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Monday, September 10, 2018

The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Metzger, who is lead author on the study, reviewed scientific literature from the past 200 years and found only one publication -- from 1802 -- that used the clearing-orbit requirement to classify planets, and it was based on since-disproven reasoning. Metzger recommends classifying a planet based on if it is large enough that its gravity allows it to become spherical in shape. "And that's not just an arbitrary definition, Metzger said. "It turns out this is an important milestone in the evolution of a planetary body, because apparently when it happens, it initiates active geology in the body."

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Does anyone care? Is it going to affect your life?

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-10 01:01 PM | Reply

Sniper, nothing you write here is of consequence.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-10 01:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"Does anyone care? Is it going to affect your life"

Yes. It's very important that educated mothers serve us nine pizzas.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-09-10 01:27 PM | Reply

Does anyone care? Is it going to affect your life?

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-09-10 01:01 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

It's more important than Uranus.

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-09-10 02:54 PM | Reply

Does anyone care? Is it going to affect your life?

#1 | Posted by Sniper

Some people possess a trait known as "curiosity".

Try it some time. I promise it doesn't hurt.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-10 03:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The "removal" of Pluto's planet status by any alleged scientific "authority" has created a much greater divide against modern scientific interpretation than even the belief in ice on the moon. The distrust in NASA's "factual" disclosures is global. Whatever they are doing, renaming objects, inserting massive engines or spy tools - reality is far removed from what is published about space exploration.

Keep dividing the population.

Good job, scum.

#6 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-10 04:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Obligatory:
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#7 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-09-10 07:41 PM | Reply

It's the same stupid bunch of idiots over and over and over who wanted to keep Pluto a planet before, and want to make it a planet again now. There is absolutely nothing new here.

#8 | Posted by MarcNBarrett at 2018-09-10 08:37 PM | Reply

It matters to me. I'm tired of fixing my Federation of the Planets of Sol flag. And once again just before the parade.

#9 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-09-10 09:22 PM | Reply

Clyde Tombaugh will be THRILLED.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-10 09:38 PM | Reply

It's the same stupid bunch of idiots over and over and over who wanted to keep Pluto a planet before, and want to make it a planet again now. There is absolutely nothing new here.
#8 | POSTED BY MARCNBARRETT AT 2018-09-10 08:37 PM

The theory that it's shape is the determination of planetship is cool, er, hot.

Pluto's origin and identity had long puzzled astronomers. One early hypothesis was that Pluto was an escaped moon of Neptune,[139] knocked out of orbit by its largest current moon, Triton. This idea was eventually rejected after dynamical studies showed it to be impossible because Pluto never approaches Neptune in its orbit.[140] - Wiki

The issue I have with rejecting that elegant and simple answer is that whatever event had moved Pluto obviously also came close to Neptune - possibly moving that object as well.

#11 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-10 09:52 PM | Reply

If Pluto is in, they're going to have to add a lot of others.

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-09-10 09:58 PM | Reply

If Pluto is in, they're going to have to add a lot of others.
#12 | POSTED BY MUSTANG AT 2018-09-10 09:58 PM

Logically, this object is orbiting the sun on it's own path and has moons so Pluto is maybe a condensed version of Mars in some regard.

I'm simply going with the Sumerian scientific knowledge which includes Pluto.

Leave It The Way The Sumerians Had It Says Author Zecharia Sitchin
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The reports from Prague at first suggested that astronomers were bothered by Pluto's small size, now that a large icy body has been found farther out. But the final vote focused on what has troubled astronomers almost from Pluto's discovery in 1930. Its unusual inclined orbit that weaves in and out of Neptune's path.

This odd orbit has led some astronomers to speculate that Pluto began its life as a satellite, perhaps of Neptune. But what forceful event could have caused it to shift position and adopt a strange orbit? No one knew. But in The 12th Planet I wrote that the Sumerians of ancient Mesopotamia knew: Pluto ("GAGA" in the Epic of Creation) was indeed a moon of Saturn, pried off and sent into independent orbit by the invading Nibiru to play an important role in those celestial encounters.

In fact, the Sumerians were also aware that Gaga/Pluto ended up in the odd orbit next to Neptune. In the Sumerian pantheon, the planet we call Neptune was the celestial counterpart of the Aquarius god Enki. His ‘chancellor' or ‘visier' was nicknamed Ushmu, meaning "He ‘of two faces" - and so was he depicted, with one face looking at Enki and a second face looking away from him (Fig. 1) - exactly the way Pluto looks at Neptune.

continues..

#13 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-11 12:12 AM | Reply

Soooo...if this gets changed and it's due to the UCF scientist, will UCF throw him a parade and declare him the national champion of scientists?

#14 | Posted by humtake at 2018-09-11 12:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#13 | POSTED BY REDLIGHTROBOT
"I'm simply going with the Sumerian scientific knowledge which includes Pluto."

Not sure if Sitchin is the way you want to go...

#15 | Posted by TheTom at 2018-09-11 05:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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