Go Back   Shreveport.com > Shreveport.com Headline News > Local News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-24-2006, 10:47 AM   #1
sbl_admin
Administrator
 
sbl_admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 1,965
Rep Power: 217 sbl_admin has disabled reputation
Send a message via AIM to sbl_admin
Post 8 Planets or 12 Planets?

Leading astronomers are divided over new guidelines which determine what is a planet and what is not. Caught in the middle.. PLUTO.


ABC_News
FOX_News
CBS News

Last edited by sbl_admin; 08-26-2006 at 01:53 AM. Reason: Added story from CBS News
sbl_admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2006, 11:33 AM   #2
Shreveopolis
Member
 
Shreveopolis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 32
Rep Power: 0 Shreveopolis will become famous soon enough Shreveopolis will become famous soon enough
Exclamation It's official

O.k. So Columbus didn't discover America.
What goes UP doesn't have to come down.
and there's only 8 Planets




Planetary Line Up Reduced To Four Rocky Worlds And Four Gas Giants: Pluto Out

A quote from same article:
Quote:
Here's how it all shakes out. The International Astronomical Union has decided that, to be called a planet, an object must have three traits. It must orbit the sun, be massive enough that its own gravity pulls it into a nearly round shape, and be dominant enough to clear away objects in its neighborhood.

To be admitted to the dwarf planet category, an object must have only two of those traits -- it must orbit the sun and have a nearly round shape. And no, moons don't count as dwarf planets. In addition to Pluto, Ceres and 2003 UB313, the astronomical union has a dozen potential "dwarf planets" on its watchlist.

What's to become of the other objects in our solar system neighborhood, the ones that are not planets, not dwarf planets and not moons? The organization has decided that most asteroids, comets and other small objects will be called "small solar-system bodies."

Last edited by sbl_admin; 08-25-2006 at 11:43 AM.
Shreveopolis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 02:50 PM   #3
windshop
Member
 
windshop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Left of center
Posts: 47
Rep Power: 0 windshop will become famous soon enough windshop will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to windshop
Sci-Port's new exhibit space adjacent to the new planetarium was designed to have 9 elaborate posts with scale models of the planets above them. Maybe they will have to remodel the remodel.
__________________
B
windshop is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 PM.


Design By: Miner Skinz.com
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.7.2
Copyright 2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
2008 Shreveport.com