View Poll Results: Should the definition of a planet be modified?

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Thread: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

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    Re: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by givré View Post
    -You remplace sun by every stars that you want and you have your definition.
    But it's already difficult to found planet smaller than jupiter out of the system solar, so before they found something like pluton...
    -nearly round = hydrostatic equilibrium, no need more.
    -That's just the point. That's what they should have done, but they didn't. So I think that should be changed.
    -Correct. Sorry about that

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    Re: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

    its amazing how many people here aren't getting some people's jokes

    Anyway, I think it should be a planet because, well, it's been a planet for so long. Pluto's planethood was ingrained into my brain when I was in Kindergarten. This is life shattering.

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    Re: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by panickedthumb View Post
    its amazing how many people here aren't getting some people's jokes

    Anyway, I think it should be a planet because, well, it's been a planet for so long. Pluto's planethood was ingrained into my brain when I was in Kindergarten. This is life shattering.
    And they named the Disney dog after it for chrissakes !!!! Pluto stays !
    Also, if we suddenly get a bunch more planets, the sci-fi films will get better. Why do the spaceships always have to come from Mars ?(Mars Attacks, War of the worlds).

    Maybe they could start a thread here on suggested planet names, that would be cool.

    I vote for planet Linux, anybody else want to be a Linuxian ?

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    Re: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

    now, why did poor little pluto get kicked out of club planet?
    I loved pluto!!!

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    Re: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

    When space tourism starts, Pluto will get this tagline:

    "I can't believe it's not a real planet!tm"

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    Re: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by professor_chaos View Post
    As far as I'm concerned they can call them potatos. It doesn't have any affect on reality. IMO these smart people should spend their time doing something more important.
    i think i agree with that. they're often called the "intelligentsia", but they are always inevitably very dumb and have very little wisdom about life, society, or people. similar minded people spent several million euros a few years ago debating if the scottish kilt is womensware or not
    Last edited by ComplexNumber; August 26th, 2006 at 02:57 PM.

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    Re: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by ComplexNumber View Post
    i think i agree with that. they're often called the "intelligentsia", but they are always inevitably very dumb and have very little wisdom about life, society, or people. similar minded people spent several million euros a few years ago debating if the scottish kilt is womensware or not
    I hear they just got a grant to study the Roman Toga

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    Re: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

    I laughed so hard at this image:

    I can really see all the dead serious scientist getting angry at each other over this infected topic and when it comes to voting they look at each other to see how the others vote. Reminds me of the student council at my university where people engage in heated discussions over small issues that no one cares about.

    If you can't see the fun in this, you're probably one of them.

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    Re: Astronomers to vote on potential new planets

    My Very Earthly Mother Just Sat Upon Neptunes Pluto.

    Pluto HAS to be called a planet. What else is myveryearthlyma gonna sit upon?

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