A Conversation for Pluto

About NASA asking permission Tombaugh's permission

Post 1

manolan


I'm intrigued by this idea.

Firstly, it implies some sort of intellectual ownership by discoverers of planets. Secondly, what would they have done if he had said "no"?!


About NASA asking permission Tombaugh's permission

Post 2

wide_inside

I was under the impression that Pluto had been "relegated" and was no longer a planet. Apparently there are quite a few things about that big floating around, but we don't call them planets. Is this true (un-likely), or am I an idiot (possible)?

wide


About NASA asking permission Tombaugh's permission

Post 3

Researcher Xclrated


Yes it is true that deep powerful forces are wholeheartedly
underwhelmed by the shallow and not-so-deep forces that wish
to de-list Pluto as a planet. It will become some largish
asteroid with the whisk of a pen-stroke. Certain folks are
of course battling the anti-planeteers in a large and noisy
room on the Earth's internet.


About NASA asking permission Tombaugh's permission

Post 4

Shimoda

The last I heard about this was that Pluto had been kept as a planet. Instead of an inter-solar body.


About NASA asking permission Tombaugh's permission

Post 5

J'au-æmne

Pluto is still a planet as far as I know.
The thing is that it is better to define the set of planets in the solar system by nameing all its members rather than by trying to talk about features that they all have in common because lets face it, there's not many...


About NASA asking permission Tombaugh's permission

Post 6

Ozone

It seems to be a matter of professional courtesy.


About NASA asking permission Tombaugh's permission

Post 7

R. Daneel Olivaw -- (User 201118) (Member FFFF, ARS, and DOS) ( -O- )

Someone made a proposal to the IAU to redefine planet to include the nine tradityional planets, quaoar, varuna, and Ceres. Mre information is at space.com


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