Pluto has been a newsmaker and topic of scientific fascination since Clyde Tombaugh discovered it in February 1930. While conversations continue over Pluto’s…
Posted by Pluto @ 4:49 am
It’s a planet alright.?
As discovery broadens the nomenclature matures, taking into account the
diversity found with discovery. This happened with stars, galaxies, atoms,
and so forth. So it will happen with planets, as we discover their wide
variety the previous broad definitions will fine tune to account for these
It’s human nature to keep what was once comfortable but, as the new
generation enters the flow, these new definitions will become increasingly
acceptable, as they should if science wishes to keep its exactitude.
I feel that scientists should be able to change more quickly as that is the
nature of science, with each new discovery, but apparently, that isn’t
always the case.?
It’ll always be the 9th planet to me <3?
it is not a goddamn planet, deal with it?
Ceres, Pluto, Eris, Charon even, planets. All planets?
So whose views do we accept–424 IAU members, most of whom never studied
Pluto or planetary science, OR the scientists coordinating an actual
spacecraft rendezvous with Pluto using seven instruments to obtain accurate
data? Hint: Reality in science is determined by data, not be decree.?
So Pluto is a…. planet.
Did I get that right??
Yep, a PLANET. Got it? Good. Move along now.?
2015 will be an amazing year for planetary science 😉 #PlutoLives ?
Can’t wait to see the real thing. Great video.?
A planet by any other name …?
Neptune’s orbit seems to cross the inner limit of the Kuiper belt from this
vid. So, if Neptune has not “cleared it’s orbit” exactly the same way that
Pluto hasn’t – is Neptune next on the”dwarf planet” targeting??
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