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Old February 12 2013, 10:50 AM   #25
RJDiogenes
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Re: Help name the moons of Pluto

I voted for Cerberus and Persephone.

Christopher wrote: View Post
^Hey, if you want to put Pluto back in, you also have to count Ceres, Eris, Haumea, Makemake, and possibly hundreds more to be confirmed in the decades ahead.
That's fine, as long as the definition is consistent. The reason the current definition of planet is so stupid is that it was chosen not for scientific reasons, but for a political one-- to limit the number of planets in the solar system. But what difference does it make how many there are?

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I find it very funny that this new definition of planet discounts Jupiter.
I think it discounts most, if not all, planets. Certainly all gas giants.
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