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  1. NovaScotiaPatsFan

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    I'm just glad that they are not messing with Uranus.


    Yea, making Pluto gone really sucks. Hell, Mickey even named his dog after it.
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    Sorry NSPF - while there might be an emotional tie there the science just doesn't hold up.

    Pluto isn't even the biggest "dwarf" planet out there. And it isn't even the only one with a moon or moons - It's just the closest.

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    What the hell is up with 2003 EL-61? That is one messed up minor planet. Sorry, dwarf. Whatever the hell you call it.
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    When I found out that Pluto has an oblong trajectory that crosses the planetary orbit of Neptune, it was all over for me. And to think that all these years I had assumed Pluto to be a member of our planetary team. Another errant dwarf that can't go by the rules ... sort of like Deion Branch.
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    Where is planet Manny in all of this?
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    What about planet Mikey?
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    First they were sure taht Pluto was a planet and now it's not. And they are sure that there is not life on Pluto, or are they now.

    We could be making mistake pissing Pluto off. It's left us alone all of these years. I don't know how they are going to handle this insult.
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    Hate when I have to rethink what I don't understand in the first place, tough to make changes in old minds...how come they just can't leave things alone.
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    I'd love to send that idiot into orbit. Can't stand him.
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    Regardless of all this, I'm still looking forward to seeing the results of the New Horizons mission to Pluto... just nine short years away... not to mention the tour of the Kuiper Belt through 2020!

    http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/
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    Hey! I just heard that they are going to put a private space shuttle pad up in Cape Breton! Nova will have a short commute!:D
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    Well there is a dwarf planet Manning. It fades out near the end of it's annual orbit.

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    Well put re: The Twig.

    With the rate of discovery of Kuiper belt objects and their strangeness plus the discovery and maping of extrasolar planetary systems which will really increase after Kepler is launched in 2008, it's premature for the IAU to ejaculate a new planetary classification scheme.
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    Here is the official Save Pluto awareness ribbon.

    I would suggest that you wear it at all times because the Plutoians could get really pissed about this.
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    And I have no problem with that Joe, what I'm saying is why can't they just grandfather Pluto in, as an honorary planet just say "it's not really the definition of a planet but we'll give it a key to the city type honorary job" and then everything else in the Kuiper belt will get classified under a new defintion?

    Because that'd make everyone happy, and we can't have any of that.

    Also, they said the reason they gave it the boot was it hadn't "cleared it's orbit" because it goes through Neptune's orbit. But if that's the B.S. they're throwin at me, I'll just say "ok, that's cool, so Neptune isn't a planet either right?" cuz it hasn't cleared it's orbit of Pluto.

    Edit: Funny pic I was sent.

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    If they can do this to Pluto , they can do this to anyone.

    Like they could come out and say York County, Maine is not longer a county in Maine. They could say that we are part of Strafford County, NH.

    Then I won't pay state income or sales taxes.:rocker:
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    Pluto can still be a regular planet, it just can't be a scientific one.

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