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bd007h
08-24-2006, 01:02 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/08/24/pluto.ap/index.html

My very educated mother just served us nine ................

0r4ng3
08-24-2006, 01:05 PM
Damn. And here I was, thinking that they'd instead add the other 2 or 3 masses as planets.

Amiralanal
08-24-2006, 01:08 PM
too sad...

Llamas
08-24-2006, 01:17 PM
planet x and y? haha. yeah. and I always thought it was my very enormous mother, not educated. but you could always change it to my very enormous mother just served us n00dz.

Little_Miss_1565
08-24-2006, 01:17 PM
My very educated mother just served us nine ................

That's exactly what I've been saying all day!!!!!

Jebus
08-24-2006, 01:19 PM
Damn. And here I was, thinking that they'd instead add the other 2 or 3 masses as planets.
Seriously, shoutwire tricked us. =[

I was really hoping for Xena to become a planet.

coke_a_holic
08-24-2006, 01:23 PM
I don't really understand why they'd demote planets from their planetary status. Do these people have absolutely no will to live and nothing better to do but complain about planets not being big enough? That just sounds like a depressing thing to do in such a depressing career.



Fuck pluto.

bd007h
08-24-2006, 01:25 PM
I feel bad for the Disney character

JohnnyNemesis
08-24-2006, 01:27 PM
Isn't this extremely old news though? I've heard for years that Pluto was no longer considered a planet, I can't believe it took so long for this to become official.

0r4ng3
08-24-2006, 01:29 PM
I feel bad for the Disney character
I kinda feel worse for the God of the Underworld. Though, at least he's got a fun job, planet or not.

Fuck, I just realized I need a new second favorite planet, after Mars.

Mota Boy
08-24-2006, 01:31 PM
My very educated mother just served us nine ................
My very erratic manservent just served up Ninth.

R.I.P Pluto

JohnnyNemesis
08-24-2006, 01:31 PM
Jupiter ftw. THE GREAT RED SPOT IS GREAT INDEED.

coke_a_holic
08-24-2006, 01:35 PM
Fuck Jupiter, Neptune is fucking hot sex.

Llamas
08-24-2006, 01:36 PM
I don't really understand why they'd demote planets from their planetary status. Do these people have absolutely no will to live and nothing better to do but complain about planets not being big enough? That just sounds like a depressing thing to do in such a depressing career.



Fuck pluto.

astronomy is interesting as hell, but it sounds like they're totally wasting their time. I thought these guys were supposed to be researching space and trying to figure out what things are, what they're made of, how they affect things, etc. Not trying to define pluto. Nobody cares about pluto.

0r4ng3
08-24-2006, 01:38 PM
My very erratic manservent just served up Ninth.
There has to be a way to make this an official saying.

SaiKYoU
08-24-2006, 01:38 PM
Go Neptune!!

Llamas
08-24-2006, 01:38 PM
Jupiter wins, Neptune is second, Mercury is third, Uranus fourth, Saturn fifth, Mars sixth... I don't care about earth or Venus.

I LOVE "The Planets" by Gustav Holst. Incredible symphony. I think that's what makes me biased toward Jupiter (the bringer of jollity) and against Venus (the bringer of peace).

Jakebert
08-24-2006, 01:44 PM
The first person to say that Uranus is their favorite planet gets kicked in the face for being predictable.

Venus seems pretty cool, what with the giant clouds of gas covering it. Kind of mysterious.

wheelchairman
08-24-2006, 01:56 PM
Isn't this extremely old news though? I've heard for years that Pluto was no longer considered a planet, I can't believe it took so long for this to become official.
Thanks...Joey?

DeAtHsTaR
08-24-2006, 01:58 PM
This is kinda gay. Everything from my childhood is now gone!

Mota Boy
08-24-2006, 01:58 PM
The issues has been debated for a while, but they didn't officially vote on it until today/yesterday/whenever.

noodlesfan
08-24-2006, 03:00 PM
They're actually discussing the nomination of Jojan as the new ninth planet.

HeadAroundU
08-24-2006, 05:23 PM
I saw in TV that 3 objects are going to be considered as the planets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_redefinition_of_planet
Ceres, Charon, and 2003 UB313

EDIT: oh, it's on CNN too.
EDIT2: they are gonna be dwarf planets, except Charon.
EDIT3:
"Pluto is automatically disqualified because its oblong orbit overlaps with Neptune's."
Now I want to see the crash. What's the chance?

XYlophonetreeZ
08-24-2006, 06:14 PM
The first person to say that Uranus is their favorite planet gets kicked in the face for being predictable.

Uranus IS my favorite planet.

Not for the name, but for being flipped on its side. Uranus ftw.

Preocupado
08-24-2006, 06:24 PM
And for being so large and round.

But really, the Solar System was in need of some fresh air. Fuck Pluto.

Anya82
08-24-2006, 06:29 PM
i hate that! i fucking hated when they said in the news that Pluto is no longer a planet and now they'll have to change the books. WTF?!?! no way! kids today and tomorrow MUST memorize another planet, just the way i did!!!


Jupiter was always my fave. Gigantic, nice colors, lots of satelites, and that amazing storm red spot.

XYlophonetreeZ
08-24-2006, 06:33 PM
Io is most definitely the best moon.

Endymion
08-24-2006, 07:10 PM
Now I want to see the crash. What's the chance?
none, their orbits only cross on paper. pluto's orbit is well outside the plane that the eight real planets orbit in (which is also the plane normal to the sun's axis of rotation), which is why i never really considered it a planet either.

HeadAroundU
08-24-2006, 07:47 PM
Yeah, I've just googled it up. Pluto's orbit is the most highly inclined (18 degrees).
No crash for Hau. :( :( :(

0r4ng3
08-24-2006, 07:49 PM
Not for the name, but for being flipped on its side. Uranus ftw.
No, it's just the ring that's sideways. people just always assume this and that about it, when no one's actually been to Uranus.

All About Eve
08-24-2006, 07:51 PM
Those fucking jewlers just got the size wrong and it won't stay on the poor guy.

0r4ng3
08-24-2006, 07:51 PM
Yes, people underestimate just how small Uranus is.

XYlophonetreeZ
08-24-2006, 07:55 PM
Well, it spins with only one of its poles always directly facing the sun, and since there's no up or down in space, that's really the only criterion for a "sideways" spin.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
08-24-2006, 08:45 PM
I was always fairly fond of Earth. I also like Jupiter, because size does indeed matter.

0r4ng3
08-24-2006, 08:46 PM
I'm more a fan of Omicron Persei 8.

SkunkIt
08-24-2006, 08:56 PM
Damn, not alot of planetariums have to change things.

As long as Saturn is still a planet, I'm ok.

arak0r
08-25-2006, 02:02 AM
how could earth not be the fav? i mean its easily the most complex and amazing of the worlds simply because it has life, and even more so because it is OUR life :o all life as we know it is.. from here :o (thats not to say it doesnt exist elsewhere, we just dont really know if it elsewhere)

SkunkIt
08-25-2006, 03:44 AM
It's most probably not outside, because every living thing either needs oxygen, water or both to survive and It would be odd to find something more complex than a cell, or a few cells living elsehere and since there's no gravity, they'd probably float off in space, or just float off and die.

SplinterByMyOwnDesign
08-25-2006, 03:45 AM
Yes, people underestimate just how small Uranus is.

Is it wrong if i giggled at this comment? :o

notoriousdoc
08-25-2006, 04:04 AM
Fuck you, I hate Uranus. It's full of shit

Llamas
08-25-2006, 09:43 AM
Yes, people underestimate just how small Uranus is.

umm the only planets it's smaller than are jupiter and saturn.. I'd say that's pretty large.

Also, we know it's sideways because a ring is matter that is sucked into a planet's orbit... which means it has to go along with its rotation... and like someone else said, the only criteria for "sideways" in our solar system is that the axis is perpendicular to that of the sun's/rest of the planets'.

There is no other life in our solar system, I am convinced. However, I'm also convinced that there is life in other solar systems.

JohnnyNemesis
08-25-2006, 10:27 AM
Whoooooooooooooooooooooooosh!

0r4ng3
08-25-2006, 10:28 AM
Wow, I guess Uranus is larger than I thought. Those deadly gases can be misleading.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 10:57 AM
umm y eah... I just totally caught that. *blushes*

Endymion
08-25-2006, 11:13 AM
It's most probably not outside, because every living thing either needs oxygen, water or both to survive and It would be odd to find something more complex than a cell, or a few cells living elsehere and since there's no gravity, they'd probably float off in space, or just float off and die.
carbon chauvinist.

Also, we know it's sideways because a ring is matter that is sucked into a planet's orbit... which means it has to go along with its rotation... and like someone else said, the only criteria for "sideways" in our solar system is that the axis is perpendicular to that of the sun's/rest of the planets'.

There is no other life in our solar system, I am convinced. However, I'm also convinced that there is life in other solar systems.
part 1: true, and in addition we can tell exactly were its axis is by looking at it's magnetic field (via satellites etc).
part 2: it seems somewhat likely that the methane-rich surface of one of saturn's moons may hold microbial life.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 11:36 AM
carbon chauvinist.

part 1: true, and in addition we can tell exactly were its axis is by looking at it's magnetic field (via satellites etc).
part 2: it seems somewhat likely that the methane-rich surface of one of saturn's moons may hold microbial life.

part 1: very true, that's slightly more scientific, though ;)

part 2: really? I never heard that. I haven't taken astronomy in 3 years... (though it was my favorite class I've ever taken). when did they decide that?

Endymion
08-25-2006, 11:56 AM
jpl recently (as in a month or so ago) announced that there are standing hydrocarbon lakes on titan. titan also has ongoing volcanic activity.

All About Eve
08-25-2006, 12:46 PM
Weren't there speculations about bacteria on Mars?

Endymion
08-25-2006, 12:48 PM
Weren't there speculations about bacteria on Mars?
still are.

Bryan875
08-25-2006, 02:53 PM
what people dont understand is that they were not going to add only 2 or 3 more planets, they wanted to add at least 40 more planets..yes 40, and thats stupid, i think that its better to take one away than add that many fucking more planets to the damn list. so check your sources better went you say things, or you look like a complete idiot.

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 02:56 PM
what people dont understand is that they were not going to add only 2 or 3 more planets, they wanted to add at least 40 more planets..yes 40, and thats stupid, i think that its better to take one away than add that many fucking more planets to the damn list. so check your sources better went you say things, or you look like a complete idiot.

Check yourself before you rickity wreck yourself. Srsly, you sound like a faggot.

JoY
08-25-2006, 03:01 PM
more like someone with a certain syndrom.

ofsmurfsandpixies
08-25-2006, 03:08 PM
Io is most definitely the best moon.

ganymede till i die

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 03:11 PM
The moon rulz, #1.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:12 PM
who wrote "da moon rulz" on my frickin car?

JoY
08-25-2006, 03:12 PM
XY has attracted himself some nerds.

(not RC)

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:13 PM
XY has attracted himself some nerds.

(not RC)

you couldn't possibly be referring to me, could you?? ;)

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 03:13 PM
<3 llamas, joy, and the moon.

JoY
08-25-2006, 03:14 PM
you couldn't possibly be referring to me, could you?? ;)
if I would've typed at a normal speed, I would've replied before you did. so no.


joy likes RickyCrack too.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:17 PM
my middle name is joy. and my screen name is llamajoyofmusic. I was confused by ricky's last comment initially. Then I remembered Joy.

coke_a_holic
08-25-2006, 03:34 PM
It's all about Europa.

JoY
08-25-2006, 03:37 PM
sincerely, honestly & openly; I think it's criminal to give your child the name "Joy". but hell, I'm Dutch.

noodlesfan
08-25-2006, 03:39 PM
The moon rulz, #1.
http://www.rathergood.com/moon_song/

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:43 PM
sincerely, honestly & openly; I think it's criminal to give your child the name "Joy". but hell, I'm Dutch.

I love my first and middle name. I dunno if I'd love it if Joy was my first name, but I love it as my middle name. My last name blows. I need to marry a sexy austrian man with a german last name, like vanklampenberg... *sigh* german last names are so gorgeous.

bd007h
08-25-2006, 03:44 PM
My sister's middle name is Joy. She hates it.

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 03:46 PM
My actual RL name is Ricky Gervais. I love it even if I share it with a brit. It's better than my birth name of Skronski.

JoY
08-25-2006, 03:50 PM
I love my first and middle name. I dunno if I'd love it if Joy was my first name, but I love it as my middle name. My last name blows. I need to marry a sexy austrian man with a german last name, like vanklampenberg... *sigh* german last names are so gorgeous.
you could also just marry a German.

my last name is Ullmann & everyone keeps making Hitler references when I spell it.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:51 PM
My actual RL name is Ricky Gervais. I love it even if I share it with a brit. It's better than my birth name of Skronski.

that man is fucking genius.

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 03:53 PM
Even if he stole my name.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:54 PM
you could also just marry a German.

my last name is Ullmann & everyone keeps making Hitler references when I spell it.


well I'm gonna live in austria.

JoY
08-25-2006, 03:56 PM
AUSTRIA?! dayumn chika... *shakes head*

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:56 PM
what?? is that bad?

JoY
08-25-2006, 03:59 PM
Switzerland, Cuba, Saint Martin, Saba, Canada & even Zimbabwe I'd find a better option than Austria. although Zim should straighten itself out.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 04:03 PM
well I want to live in a country that speaks german because that's what I'm getting my degrees in... and swiss german is so dirty. what do you have against austria?

ninthlayer
08-25-2006, 04:06 PM
"The Austrians"

JoY
08-25-2006, 04:08 PM
just.. boring. Schweitzer Deutsch is horrible, it has a Scandinavian sound to it (sorry Per). but it IS a very original, creative way of using the German language. besides, what country has always successfully stayed neutral? I must confess I have a love for Switzerland that's extremely objective & undeniable.

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 04:09 PM
Go to Munich (Munchen). The dialect there is probably the easiest to understand.

Bryan875
08-25-2006, 04:09 PM
Check yourself before you rickity wreck yourself. Srsly, you sound like a faggot.
and the way you type you look like a fucking dumbass, i type the way i type and you type the way you type, and what the fuck does this have to do with pluto being a planet?

Llamas
08-25-2006, 04:10 PM
I have nothing agianst switzerland. here's the real deal: I am studying abroad in austria in march. I couldn't go to switzerland because you have to be a business major at my school to go there. Since I'll be in Austria for 5 months, I want to find a job and a place to live so I can come back to the US, graduate, and then move out there. It'd be very, very hard to find a job and place to live in Switzerland while I'm living and schooling in Austria.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 04:11 PM
Go to Munich (Munchen). The dialect there is probably the easiest to understand.

actually, due to the type of german that is taught at my school, low german is the easiest dialect to understand (the kind that is spoken in the north).

JoY
08-25-2006, 04:12 PM
it's fucking difficult to get into Switzerland anyway.

Koln is also a fantastic city. that's North. I personally love it.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 04:15 PM
I have an ordered list of cities I want to visit while I'm in Austria. I'm going to be living in Graz, so obviously that's first. Salzburg, Innisbruck, and Wien are next. München, Köln, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Solingen, Göttingen, Berlin is the order of german cities I'd like to see. After that, if I have time and money, there are a couple Swiss cities and a couple Engish cities I want to see.

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 04:17 PM
Northern German makes my skin crawl. I go to Europe pretty often, usually the Munich, Czech Republic, and Poland areas because I like to visit my family. My German is really bad but I can usually get by in Southern Germany just fine. But when I go north I can't understand a single word they say.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 04:19 PM
huh that's strange, one of my favorite professors is from northern germany, and another is from southern and she speaks hochdeutsch. I understand the northern german SO easily, but the lady from the south is very difficult for me. I dislike the sound of low german, though. High german is SO much prettier. The austrian dialect is really pretty, too.

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 04:22 PM
I always wished I learned more romantic languages. You could say the most romantic lines in German and Slavik, but it still sounds like your about to kill a puppy with your fingernails.

JoY
08-25-2006, 04:22 PM
Dutch is supposed to be like German.. sorry to disappoint, but no. I can obviously see the words & things they have in common, but the differences are too huge to wipe away in a single sentence.

Wien, Vienna, Wenen... that's certainly on top of my list to visit. Berlin & Koln I found fantastic. Zurich in Switzerland is brilliant, but the little villages closer to Italy are the absolute best of all times. nothing beats it, I can't describe it, all I can say is that time has stood still there since 1800.

JoY
08-25-2006, 04:24 PM
but it still sounds like your about to kill a puppy with your fingernails.
hahahahahaha<333

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 04:24 PM
Wien is a beautiful city, but my favorite city is still Prague.

JoY
08-25-2006, 04:25 PM
Prague I LOVED. I adored Prague. I can't even explain it. we've had bad experiences in Prague, but every time something wonderful would make up for it. music played a large part in that.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 04:31 PM
graz is right by hungary, so I think that could have some interesting influence. I've watched some live webcams on the streets of Graz, and it looks SOOOO cool. for instance, this bridge looks awesome, and has a coffee shop in it:

http://www.exibart.com/foto/37225(1).jpg

http://www.whereisjennifer.com/media/Island550w.JPG

and this kinda architecture looks facinating
http://www.uta.fi/~nn62585/kuvat/graz.jpg

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 04:33 PM
It's still no Karluv Most

http://www.holidaym.ru/mel/check/karlov_most.jpg

JoY
08-25-2006, 04:49 PM
llamas, if you like coffee shops.. you certainly should know where to go..

HeadAroundU
08-25-2006, 10:08 PM
Kick ass Solar system screensaver.
http://www.intelore.com/solar-system.php
registration:
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JoY
08-26-2006, 05:31 AM
...whut?! oh wait, we're back on topic now.

Whiplash
08-26-2006, 05:42 AM
Why would people ever care half a rats ass about Pluto? What is it dooing for earth..... NOTHING!

RickyCrack
08-26-2006, 08:13 AM
Why would people ever care half a rats ass about Pluto? What ia it dooing for earth..... NOTHING!

It's about scientific description. By definition, what characteristics do planets share that only planets share?

Whiplash
08-26-2006, 09:25 AM
They are the only things that never leave the orbid of a star( in our case the sun).

Endymion
08-26-2006, 10:31 AM
They are the only things that never leave the orbid of a star( in our case the sun).
you are so fucking stupid. the moon doesn't either. nor do the asteroids, nor do comets, nor do other random objects.

noodlesfan
08-26-2006, 10:36 AM
you are so fucking stupid. the moon doesn't either. nor do the asteroids, nor do comets, nor do other random objects.
Wasn't one of the "new planets" supposed to be an asteroid?

Whiplash
08-27-2006, 03:00 AM
you are so fucking stupid. the moon doesn't either. nor do the asteroids, nor do comets, nor do other random objects.

The moon is in earths orbid not the suns.Astroids are in random planets orbid(Mars and jupiter have astroid belts between them)Comets are chunks of ice and dust they cant be in the suns orbid because when they come to close they evaporate, Comets are just random objects flying allover the universe.

the_GoDdEsS
08-27-2006, 03:03 AM
Comets are chunks of ice and dust they cant be in the suns orbid because when they come to close they evaporate, Comets are just random objects flying allover the universe.

Jesus, you're stupid.

Whiplash
08-27-2006, 03:06 AM
don't beleave me? (http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/comets/comets.html)

the_GoDdEsS
08-27-2006, 03:11 AM
You don't understand what you are reading.

http://hubblesite.org/reference_desk/glossary/comets.shtml

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet

"Comets are classified according to their orbital periods. Short period comets have orbits of less than 200 years, while Long period comets have longer orbits but remain gravitationally bound to the Sun, and main-belt comets orbit within the asteroid belt."

You're still stupid.

And no, I don't beleave you.

Whiplash
08-27-2006, 03:16 AM
The site i used is lame, If i used your sites i would have never said that.
But still...............

the_GoDdEsS
08-27-2006, 03:19 AM
Still what? Comets fly all over the universe wherever they want because gravity does not exist? Lolz.

Whiplash
08-27-2006, 05:09 AM
I didn't say that. If they get to close to a planet or moon its gravity can grasp it.

the_GoDdEsS
08-27-2006, 08:42 AM
I didn't say that. If they get to close to a planet or moon its gravity can grasp it.


......


What the fuck? Do you realise what would happen then? That has nothing to do with orbit.

You know what your problem is? You keep replying to things you have no fucking idea about or assume some bullshit, all over the forums, just so you can reply to something.

Endymion
08-27-2006, 10:26 AM
I didn't say that. If they get to close to a planet or moon its gravity can grasp it.
you're fucking stupid. nearly all comets were formed at the same time as the planets, not captured, and they all orbit the sun in a very eccentric path. asteroids orbit the sun, both the inner belt (between mars and jupiter, and not bound to either of them), the outer belts (ort cloud, etc), as well as the random ones scattered all around. the moon, though orbiting the earth, is also orbiting the sun, and were the earth to disappear, the moon would continue to orbit the sun (though farther out).

ps: comets have too much momentum and not enough mass to be captured by planets.

Whiplash
08-27-2006, 10:35 AM
I guess i should whait till i developed a brain before i say something.
I feel so loved right now.

JohnnyNemesis
08-27-2006, 10:47 AM
I feel so loved right now.

Right. About that: you're not.

Whiplash
08-27-2006, 10:50 AM
ehmmm..... I was beeing sarcastic.

JohnnyNemesis
08-27-2006, 10:59 AM
I know you were.

Whiplash
08-27-2006, 11:00 AM
Well at least where on the same page.

RickyCrack
08-27-2006, 11:13 AM
both comets and planets don't sissy fagkick.

noodlesfan
08-27-2006, 11:45 AM
both comets and planets don't sissy fagkick.
That's actually the reason why they kicked out Pluto.

JohnnyNemesis
08-27-2006, 12:44 PM
That's actually the reason why they kicked out Pluto.

They probably kicked out Pluto for trying to be funny and begging for attention.

arak0r
08-27-2006, 01:34 PM
if i recall they kicked pluto out for being just a dwarf planet, not an actual planet. thus they went from adding 3, to just taking away 1 planet.

0r4ng3
08-27-2006, 07:22 PM
They probably kicked out Pluto for trying to be funny and begging for attention.
Not to mention finding pleasure in pictures of dead planets.

Whiplash
08-28-2006, 03:58 AM
They probably kicked out Pluto for trying to be funny and begging for attention.


Pluto = Whiplash(me).............................

ooooo this is real quality posting right here. Making smart little connections, Only a real smart and cool poster could ever make that up. OMFG TRU PUNX!!!!! <33

the_GoDdEsS
08-28-2006, 04:13 AM
Pluto = Whiplash(me).............................

ooooo this is real quality posting right here. Making smart little connections, Only a real smart and cool poster could ever make that up. OMFG TRU PUNX!!!!! <33

....

Idiot. I bet you're gonna call that sarcasm now.

Whiplash
08-28-2006, 06:56 AM
I guess i should keep my nose out of thing i don't know anything about , for instance the universe, And focus more on the things i do know something about. And i'll get back on you once i know what those things are.

HeadAroundU
08-28-2006, 07:17 AM
Yeah, you can improve your sissykicking.

sKratch
08-28-2006, 07:25 AM
I already forgot what idiot you used to be.

Vera
09-04-2006, 03:36 AM
http://www.livejournal.com/userpic/51260617/370491

Only funny for you LJ folks.

Paint_It_Black
09-04-2006, 04:42 AM
so the scientist's unanimity is no wonder to me

Way to make it obvious you don't know what you're blabbering about.

It was far from a unanimous decision.

Tigger Army
09-04-2006, 07:01 AM
Ofcourse it wasn't unanimous, if everyone agrees there wouldn't have been (this much) discussion about it among scientists

Endymion
09-04-2006, 08:39 AM
some claimed it was merely Jupiter's satellite.

what the fuck? its orbit isn't correlated with jupiter's at all.

the_GoDdEsS
09-04-2006, 08:40 AM
In Maria's world it is.

JohnnyNemesis
09-04-2006, 10:04 AM
http://www.livejournal.com/userpic/51260617/370491

Only funny for you LJ folks.

This would have been infinitely better if Mercury replied with "FIRST!" and Venus replied with "SECOND!", with Earth replying with "BOOBIES!"

Llamas
09-04-2006, 12:06 PM
I have read nothing in this thread, but most scientists had been considering taking off the title of "planet" from Pluto since I was in primary school so this doesn't surprize me at all. Pluto was a very obscure planet with an extra-long orbit, some claimed it was merely Jupiter's satellite. so the scientist's unanimity is no wonder to me

whoa... I never saw a post from you before, but there is nothing credible in this entire post. obscure planet? extra long orbit? jupiter's satellite? unanimity? umm...

Endymion
09-04-2006, 12:17 PM
unanimity?

the word she was looking for is "unanimousness."

Llamas
09-04-2006, 12:24 PM
huh? I was insulting her word spelling, but the fact that she thought the scientists were unanimous. Unanimity is a word, just shouldn't have been used here.

nieh
09-05-2006, 05:03 AM
When the scientists voted on whether or not Pluto was to be considered an asteroid, as opposed to a planet, they unanimously raised their hands to ditch the long-held theory that Pluto was indeed a planet, thereby implying that its extra-long orbit (as compared to that of the other planets of the Solar System), its far-flung situation in the sky, & other characteristics applying to Pluto put it smack-dab in the asteroid category.

Do I make myself clear? Or are you heading for a headache already?

A) The voting was not unanimous
B) Pluto is not an asteroid, it's a dwarf planet.

the_GoDdEsS
09-05-2006, 05:03 AM
What the fuck asteroid now?

JohnnyNemesis
09-05-2006, 06:11 AM
You're completely, 100% wrong, Maria.

HeadAroundU
09-05-2006, 07:41 AM
A It was.

B It is an asteroid.
Your face is an asteroid.

Whiplash
09-05-2006, 07:49 AM
When the scientists voted on whether or not Pluto was to be considered an asteroid, as opposed to a planet, they unanimously raised their hands to ditch the long-held theory that Pluto was indeed a planet, thereby implying that its extra-long orbit (as compared to that of the other planets of the Solar System), its far-flung situation in the sky, & other characteristics applying to Pluto put it smack-dab in the asteroid category.

Do I make myself clear? Or are you heading for a headache already?

http://pluto.planetologie.de/images/pluto.jpg

That don't look like no astroid to me.

http://www.solstation.com/stars/hiresc.gif

Now thats what i call an asteroid.

the_GoDdEsS
09-05-2006, 08:08 AM
She's deluded into thinking she knows anything about astrophysics. Awww.

nieh
09-05-2006, 08:16 AM
Your face is an asteroid.

This made me lol.

JoY
09-05-2006, 08:46 AM
slightly embarrassed to admit; me too.

0r4ng3
09-05-2006, 10:38 AM
Me too, because that's exactly something I would say outside of teh internets.

Llamas
09-05-2006, 11:39 AM
When the scientists voted on whether or not Pluto was to be considered an asteroid, as opposed to a planet, they unanimously raised their hands to ditch the long-held theory that Pluto was indeed a planet, thereby implying that its extra-long orbit (as compared to that of the other planets of the Solar System), its far-flung situation in the sky, & other characteristics applying to Pluto put it smack-dab in the asteroid category.

Do I make myself clear? Or are you heading for a headache already?\

"Pluto orbits beyond the orbit of Neptune (usually). It is much smaller than any of the official planets and now classified as a "dwarf planet". Pluto is smaller than seven of the solar system's moons (the Moon, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Titan and Triton)."

"After years of wrangling and a week of bitter debate, astronomers voted on a sweeping reclassification of the solar system. In what many of them described as a triumph of science over sentiment, Pluto was demoted to the status of a “dwarf planet.”"

Please just type "pluto" into the google search engine. NO site will say it's an asteroid.

"Jay Pasachoff, a Williams College astronomer who favored somehow keeping Pluto a planet,"
That guy voted. He voted to keep pluto a planet.

"Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology, who as the discoverer of Xena, had the most to lose personally from Pluto’s and Xena’s downgrading,"
He also voted to keep pluto a planet.

Wow, are you wrong.

0r4ng3
09-05-2006, 11:41 AM
Why doesn't Earths' moon have a cool name, like any of the other moons? That's like, if Earth's name was actually "Planet".

Llamas
09-05-2006, 11:43 AM
haha. well cause if it had a better name, the mooninites would be less funny.

"some like to say that the earth is OUR moon. But that would belittle the name of our moon, which is: The Moon."

the_GoDdEsS
09-05-2006, 11:45 AM
Luna, eventually. It's probably just because it was the first satellite known to humans and became a default linguistic name.

the_GoDdEsS
09-05-2006, 11:48 AM
\

"Pluto orbits beyond the orbit of Neptune (usually). It is much smaller than any of the official planets and now classified as a "dwarf planet". Pluto is smaller than seven of the solar system's moons (the Moon, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Titan and Triton)."

"After years of wrangling and a week of bitter debate, astronomers voted on a sweeping reclassification of the solar system. In what many of them described as a triumph of science over sentiment, Pluto was demoted to the status of a “dwarf planet.”"

Please just type "pluto" into the google search engine. NO site will say it's an asteroid.

"Jay Pasachoff, a Williams College astronomer who favored somehow keeping Pluto a planet,"
That guy voted. He voted to keep pluto a planet.

"Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology, who as the discoverer of Xena, had the most to lose personally from Pluto’s and Xena’s downgrading,"
He also voted to keep pluto a planet.

Wow, are you wrong.

She won't get it. She'll keep babbling her own wrong shit. Pluto now fits into the criteria they set for dwarf planets and differs from asteroids.

coke_a_holic
09-05-2006, 12:44 PM
...if Earth's name was actually "Planet".

Except they were called planets because it's the Greek word for visitor. The planets would show up in the Earth's sky only occasionally, so they were considered "visitors" or "planetes" in Greece.

Just thought I'd give you all that tasty tidbit of information. Something else that's crazy? Because of that definition, technically, Uranus and Neptune aren't planets either because they aren't visible to the naked eye and therefore don't "visit" our sky as far as the ancient Greeks cared.

0r4ng3
09-05-2006, 12:47 PM
So that means that Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are technically the only planets?

My mind, how it has blown.

Italia311
09-05-2006, 12:53 PM
Pluto will always have a spot in my heart as a planet.

the_GoDdEsS
09-05-2006, 12:54 PM
Bring on the emo!

Italia311
09-05-2006, 12:56 PM
:( if anyone asks...pluto is a planet...

Endymion
09-05-2006, 01:22 PM
pluto is lyke, a planet.

JohnnyNemesis
09-05-2006, 02:11 PM
solongpluto.com

0r4ng3
09-05-2006, 02:12 PM
The solar system's so cold, now that you've gone away

:( :( :( :rolleyes:

nieh
09-05-2006, 03:26 PM
The solar system's so cold, now that you've gone away

:( :( :( :rolleyes:

Actually, wouldn't the solar system as a whole be warmer without Pluto dragging the average temperature down?

0r4ng3
09-05-2006, 03:59 PM
I knew someone would bring that up. That was in mind when I made the post.

and it feeeeeeeeeeels!

coke_a_holic
09-05-2006, 05:00 PM
...And it feeeeels like, Pluto is so far away (from its planetary status)

H1T_That
09-05-2006, 05:29 PM
...And it feeeeels like, Pluto is so far away (from its planetary status)

and it failssssss, and it failsssssss like pluto just became gay, the universe has grown old, and pluto's not a planet today.(or any other day for that matter)

Llamas
09-05-2006, 05:39 PM
Except they were called planets because it's the Greek word for visitor. The planets would show up in the Earth's sky only occasionally, so they were considered "visitors" or "planetes" in Greece.

Just thought I'd give you all that tasty tidbit of information. Something else that's crazy? Because of that definition, technically, Uranus and Neptune aren't planets either because they aren't visible to the naked eye and therefore don't "visit" our sky as far as the ancient Greeks cared.


that's really interesting. I honestly never knew that. Maybe earth could just be called "body of mass that orbits the sun"??

H1T_That
09-07-2006, 05:22 AM
Quoting from a random article on the web:



Oh, so its reliable information then.



Now I don't really care about Pluto's status, but what I told, I told from the French newspaper, I wasn't talking about a worldwide vote.

And stop being so sensitive just because I'm above you doesn't mean I can't lower myself.


Why bother posting then?

Manic Subsidal Boy
09-07-2006, 05:23 AM
Pluto was pretty cool, but Neptune and Saturn are the best. Whats the name of that huge arse planet, 12x the size of Jupiter?

the_GoDdEsS
09-07-2006, 05:25 AM
Pffft, by another deluded Frenchman.

Pluto has always had planet-like qualities, except in the past its environment has not been taken into consideration. Yes, it is a KBO object but it's not a fucking asteroid.

Your stupid retarded French newspaper and random internet site source is irrelevant. For Christ's sake, NEWSPAPER.

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_planet) of dwarf planet according to IAU:

"The resolution describes a dwarf planet as an object that:

Is in orbit around the Sun
Has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape
Has not "cleared the neighbourhood" around its orbit
Is not a satellite of a planet, or other nonstellar body"

Obviously asteroids do not assume hydrostatic equilibrium. Pluto does.

Now shut up.

H1T_That
09-07-2006, 05:51 AM
Whether it is reliable info is not for me to tell. But somebody I forget said that nowhere on google could I found linked pluto & asteroid.

Well, I just did.

For someone who is generally little miss perfect grammar and english, that post wreaked of loss.

the_GoDdEsS
09-07-2006, 05:52 AM
However there's a lot of "deluded French" matches on google.

nieh
09-07-2006, 06:23 AM
Now I don't really care about Pluto's status, but what I told, I told from the French newspaper, I wasn't talking about a worldwide vote.

You said the vote to demote it from planet status was unanimous. It wasn't.


Whether it is reliable info is not for me to tell. But somebody I forget said that nowhere on google could I found linked pluto & asteroid.

Well, I just did.

If you found that by searching for "Pluto" then I'm willing to wager you waded through tons of other articles and websites saying things about Pluto being a dwarf planet. It is not an asteroid just because 1-2 articles out of a thousand erroneously said it is.

T-6005
09-07-2006, 06:27 AM
For someone who is generally little miss perfect grammar and english, that post wreaked of loss.

Reeked, you mean?

H1T_That
09-07-2006, 06:33 AM
Reeked, you mean?

Yeah, that. Although my MS word seems to think its "wreaked".

Sin Studly
09-07-2006, 09:10 AM
I'm willing to wager that you're a stupid cunt, to recoup nieh's losses.

nieh
09-07-2006, 09:20 AM
you've lost your wager.

Ok, you win. Pluto is an asteroid. I've just been in denial this whole time because it's too much of a shock to deal with. It's also a satellite for Neptune. And when they voted Pluto out, everyone raised their hand in unison, laughed, went out for drinks and formed a No Plutos club, complete with t-shirts and membership cards.

the_GoDdEsS
09-07-2006, 09:26 AM
a) No, it wasn't.
b) You used no reliable source.
c) b leads to your arguments being invalid.
d) You're a stupid cunt.

the_GoDdEsS
09-07-2006, 09:29 AM
No, idiot. I am not so retarded as to ever assume Pluto would fall under asteroid category. And the only "wading" I did was immediately going to wikipedia and using it to support my argument with a reliable source. Stupid frog.

the_GoDdEsS
09-07-2006, 09:36 AM
You don't care what I do with the internet, yet you accuse me of researching something and tell me what I apparently do on the internet. You're annoying, Maria. And horribly stupid because you think you're fucking Queen Smart in every subject. You're not.

Glue your mouth and legs together, you'll do the world a favour.

JohnnyNemesis
09-07-2006, 09:43 AM
Oh for fuck's sake, just admit you're wrong already.

the_GoDdEsS
09-07-2006, 09:43 AM
She won't. It's the frog delusion.

Sin Studly
09-07-2006, 09:48 AM
Looks like I just won my wager. I officially donate my win to nieh.

nieh
09-07-2006, 09:49 AM
why the use of "win"? It strikes me as being somewhat inappropriate. Whether Pluto is a dwarf planet, whatever that is (I haven't read the explanations on the thread), will not make me either lose or win. It will only change Pluto's status one way or the other. I'll not pop the champagne for that.

If I lost then clearly someone must have won, how could it possibly be someone other than you? I don't believe you when you say when you search for "Pluto" on google, one of the first articles that pops up is "pluto is an asteroid". You know why I don't believe that? Because I searched for it a couple days ago and 10 out of 10 articles on the front page all mentioned it being a dwarf planet.

Llamas
09-07-2006, 10:48 AM
Quoting from a random article on the web:

Pluto is an asteroid

I can recall from my schooldays many speculations that Pluto might just be the brightest of an outer belt of asteroids, although the fact that increasing deep searches failed to reveal the other members of this asteroid belt led to this theory being increasingly little accepted. Now we know that the other objects in Pluto’s orbit are all very dark indeed. Some, had their albedo been as high as Pluto’s would have just been in range of Tombaugh’s search – what would have happened had Tombaugh picked up some of the Kuiper Belt objects which are now known is an interesting case for the historians to speculate on.

Now it is generally realised that the asteroids are rocky and the Trans-Neptunians, or Kuiper Belt objects, are icy. In this sense Pluto cannot be an asteroid as it is not a rocky body. However, three asteroids now have comet designations and a whole class of asteroids, the Centaurs, now appear to be objects in transfer between the outer and inner solar system. To re-establish a clear separation between rocky and icy bodies, one would have to purge the asteroid catalogues and establish a new classification scheme. The last new classification scheme was only introduced in 1995, to allow for the increasing difficulties in separating comets from asteroids in eccentric orbits. Changing the naming scheme again so soon will just cause further confusion.

There is a historical precedent for reclassification from the discovery of the asteroids. Ceres was initially regarded as a new planet. It retained this status until a second object (Pallas) was discovered, despite the fact that Ceres was about twice as large as the next largest member of the group. The calls for Pluto to be reclassified as an asteroid of some kind are analogous to the down-grading of Ceres in 1802. The difference, of course, is that it took much longer to discover the second Trans-Neptunian Object that it had to detect the second asteroid.



Now I don't really care about Pluto's status, but what I told, I told from the French newspaper, I wasn't talking about a worldwide vote.

And stop being so sensitive just because I'm above you doesn't mean I can't lower myself.

Not only are you a moron, but quoting that was just low. I googled the first line of your sentence and found this shitty article. The page describes how pluto fits definition of PLANET, ASTEROID, or COMET. This page doesn't claim pluto is an asteroid, so it's cheap for you to try to use it to say that it is.

Llamas
09-07-2006, 10:56 AM
If I lost then clearly someone must have won, how could it possibly be someone other than you? I don't believe you when you say when you search for "Pluto" on google, one of the first articles that pops up is "pluto is an asteroid". You know why I don't believe that? Because I searched for it a couple days ago and 10 out of 10 articles on the front page all mentioned it being a dwarf planet.

She searched "pluto + asteroid", and in that case, it's the third one on there.

Duskygrin: earlier, you said that it was a unanimous vote that pluto is an asteroid. We have all proven you WRONG about both things, yet you keep arguing. "The shitty French newspaper said it was unanimous" doesn't make you any less wrong. Some website that tries to describe pluto as fitting under any of three categories; a website that looks about 8 years old; a website that has no author, date, or proper title STILL doesn't make you any less WRONG about pluto being an asteroid. Just admit that you were wrong and call it a day. Everyone here already knows what a fool you're making yourself look, so why keep pushing it into the ground?

JoY
09-08-2006, 04:14 AM
this has stopped being about Pluto. now it's merely about getting Maria to admit she's wrong. I know I find it difficult to admit I'm wrong when I am, but if I'm this wrong & when I've been proven wrong in such a way, I'd admit it. it'd be ridiculous, childish & embarrassing not to. more embarrassing than the fact I was ever wrong.

Italia311
09-13-2006, 01:46 PM
I still think pluto is a planet...