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Old July 3 2013, 11:50 PM   #22
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Re: IAU Rejects name of Vulcan for Pluto moon

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Now the whole "a dwarf planet is not a planet" is awkward, but oh well.
Very awkward since it has been hinted that if a Mars sized object or larger were to be found in the Kuiper Belt it would get the tag dwarf planet.
We'll crack that when we find one. No biggies.

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Dwarf planets, terrestrial planets, gas giants to me are all planets.
This, on the other hand, makes no sense. There is no "to me" here. Just a matter of consensus in the scientific community. You can claim that stars, cats, and verbs are all apples to you, and that would be equally meaningless.
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