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Planet 2003 UR313
tigermon at 12:50PM, Feb. 3, 2006
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Hi, I'm tigermon, the author of the Midnight Detectives. I know I don't normaly put up posts but I wanted to share some information with you guys and gals.

They have found a new planet byond pluto and I was wondering how many people would concider it as an actual planet or not. It is mostly ice, 30% bigger in size than pluto and is 94 AU's (Astronomical Units=The distance between earth and the sun) from the sun, or aproxamatly 9 billion miles from the sun.

for more information, here are some good sites on it:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060202/NATION/602020380/1013/BIZ04

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa007&articleID=0005634C-336B-13E1-B36B83414B7F0000

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/02/02/wspace02.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/02/02/ixworld.html

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_technology/article342592.ece
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ozoneocean at 6:50PM, Feb. 3, 2006
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Well, there's no real scientific definition of a planet… Hmmmm. I like the ones we have so far and I'm attached to little Pluto.
But if we're going to call anything a planet, especially Pluto, then we may as well include the outsider as well. As long as well give it the name of a Roman God. Just so it fits in with the rest.

I know we give all the other rocks, stars, comets and whatever else is up there the ugly names of scientists, Sci-fi writers, story characters, dead loved ones etc. Some others have the names of the gods of other cultures, usually the moons of the planets… But Planets just have Roman God's names, that's just the way it is! Like American Battleships all had the names of American States, that's just how they did things.

I've heard people calling the new thing Xena… Ewwwww! If there really was a Jupiter or a Zeus there'd be thunderbolt enemas all round!

Anyway, that could just be for the English speaking peoples and the European cultures. There’s nothing wrong with having names for it in other culture’s languages, everyone always has their own names for things anyway, don’t they? I’m sure most peoples all have different names for the Moon, Mars and Venus!

But not bloody Xena.
 
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Ian Jay at 8:33PM, Feb. 4, 2006
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I hope they name it Rupert.

~IJ

PS: Speaking of naming large celestial objects…
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ozoneocean at 2:17PM, Feb. 5, 2006
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I hope they name it after me.
-Since I am a Roman God
 
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Mazoo at 2:44PM, Feb. 5, 2006
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I've heard of this.

Aw, I like little Pluto. (Then again, isn't Pluto actually 2 asteroids or something).

I'm not really sure how this Plant lakajgls is really significant. I say we just leave it alone and not name it a planet. :/

Xena? :shock: *dies*
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Aurora Moon at 3:35PM, Feb. 5, 2006
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actually I've seen articles calling it Sedena, after the Alaskan Goddess of the ocean and death. I guess they ran out of good roman names…
I'm on hitatus while I redo one of my webcomics. Be sure to check it out when I'n done! :)
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Ian Jay at 6:16PM, Feb. 6, 2006
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Are you suggesting that we might find metamorphically compressed plant material on a planet farther away from the sun than Pluto?

~IJ
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Mazoo at 6:22PM, Feb. 6, 2006
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And if it WAS there, wouldn't it take about 18 years to go and get it (not to metion amount of time studying and junk).

Yeah, I doubt this planet blargh has anything on it. It's probably just a random asteriod floating around. Stupid asteroids…
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