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    Default How many planets are there in our solar system?

    How many planets are there in our solar system?





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    If you guessed 9. Too bad. You are wrong. It's 8. As of today, Pluto is no longer the 9th planet in our solar system.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5282440.stm

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    and they also found another 'planet'
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/n...061.stm:think:

    (these pp got nothing to do is it...)

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    hmm will this affect school syllabus immediately :P confusion for students :P

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    are you sure just 8-9?, cos Futurama indicates that there is lots more in the year 3000.

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    those scientists and astronomers can debate and change their minds about the solar system configuration anyway they like, you think the planets/stars/moons actually care?

    i don't suppose that pluto is crying at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feryl
    those scientists and astronomers can debate and change their minds about the solar system configuration anyway they like, you think the planets/stars/moons actually care?

    i don't suppose that pluto is crying at the moment.
    agree, humans are a lame bunch

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    Well, it is a matter of definition, a matter of name. Call it a planet, a moon, a rock or an aesteriod or whatever.
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    I suppose they will have a big headache to include all the planets bigger than pluto into our system so they decided that having the little guy out is easier. Saves headaches

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    yeah and i tot just not very long ago they said they found the 10th planet outisde pluto...*YAWNZ*.. boring... later they'll say "The ancient guys were right!! Earth is in the middle of the universe!! Everything rotated around us!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    yeah and i tot just not very long ago they said they found the 10th planet outisde pluto...*YAWNZ*.. boring... later they'll say "The ancient guys were right!! Earth is in the middle of the universe!! Everything rotated around us!!!"
    Ya, and I thought that the Sumerians were right and that the creator came from the 10th planet.

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    Pluto has been relegated to be called a dwarf planet. Ceres has been promoted to be called a dwarf planet too. Charon still remains as a satellite.
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    Die ... like that I have to reset all my Science tests and examinations!

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    what will happen to those fortune teller using stars???
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee
    what will happen to those fortune teller using stars???
    I think astrology never include Pluto, as Pluto was quite a recent discovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee
    what will happen to those fortune teller using stars???
    Pluto is not a star lah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi
    Die ... like that I have to reset all my Science tests and examinations!
    Science is not an exact subject anyway, results all depend on the way or on the sensitivity of our 'instruments', when they are improved: things may not be as what we thought they were........

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee
    what will happen to those fortune teller using stars???
    Looks like the fortune tellers were smart enough not to use planets only: one star more or less, does that matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien
    Looks like the fortune tellers were smart enough not to use planets only: one star more or less, does that matter?

    HS
    like those GPRS (or is it GPS) system that uses satallites to pin point your location, more satallites = more accurate mah.
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    got listen the podcast from mrbrown?

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    Pluto was discovered in 1930, that's very long, not quite recent discovery

    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm
    I think astrology never include Pluto, as Pluto was quite a recent discovery.

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