Thursday, August 24, 2006

We're Shrinking

Our solar system, i.e. the system of planets that fly round the big hot thing, has shrunk due to the unfortunate demise of the 9th planet, Pluto.

2,500 Astronomers at the International Astronomical Union in Prague voted to demote the 'Ice Planet' to a secondary category because failed its dominant orbit test.

It joins the elustrious and rather poetically named '2003 UB313' as a Dwarf Planet and although it is said to be dissapointed with the decision, it will continue to orbit the sun for the foreseeable future.

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At 1:19 pm, Blogger Jonny:) said...

I resent that refernce to me as "that big hot thing"

At 2:18 pm, Blogger big dave said...

thought it was a compliment...


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