After 75+ Years Holst is vindicated!!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by DublinBass, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

  2. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    I'll always count Pluto as a planet in my own world.... it was an ace little planet! :)
  3. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    my very earnest mother just showed us nine.... what?!?!?!??! grrrr
  4. euphfanhan

    euphfanhan Member

    my very easy method just speeds up naming....what?!?!?!?! :tongue:
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I bet Colin Matthews is glad his "Pluto" has already been performed and recorded ;)
  6. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    nothing, apparently ;)
  7. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    To be correct: Pluto has been demoted to "dwarf planet" status, something between a planetoid and a real planet. At the same time, two planetoids that are actually bigger then Pluto have also become "dwarf planets": Ceres and Xena (officially called UB313 or something like that).

    So there is room for two more pieces in the "The Planets" cycle :D
  8. bigcol

    bigcol Member

    You could imagine it now - "Pluto: the bringer of confusion"
  9. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    Typical ****** scientists. Let's take something straightforward and make it confusing. Anyway, shouldn't it be Vertically Challenged Planets rather than Dwarf Planets?
  10. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    but it wasn't straigthforward! Why would Pluto be a planet, if there are other objects that are bigger?
    The whole idea of the congres was to come up with a straightforward definition of "what is a planet". There were two posiibilities: either Pluto would loose it's "planet" status, or a whole bunch of other objects would have to become planets as well.

    I'm not sure what the official English term is, I just literraly translated the Dutch term as I read it in the newspaper here...
  11. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    Yeah, we call it a dwarf planet too - but referring to people as a dwarf is politically incorrect! (So is singing "Hi-ho, hi-ho" as you walk past them apparently ;))
  12. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Ah ok, maybe it should be called a "diametrically challenged planet" then :biggrin::rolleyes:
  13. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Active Member

    I always thought Pluto was a dog:-?
  14. Bass Trumpet

    Bass Trumpet Active Member

    I'll believe it when I see it with my own eyes
  15. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Who's gonna break the news to Mickey? That's what I wanna know!
  16. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    Whatever the merits of Colin Matthews' Pluto movement, it always seemed to me a bit of a cheek to add another movement to Holst's original for such a silly reason. Perhaps the gods think so too!

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