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(National Geographic)   New research indicates an as yet undiscovered planet may be orbiting at the dark fringes of our solar system   (news.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 89
    More: Interesting, dwarf planets, planets, orbits, Kuiper Belt, Pluto, American Astronomical Society, star systems, calculations  
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2012-05-14 03:04:56 PM
Walter Bishop hopes it's made of licorice or LSD
 
2012-05-14 03:20:02 PM
It's called Pluto.

/frackin scientists, ruinin' my planets
 
2012-05-14 03:25:22 PM

bdub77: It's called Pluto.

/frackin scientists, ruinin' my planets


Get out of my head.
 
2012-05-14 03:27:10 PM
Za'Ha'Dum?

/don't go there
 
2012-05-14 03:29:30 PM

bdub77: It's called Pluto.

/frackin scientists, ruinin' my planets


Pluto was never a planet.
 
2012-05-14 03:37:21 PM
It's a mass relay.
 
2012-05-14 03:37:30 PM
I thought it was a brown dwarf star called Nemesis?
 
2012-05-14 03:37:37 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-14 03:38:04 PM
Ming the Merciless is approaching!
 
2012-05-14 03:45:37 PM

bdub77: It's called Pluto.

/frackin scientists, ruinin' my planets


Came here to post this.
 
2012-05-14 03:47:20 PM

EvilEgg: Pluto was never a planet.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-14 03:48:23 PM

EvilEgg: bdub77: It's called Pluto.

/frackin scientists, ruinin' my planets

Pluto was never a planet.


Nuh uh,

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-14 03:49:45 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought it was a brown dwarf star called Nemesis?


Why'd they have to make it brown, not gonna lie, kinda ruined the solar system.
 
2012-05-14 03:52:45 PM

texdent: Walter Bishop hopes it's made of licorice or LSD


I'll just leave this here (PNSFW)
 
2012-05-14 03:53:01 PM
i224.photobucket.com
It's not a planet!
 
2012-05-14 03:57:40 PM

Theaetetus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought it was a brown dwarf star called Nemesis?

Why'd they have to make it brown, not gonna lie, kinda ruined the solar system.


Think of the effect on home values alone.
 
2012-05-14 04:20:46 PM
Why do the fringes of our solar system gotta be dark? Not gonna lie, kinda ruined space for me
 
2012-05-14 04:35:30 PM
Sitchinites rejoice!
 
2012-05-14 04:47:43 PM

Theaetetus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought it was a brown dwarf star called Nemesis?

Why'd they have to make it brown, not gonna lie, kinda ruined the solar system.


It's affirmative planetary action
 
2012-05-14 05:18:28 PM
Just as long as they name it something that starts with a "P", so the mnemonics we all learned as kids will work again. Any "P" Greek God names still available?
 
2012-05-14 05:29:28 PM

Aarontology: It's a mass relay.


If only.

If only...
 
2012-05-14 05:50:23 PM
Planet X is nothing new.
 
2012-05-14 05:52:13 PM

EvilEgg: bdub77: It's called Pluto.

/frackin scientists, ruinin' my planets

Pluto was never a planet.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-14 05:54:21 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

You might have found our base on Planet Chaos, Winfield, but I ain't going down without a fight! The pride of the pirate clans demands it.
 
2012-05-14 06:14:47 PM
Nibiru?

As if we need even more fodder for the doomsday masturbaters.
 
2012-05-14 06:15:24 PM
The bad news is we are all going to die, the good news is that Kirsten Dunst is going to sunbathe on a creek bed at midnight first.

/obscure?
 
2012-05-14 06:15:30 PM
They're just going to tell me it's not a planet later.

Stop playing with my emotions, science!
 
2012-05-14 06:15:46 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Rupert?

/could really go for a Perfectly Normal Beast sandwich right now...
 
2012-05-14 06:17:20 PM

Aarontology: It's a mass relay.


Came for this, leaving happy.
 
2012-05-14 06:18:57 PM

Dinobot: [upload.wikimedia.org image 320x240]

You might have found our base on Planet Chaos, Winfield, but I ain't going down without a fight! The pride of the pirate clans demands it.


god that looks familiar.

xeno...something?
 
2012-05-14 06:19:48 PM

bdub77: /frackin scientists, ruinin' my planets


One of the greatest NPR Science Friday broadcasts I heard featured an article on Pluto. A planetary scientist was biatching about the astronomers voting to cut its planetary status. The guy was going off about how astronomers need to stick to stars and leave the planets up to the experts.

It was geek rage at its finest.
 
2012-05-14 06:20:05 PM
If i had answered "Eight" to the question "How many planets are there in our solar system?" it would have been marked wrong on any test.

Interplanet Janet told me so, and I'm sticking with that.
 
2012-05-14 06:20:39 PM
This hasn't been brought up before.
 
2012-05-14 06:27:23 PM

KillAllHumans: Dinobot: [upload.wikimedia.org image 320x240]

You might have found our base on Planet Chaos, Winfield, but I ain't going down without a fight! The pride of the pirate clans demands it.

god that looks familiar.

xeno...something?


Exo Squad
 
2012-05-14 06:29:19 PM
I don't mind Pluto being demoted, but it seems weird to be considering it a Kuiper belt object when it's orbit actually brings it closer to the sun than Neptune (at times). I mean, I guess there's nothing saying Kuiper belt objects can't have highly eliptical orbits, so I suppose it's just sloppy thinking on my part.

Wonder if there'll be any break-throughs in stellar detection in the next few decades?
 
2012-05-14 06:33:14 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought it was a brown dwarf star called Nemesis?


Came here to mention Nemesis... but astronomers think we would've found it by now if it was out there.
 
2012-05-14 06:38:36 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Just as long as they name it something that starts with a "P", so the mnemonics we all learned as kids will work again. Any "P" Greek God names still available?


Priapus. ;)
 
2012-05-14 06:40:00 PM
Our solar system has dark fringes?
salonhairathome.co.uk
 
2012-05-14 06:41:03 PM

Fish in a Barrel: tallguywithglasseson: Just as long as they name it something that starts with a "P", so the mnemonics we all learned as kids will work again. Any "P" Greek God names still available?

Priapus. ;)


NIBURU! Let the conspiracy nuts win this one.
 
2012-05-14 06:45:05 PM

EvilEgg: bdub77: It's called Pluto.

/frackin scientists, ruinin' my planets

Pluto was never a planet.


Shut your whore mouth!
 
2012-05-14 07:01:17 PM
Do they have Jesus?
 
2012-05-14 07:13:30 PM

BalugaJoe: Do they have Jesus?


If they have oil we'll get them some farking Jesus!
 
2012-05-14 07:14:01 PM
Duh, Planet X - gonna fly by and kill us all. Did these people ever even read the Internet in the nineties?
 
2012-05-14 07:22:16 PM

BalugaJoe: Do they have Jesus?


Who else is going to cut their lawn?
 
2012-05-14 07:26:29 PM
Gomes speculates that the mystery object could be a rogue planet that was kicked out of its own star system and later captured by the sun's gravity.

Or maybe Gomes didn't dream up the right variables for his computer model.

jus sayn'
 
2012-05-14 07:27:45 PM
The nut clusters were right!!!

Cthulhu save us from Nibiru!
 
2012-05-14 07:51:53 PM

Bhruic: I don't mind Pluto being demoted, but it seems weird to be considering it a Kuiper belt object when it's orbit actually brings it closer to the sun than Neptune (at times). I mean, I guess there's nothing saying Kuiper belt objects can't have highly eliptical orbits, so I suppose it's just sloppy thinking on my part.

Wonder if there'll be any break-throughs in stellar detection in the next few decades?


It doesn't matter if it's a Kuiper belt object, it's still just a dwarf planet. Really it was a choice between demoting Pluto or promoting the other dwarf planets. Would grade school students be more upset at losing Pluto, or having to remember Eris (which is bigger than Pluto) and Ceres?
 
2012-05-14 07:54:53 PM
By studying 92 KBOs and their orbits, he found only 6 that are slightly irregular and he jumps to "its gotta be a planet that's doing it". I dislike people like him.
 
2012-05-14 08:04:53 PM

DicksWii: By studying 92 KBOs and their orbits, he found only 6 that are slightly irregular and he jumps to "its gotta be a planet that's doing it". I dislike people like him.


Seemed to me that it was more like he jumped to "the easiest way to explain these irregular orbits is with a planet, and here are the parameters computer simulations calculated for it."
 
2012-05-14 08:06:34 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I thought it was a brown dwarf star called Nemesis?


msnbcmedia3.msn.com

WTF you talking about Willis?
 
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