The astronomical term "dwarf planet" denotes a separate category of a celestial object than the astronomical term "planet". From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_planet:survivor wrote:If Goofey is a dog, then what is Pluto? = a dwarf planet, which means we still have nine planets.
So, Pluto is no longer a planet according to the definitions, and the planets of the solar system are now officially 8. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_system:The category "dwarf planet" is distinct from that of "planet".
Of course, science can be wrong.From 1930 to 2006, the system was comprised of nine official planets, but Pluto's status was changed to that of a "dwarf planet" on August 24, 2006 by the IAU, thus reducing the number to eight.
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From what I've read it makes sense for Pluto to not have a planet status, in Pluto's region of space, there are about 50 celestial objects (some bigger then Pluto) that could be considered planets if Pluto would have retained it's planetary status, plus Pluto's orbits overlaps that of Neptune which doesn’t fit the new definition for what is a planet
I think if someone were to read TP for the first time right now, they would probably be more sceptical of TP, since the claim that every solar system has nine planets is not holding true for this solar systemAccording to the definition recently adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), a planet is a celestial body that :
(a) is in orbit around a star or stellar remnants;
(b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape;
(c) is not massive enough to initiate thermonuclear fusion of deuterium in its core; and,
(d) has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit.
When news came out about their being a 10th planet Tom on his forum said this was a sign of Earth about to disapear
http://bioresonant.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.c ... 8281000749
I wonder what he has to say for there being only 8 planets in the solar system nowThe tenth planet in the Solar system has been found contradicting Thao!!! [rich_***].
If you read the Thiaoouba Prophecy book again you may find the following statement there:
‘Needless to say, certain accidents occur and sometimes a planet will disappear in a solar system, or perhaps enter it, but later in time, the solar system will revert and base its structure again on the number nine.'
This statement means that if indeed the 10-th planet entered our Solar System, one of the planets is due to disappear from it. Can you guess which one? [Tom]
I'm not surprised to know that a fraction (~500 members) of our scientific society do not agree with me since they don't see planets as something different than a rock that under specific conditions it is supposed to serve as a host for life in the universe.
This is a crucial moment for us and our community either we turn to religion our we wonder out to learn and understand the truth.
I was an avid learner of astronomy. As a matter of fact, it depends by what you mean by cores. Pluto has a core. Our moon has a core and the four largest satellites of Jupiter have cores too.Robanan wrote:From what I can think of the only thing that makes a difference between a planet and a round rock in space is the point that a planet has a core (might be cold or active) this would in turn affect the gravitational field of the object (polarize it?).