Pluto - or not Pluto... the Kuiper Belt showdown

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  1. Mighty J-Kep profile image60
    Mighty J-Kepposted 8 years ago
    Out in the belt, we find planetoids that are larger than our own Pluto.

    1. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
      LeslieAdrienneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You do know that Pluto has been down-sized in the last few months.....
      We used to teach the order of planets by learning this statement:
                    My very excellent mother just sent us nine pizzas....

      Now that pluto has lost its status I suppose we will have to change the statement to something like this:
                      My very eccentric mother just sent us nothing...

      Do you think this will work? smile big_smile smile

  2. dipless profile image79
    diplessposted 8 years ago

    Not really sure what you are trying to ask? Yes there are objects larger than Pluto but at the time of writing I think only 2 Xena another dwarf planet and Eris, which is actually a spread object NOT a dwarf planet, which is the official category for Pluto.

  3. Chloe Comfort profile image58
    Chloe Comfortposted 8 years ago

    Sorry, growing up I was taught that Pluto was one of the planets in our Solar System. No matter how they classify it, I will always consider it the 9th planet - dwarf or not smile

    1. yoshi97 profile image63
      yoshi97posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The only reason it's no longer classified a planet (so I heard) is because it doesn't clear its own orbital path of debris. And I too still think Pluto should be a planet ... sad

  4. dipless profile image79
    diplessposted 8 years ago

    me too smile for historical sense it will almost always be classified that way smile

  5. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    They can call Pluto a barn-fart but it will always be a planet to me!big_smile

  6. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I've always liked Goofy better, actually.

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  7. Flightkeeper profile image71
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Ever since Pluto was downgraded to a dwarf star, I've been suspicious of our solar system.

  8. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Yes, it's not just the size of the object- it's the behavior as well. I've heard that the definition of "planet" (which excluded Pluto once it was established) is being re-considered.
    New Horizons - launched by NASA - will arrive to study Pluto in 2015. Lots of people think by then, it will be considered a planet once more. smile

    1. LeslieAdrienne profile image80
      LeslieAdrienneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm rooting for you think they will issue a certificate this time?

  9. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    My experience of astrodrama, both my own and the dramas of other people, has shown Pluto have an influence. Chiron also has been extremely important.

    It doesn't matter to me that neither are considered planets. They have their significance.

  10. profile image51
    elemantalposted 8 years ago

    Pluto is a planet whether or not so considered lately... and in any case they could reverse their desision some time inthe future, clasifying pluto a planet again.
    Anyway, how the astronomical union clasifies planets,realy means nothing in cosmic terms.

  11. Beelzedad profile image58
    Beelzedadposted 8 years ago

    Probably doesn't matter much. We just happened to be able to see Pluto with limited technology, now we can see much further and clearer and have come to realize Pluto was part of something else. It would be nice to reinstate it as a planet, for old times sake. smile


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