Thursday, August 24, 2006

:: spacey ::'re barred!

+ A decision has been made on Pluto...and it's no longer a planet. After a week long confabulation, scientists decided on a definition for a "planet".
A celestial body that is in orbit around the Sun, has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a...nearly round shape, and has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit."
Poor Pluto, along with the other 3 possible planet candidates are out of contention for planet status. Earlier I posted about the possibility of a planet increase. So, even though it seemed like the odds were in Pluto's favor...scientists have clearly taken its status away.

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