Astronomers Attempt to Define Planets

Astronomers Attempt to Define Planets

There are 13 comments on the The Associated Press story from Aug 23, 2006, titled Astronomers Attempt to Define Planets . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Pity poor Pluto: After decades of being confused with a cartoon dog and enduring ridicule as a puny poser, the solar system's consummate cling-on is now in danger of losing its status as a planet.

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Kearney

Columbia, MD

#1 Aug 24, 2006
Sounds like a Star Trek convention where the Klingons are arguing with the Romulans over the "disputed territory".

You can't own a reality by myaking a consensual definition of what it is.... Why not just invent a new category... gee --- it's like they trying to fit all the square pegs into their preconceived round holes.

This is not a science. It's a philosophy thing.

Since science can not be measured, weighed and has no mass... it does not exist.
dr frankenstein

Barnesville, OH

#3 Aug 24, 2006
This just in:

Clusterbuster is an idiot, because he buys in to the conservative b.s that all the media (that THEY really own) is liberal!!

I'm voting you outta my solar system, cluster ol' buddy.

Do you think all those scientists watched one too many episodes of Survivor?
spuds

United States

#5 Aug 24, 2006
Poor Ole Pluto didn't have a chance or a say in its future, sort of like the public in many respects.
tommy chronic

Louisville, KY

#6 Aug 24, 2006
...bottom freakin line...where's mickey mouse in all of this?...
http://www.chemicallyfulfilled.blogspot.com
7-color Rainbow is dead

Houston, TX

#7 Aug 24, 2006
I'm modifying and clarifying the colors of the rainbow, since I've never been able to distinguish from Indigo and Violet. There will be only one purple color, Vindolet.
Joe Romaninsky

Anadia, Portugal

#8 Aug 24, 2006
Good decision!The tight criteria for full planetary status clearly
separates the major terrestrial and gas giant planets from other
classes of solar system objects.
The class of dwarf planet has
a common-sense feel to it. By the definition given, if I under-
stand the article correctly, we
also have a way of differ-entiating the new dwarf planets from other solar system objects like asteroids (Ceres, Vesta, etc.). Neat!

--Joe Romaninsky
Gouldsboro, PA
[email protected]
tommy chronic

Louisville, KY

#9 Aug 24, 2006
...i heard pluto is filing paperwork to be listed as an independent...

http://www.chemicallyfulfilled.blogspot.com
EAA1971

Tolland, CT

#10 Aug 24, 2006
Maybe dr. frankenstein should be voted out of this country because he obviously would rather be in a communist country like Cuba like the little commie he is.
fred

United States

#11 Aug 24, 2006
wow! that was very unexpected, Pluto has been a planet to me all of my life. I think that it is very interesting that this has been dicovered!
tommy chronic

Louisville, KY

#12 Aug 24, 2006
...and what will pluto's family think?...the shame!...

http://www.chemicallyfulfilled.blogspot.com
Paul

Kettering, UK

#13 Aug 25, 2006
The naming of Pluto was quite interesting, as I described in my blog post: http://skymania.blogspot.com/2006/07/pluto-pr...
Nuttin' to do with no cartoon doggy though!
Brittany Luna 14

Osage Beach, MO

#14 Aug 25, 2006
ok every since I was little i new there was 9 planets and now do they expect me to just forget about pluto!?!?! Well even though pluto got "demoted" it's still a planet to me!!!
spuds

United States

#15 Aug 25, 2006
Brittany Luna 14 wrote:
ok every since I was little i new there was 9 planets and now do they expect me to just forget about pluto!?!?! Well even though pluto got "demoted" it's still a planet to me!!!
yuppers, I go along with that.

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