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AzNPrideBoy

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Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« on: July 31, 2005, 09:14:16 AM »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4730061.stm#map

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Astronomers in the United States have announced the discovery of the 10th planet to orbit our Sun.

The largest object found in our Solar System since Neptune was discovered in 1846, it was first seen in 2003 but has only now been confirmed as a planet.

Designated 2003 UB313, it is about 3,000km across, a world of rock and ice and somewhat larger than Pluto.

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Re: Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2005, 12:23:52 PM »

So now do we start looking for planet 11?

I thought we were still trying to justify discrepancies in Neptune's orbit.
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Re: Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2005, 01:03:50 PM »

I thought they were arguing weather to actually call it a planet or a large comet.  I don't remember, but maybe that's what the one I read said.

Quite impressive though, I wonder what we'll find next, maybe some aliens  =)
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Re: Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2005, 01:31:28 PM »

catchy name
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Re: Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2005, 04:03:39 PM »

all we need now is to find the aliens.
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Re: Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2005, 08:07:18 PM »

So we can quit calling it Planet X.

I'm gonna discover a planet, name it after myself, and move there.
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Re: Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2005, 10:22:47 PM »

what happened to charon?
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Re: Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2005, 10:56:05 PM »

So we can quit calling it Planet X.

I'm gonna discover a planet, name it after myself, and move there.

Name a Star and move to it :)
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Re: Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2005, 02:45:06 PM »

"Astronomer detect 10th planet"........*cough*again*cough*

Seems like stories surrounding a 10th planet have been around for the last few years.
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Re: Astronomers detect '10th planet'
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2005, 02:59:49 PM »

I wish they'd give it a cooler name.  Even if it is only a comet.  The name 2003 UB313 doesn't seem to roll off the tongue as well as...Aeola (names after the greek god of wind, Aeolus).
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