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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Aug 29, 2006.

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  1. Guest

    Please excuse the interruption to normal discussion but we need your

    As you will be well aware, the International Astronomers Union, last
    week stripped Pluto of its status as a planet - meaning that we now
    have eight planets on the solar system.

    Details of the events can be found here;

    The scientific community has started its own internal petition to have
    the decision reversed, but there is also a petition that anyone can

    If you feel strongly that Pluto should not have been demoted from a
    planet, then I encourage you to voice your opinion and to contact your
    friends and family to do the same.

    Collectively, we can make a difference.


  2. I feel the reverse. Less than 10% of the Earth's gravitation seems like a
    good cut-off point.
  3. Luhan

    Luhan Guest

    A lot of people may have purchased lots on Pluto last year in the midst
    of the real estate buying frenzy. Sorry, but many of these lots have
    now dropped in value since Pluto is no longer considered a planet.

    So don't complain about it now.

  4. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hello Luhan,
    Or just file for a reduction in property tax up there and that decision
    will be reversed in a jiffy :cool:
  5. A sensible decision I thought. Much better than that idiotic idea
    originally proposed to introduce more planets, that was plastered all
    over the news for days.
    Pluto always was the odd one out, so bye-bye Pluto.

    Dave :)
  6. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    In other words, "dog" the astronomers to bring Pluto back home!
    Perhaps we could throw them a "bone" and allow them to consider
    Neptune-Pluto as a binary planet?
  7. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    Are you sayng that those buyers are frozen out?
    You aer as cold as Pluto...
  8. Neptune and Pluto aren't even close together when they are as close as
    possible. You need to see a 3D model of the system to see why.

    It was originally suggested to call Pluto and Charon a 'binary planet'.
  9. Stuff it up Uranus ;-)
  10. Joel Kolstad

    Joel Kolstad Guest

    In Oregon here that only works if you've had the property since something like
  11. Luhan

    Luhan Guest

    Next time a new planet is discovered, I'm getting in on the ground

  12. Guest

    "We" being the inhabitants of Pluto, expecting a precipitous decline in
    the outstanding property values currently enjoyed in your part of the
    solar system? I ask merely for information.

    The correct approach to this problem is to de-define the word "planet"
    and remove the names from all the objects currently known as planets -
    since the first person to physically land on them will be free to claim
    them as sovereign territory and name them whatever they want*.

    (*) I'm well aware that international convention disallows this. I'm
    also well aware that it is unenforceable. If there are commercially
    exploitable resources on the other worlds that can be used to generate
    profits on Earth, this convention will cease to exist.
  13. Guest

    Aww, so Ceres isn't a planet anymore? Pity...

  14. Al

    Al Guest

    If it's smaller than the Earth's moon or orbits another body in the
    Solar System, it is not a planet. Good a definition as any in my view.

  15. Genome

    Genome Guest

    Bummer, logically speaking that means there are no planets.

    Perhaps someone should re-think one this in case the Plutonions have some
    oil and we can invite them to join the EU.........

    I just phoned them...

    Ring ring, Ring ring...



    'You've just been re-classified as not a planet'.

    'Sucks to be where you are then'.

    'Good point, bye'.

    'Thanks, Bye'.

  16. Genome

    Genome Guest

    I would just like to point out that I accidently capitalised the B in that
    last bye and some of you might get the impression that they were being quite
    unfreindly but this was not the case.

  17. The lest time I visited the Greenwich observatory, they had a number of
    older telescopes set up in the original observatory. Some of these dated
    back to the time of Newton. In the eyepiece of one of them, someone had
    placed a transparency of one of the Disney characters. This presented me
    (and others) the opportunity to look through id and exclaim, "Look, you
    can see Pluto."
  18. Where have I heard that before? ;-)

    But seriously, if they haven't been able to discern yet whether it's
    spherical or not, then I'm ambivalent. I've heard rumblings that if
    you included Pluto, you'd have to include Ceres. Interestingly, I've
    just looked up Ceres, and it's apparently round:

    So, I guess they said that If we continue to include Pluto, we'd have
    to include Ceres, and that would be even more confusing, since I've
    also heard that Ceres is someplace in the Asteroid Belt.

    Maybe Pluto is a would-be comet from the Oort Cloud, that wandered a
    little too close to Neptune?

  19. Then for heaven's sake let's have Xena as well!!
  20. Somebody on TV said that Pluto wasn't a planet, because if you put it
    in the orbit of Mercury, it would just evaporate after a short time. I
    wonder what would happen to Jupiter if you put it in the orbit of
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