Monday, August 14, 2006

A Planet By Any Other Name Is....

Astronomers are debating today whether or not Pluto should keep its label as a planet.

Last summer, another planet-sized object was discovered out past Pluto, named 2003UB313, and so it was presented that our solar system should have 10 planets.

So whatever they come up with whereas an objects size is planetary or not, sometime soon well either have 9, 10, 23, 29 or 53 planets.

I say we let Pluto keep its "planet" title and give 2003UB313 a better name (NOT "Xena", which its discoverer nicknamed it) and call it an even 10.

Besides, the Sumerians knew all about our solar system and even etched it out in their pottery and tablets. That's the solar system up on the left between the two heads.

That's 11 objects circling the sun. As one is Earth and it's moon, that leaves 10 planets.

Pretty knowledgeable for the Sumerians, considering they knew that almost 5,000 years ago.

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