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      08-11-2006, 08:40 PM   #1
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Do you think Pluto should be categorized as a planet?

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Everything you thought you knew about planets might be wrong. In a decision that will rock the universe as we know it, the International Astronomical Union is set to rule on an official definition of the word "planet" in September.

Searches on "the planets" are up 6% over the last week, but exactly how many of these orbiting masses are out there? We've been brought up on the notion of nine planets, but recent discoveries of other icy objects floating through the solar system have cast doubt on Pluto's planetary status.

As amateur (and professional) astronomers debate the icy planet's fate, queries on "solar system planets" are zooming. But if Pluto meets the definition of a planet, we could see an explosion of newly recognized planets circle the Buzz as other icy chunks get the nod.

Some veteran space watchers are disturbed by the thought of losing Pluto as a planet. If we used buzz to decide which planet to cast aside, would forlorn Pluto get the boot? Here are the planets ranked by searches...

1 Mars
2 Saturn
3 Mercury
4 Earth
5 Venus
6 Jupiter
7 Pluto
8 Neptune
9 Uranus

While Saturn and Mercury get a turbo boost from autos bearing their names, there's no denying Uranus's spot at the bottom of our list. If a tenth planet is recognized in September, it will come with a regal name from TV's recent past. We're sure buzz will blast off on Xena if it's officially welcomed into the planetary fold, so stay tuned to Search next month.
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personally I dont really care but technically Pluto should not be labeled as a planet. That is all.
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this is stupid, if it's not broke don't fix it... what was wrong with the way it was... yeh it's a piece of ice, but so what... it'd be weird without it, and weird with so many more new planets...
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...denying Uranus's spot at the bottom ...
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Pluto is a friggin dog for goodness sake, and nobody wants to talk about Uranus.
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hmmm....
Should tomatoes be considered a fruit or vege??
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there's a lot of moving objects around where pluto is and i think they found something bigger in the same area (keifer belt if im not mistaken) 45 degrees up where our planet is.

i just saw the program in science channel. i think thats a new program. you can search the program it says pluto on the title. very interesting. a guy is doing a 24/7 search on the belt where pluto is. the telescope sends him e-mail everyday.

they also sent or will send a probe to pluto on a something like 8-10 year journey. i guess they can keep pluto as a planet until after the probe reaches pluto and proves something.
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there's a lot of moving objects around where pluto is and i think they found something bigger in the same area (keifer belt if im not mistaken) 45 degrees up where our planet is.

Besides.... Pluto's got a second moon now. And Sedna, the next biggest planetoid they have found is still smaller han Pluto.
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