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Subject: Re: Every star has planets Date: 1/18/2012 4:20 PM
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<<Scientists want to demote Pluto to being a non planet because it doesn't clear the vicinity of it's orbit of debris.

Too late, it has already been demoted. On the bright side, it makes us Earthlings in more of an exclusive club. >>



Please address the issue I raised.

Astronomers claim they have identified 400+ planets orbiting other stars, but they have no way to know if these objects have cleared their orbits of debris. So how can they call them planets? Shouldn't they be "objects" such as they now call Pluto?


Besides, I think the plutocrats favor identifying Pluto as a planet, and aren't plutocrats supposed to rule these days?



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