Skip to comments.Pluto Now Called a Plutoid
Posted on 06/11/2008 11:36:15 PM PDT by Westlander
The International Astronomical Union has decided on the term "plutoid" as a name for Pluto and other objects that just two years ago were redefined as "dwarf planets."
(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...
But what about Uranus?
So now we call that stuff that gives such a bang “Plutoidium”?
my bad...it’s Urectum.
Hurt like hell.
Hey! This is serious s**t !
It's still classified as a Black hole.
He's not happy about this.
Mike Brown’s Planets ‘blog:
“Plutoid Fever” permalink:
His homepage (with at least one screwed up link):
|"To Pluto And Far Beyond" By David H. Levy, Parade, January 15, 2006 -- We don't have a dictionary definition yet that includes all the contingencies. In the wake of the new discovery, however, the International Astronomical Union has set up a group to develop a workable definition of planet. For our part, in consultation with several experienced planetary astronomers, Parade offers this definition: A planet is a body large enough that, when it formed, it condensed under its own gravity to be shaped like a sphere. It orbits a star directly and is not a moon of another planet.|
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