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If you're young enough, you were only taught about the eight planets in our solar system -- and possibly that there was a mysterious 'Planet X' or planet Tyche beyond Neptune. More recently, there's a new ninth planet proposal from the same folks who re-named Pluto as a dwarf planet. Check out these links on Pluto and this new ninth planet that might redefine the outer edge of our solar system. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: astronomy, binary planet, charon, dwarf planet, eris, hydra, kerberos, konstantin batygin, michael brown, ninth planet, nix, planet x, pluto, solar system, space, space exploration, styx, tno, trans-neptunian object, tyche


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    orbitalinsertion (profile), 25 Jan 2016 @ 12:38pm

    Twisting the knife...

    Someone please send in the ROFLcopters.

    I think my favorite thing about Pluto is the vast majority of people with vocal opinions about it couldn't spare the time of day for anything remotely astronomical (or indeed, vaguely science-related)otherwise. Probably the same people who get pissed off when species are reclassified or anyone comes up with a better model of anything (unless they don't actually know about it and it makes the electronics in their smartphones work). I wonder how many got all upset with Einstein's better and more accurate theory of gravitation.

    Hey, anyone else get all cranky when it was figured out that the solar system isn't as far out at the edge of the galaxy as we once thought it was? Let's have a petition for re-sizing the galaxy to suit our weird personal whims and take back our Good Old Days and Keep Kids Off Our Lawns.

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