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Gerarddm
01-29-2017, 06:50 PM
No, not the cartoon dog... the ex-planet.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonder/nasa-just-released-over-100-images-of-pluto-%e2%80%94-and-it%e2%80%99s-breathtaking/vi-AAm3UQj?ocid=spartandhp

Paul Pless
01-29-2017, 07:00 PM
the ex-planetbah

pluto will always be a planet to me

Gerarddm
01-29-2017, 07:06 PM
^ Me too, Paul, but then we are but curmudgeons.

CWSmith
01-29-2017, 07:19 PM
It really shows how small Pluto is!

Paul Pless
01-29-2017, 07:21 PM
It really shows how small Pluto is!Let me guess, you're in the 'not a planet camp'?

CWSmith
01-29-2017, 07:31 PM
Let me guess, you're in the 'not a planet camp'?

:) No, I'm in the "not a stamp collector's camp". Some organization of thoughts is important, but some people take it way too far. What does interest me is the composition, formation, and possible atmosphere.

George Jung
01-29-2017, 07:33 PM
Seems Pluto's been in the news a lot, lately..


https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16265682_1448042011893214_5326404499905390278_n.jp g?oh=b894d60ce617d57ab49542b7f8157983&oe=58FD5EF1

CWSmith
01-29-2017, 07:42 PM
Let me guess, you're in the 'not a planet camp'?


:) No, I'm in the "not a stamp collector's camp". Some organization of thoughts is important, but some people take it way too far. What does interest me is the composition, formation, and possible atmosphere.

I'll tell you what else interests me:

The Pluto flyby was at 33 AU. That means that looking at the Sun from Pluto it was 1/(33*33) = 0.1% the size our Sun is in our sky. It basically looks like any other star. And yet, it orbits that same star every 248 years. That's cool no matter what anyone calls it.