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    Hanul is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Default What is your definition of a planet?Do you think Pluto should be called a planet?

    There seems to be a little debate over this mainly because of Pluto.Right now if they redifine the term planet,we will have a solar system of 12 instead of 9/8 planets.So what is your definition of a planet?Do you think Pluto qualifies to be a planet?Theres also apaprently a new planet discovered,nicknamed Xena that is larger and farther than Pluto and also orbits around the sun.
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    Xena? The best they could come up with is Xena?

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    Hanul is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Actually Brown,the one who discovered 2003 UB313 nicknamed it Xena.Scientifically it is known as 2003 UB313

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    Nah, Pluto shouldn't technically be a planet, but it's still going to be one since all the textbooks we had in 1st grades will keep it that way. Pluto's a little too small, and it's more of a huge rock than an actually planet. Although, it's still better than Uranus, tee hee hee...

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    Chuck Norris' left nut is a planet.



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    Dante Obscuri is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Well, kids in the past studied that the Earth was flat, and that didn't stopped changing stuff just because of textbooks. And no, Pluto shouldn't be refered as a planet.
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    Isn't Pluto going to ditch our solar system for a hotter one in the medium future? I feel unloved... but hey, we got XENA!

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    My personal definition of a planet is this, a body of matter with a large enough gravity well to pull itself into a spherical shape, and support an atmosphere greater than the background vacuum by a few orders of magnitude.

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    Meh. Pluto probably isn't a planet, but who am I to decide?

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    I don't think they should. Its orbit is too irregular and it's not massive enough. And it's so far away from the sun.

 

 
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