Top 10 Reasons Pluto IS a Planet, or
The Top 10 Reasons Pluto IS NOT a Planet

Even The Planetary Society's own Board of Directors is split, with Chairman Neil deGrasse Tyson wanting to demote Pluto from the planetary ranks and other members of the Board staunchly defending Pluto's status. In the interest of impartiality and public engagement, The Planetary Society is calling for reasons on both sides of the issue. For the next eight days, visitors to the Society's website can share their reasons why Pluto should or should not continue to be ranked as one of the solar system's nine planets. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 12, 2006. The final Top 10 Lists will be released prior to the launch of the New Horizons mission. ---

http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics/topten/ - Pluto Top Ten

http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics/topten/enter.html - Enter the Contest!


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djellison
post Jan 16 2006, 08:31 PM
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Weh hey smile.gif

I love "It doesn't appear to be so inclined. " - That's GENIUS

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post Jan 17 2006, 05:37 AM
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Pluto is not a planet, and I'll tell you why cause “plutonians are teh suck!” (private joke for ATHF fans)

Its to small and to far and if we add it in we have to add in alot of other KBO that including pluto are nothing but oversize comets in badly need of some sun.

F the grade school books, the USA school system is already teaching them kids misinformation: why stop at sex ed and evolution lets get astronomy in there to!
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post Jan 17 2006, 08:37 AM
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QUOTE (exobioquest @ Jan 17 2006, 05:37 AM)
Its to small and to far
.......already teaching them kids misinformation


And not teaching them that it's TOO small and TOO far, not TO smile.gif

The real argument is one that will doubtless cause many a conference-argument for decades, personally, I think Pluto deserves it's title as it 'got there first' so to speak, and then the similar bodies out at that sort of range with that sort of composition should be refered to as Plutonian's or part of the Pluto 'class' of bodies.

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post Jan 17 2006, 02:05 PM
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Seems like the term "ice dwarf" is catching on. Though I really like edstrick's "giant cosmic dust bunnies". Think the IAU would go for that? wink.gif


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post Jan 17 2006, 10:39 PM
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QUOTE (odave @ Jan 17 2006, 03:05 PM)
Seems like the term "ice dwarf" is catching on.  Though I really like edstrick's "giant cosmic dust bunnies".  Think the IAU would go for that?  wink.gif
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The IAU won't accept *that* term, due to it's Political Incorrectness.

Thet *might* go for 'Thermally-Disadvantaged Planet of Restricted Growth' or TDPG - see, it trips off the tongue, doesn't it!

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post Jan 17 2006, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Jan 17 2006, 11:39 PM)
The IAU won't accept *that* term, due to it's Political Incorrectness.

Thet *might* go for 'Thermally-Disadvantaged Planet of Restricted Growth' or TDPG - see, it trips off the tongue, doesn't it!

Bob Shaw
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Exploring the acronym idea and considering the difficulties the IAU and others are having I propose:
ODDS - Outer dim and Distant Systems (For objects with satellites)
SODS - Solar Orbiting Distant Spheres. (For solitary planet like objects)
and perhaps at a stretch
DEMONS - Distant Embarassing Minor Orbiting Natural Spheres
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- SigurRosFan   Pluto Top Ten Contest   Jan 6 2006, 12:29 PM
- - PhilCo126   Of course ... Clyde TOMBAUGH found PLANET X back i...   Jan 6 2006, 03:43 PM
|- - mars loon   Some more good tidbits, is that this battle is not...   Jan 7 2006, 09:05 PM
- - elakdawalla   Just pointing out that this contest closes tomorro...   Jan 11 2006, 07:42 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jan 11 2006, 08:42 PM)Ju...   Jan 12 2006, 10:47 AM
- - akuo   But its a serious issue!   Jan 11 2006, 08:12 PM
- - Bill Harris   <ben_stein> But we are planetary geologists....   Jan 11 2006, 09:30 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   According to Alan Stern, it's a planet because...   Jan 12 2006, 01:11 PM
- - Chmee   Pluto is a planet because changing all the text bo...   Jan 12 2006, 03:27 PM
|- - odave   My entries on both sides of the issue are in. Her...   Jan 12 2006, 04:10 PM
|- - The Messenger   QUOTE (Chmee @ Jan 12 2006, 08:27 AM)Pluto is...   Jan 12 2006, 06:33 PM
- - David   The first discovery of a "new" planet wa...   Jan 12 2006, 07:49 PM
- - elakdawalla   The results are in... Pluto Top Ten Lists A very...   Jan 16 2006, 08:18 PM
- - djellison   Weh hey I love "It doesn't appear to be...   Jan 16 2006, 08:31 PM
|- - exobioquest   Pluto is not a planet, and I'll tell you why c...   Jan 17 2006, 05:37 AM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (exobioquest @ Jan 17 2006, 05:37 AM)It...   Jan 17 2006, 08:37 AM
|- - odave   Seems like the term "ice dwarf" is catch...   Jan 17 2006, 02:05 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (odave @ Jan 17 2006, 02:05 PM)Seems li...   Jan 17 2006, 02:51 PM
||- - lyford   QUOTE (djellison @ Jan 17 2006, 06:51 AM)Well...   Jan 17 2006, 05:56 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (odave @ Jan 17 2006, 03:05 PM)Seems li...   Jan 17 2006, 10:39 PM
|- - helvick   QUOTE (Bob Shaw @ Jan 17 2006, 11:39 PM)The I...   Jan 17 2006, 11:30 PM
- - MizarKey   Sorry to dredge up an older topic...however, there...   Apr 25 2006, 04:13 PM
- - Bob Shaw   Planet - classical planet Planetoid - planet-like ...   Apr 25 2006, 04:17 PM


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