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(Forbes)   The simple reason that planets all orbit in the same plane: it's angular momentum, stupid   ( forbes.com) divider line
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2018-03-01 01:12:07 PM  
Pluto
 
2018-03-01 01:55:46 PM  

BalugaJoe: Pluto


Not a planet.
 
2018-03-01 01:59:44 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: BalugaJoe: Pluto

Not a planet.


But #1 with planets.
 
2018-03-01 02:05:46 PM  
Always gotta love these shiatty Forbes links that I can never see.
 
2018-03-01 02:06:23 PM  
We're greenlighting basic physics, now?

/Goes off to submit F=ma
 
2018-03-01 02:07:20 PM  

Lochsteppe: Tr0mBoNe: BalugaJoe: Pluto

Not a planet.

But #1 with planets.


Uranus (rotates "backwards") and so does Venus.
 
2018-03-01 02:10:06 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: BalugaJoe: Pluto

Not a planet.


In fact, that's one of the prime reasons it was demoted from being a planet: It's too off-kilter. It doesn't fit with the rest of the planets. It does, however, fit with all the new Kuiper belt objects we've been discovering.

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2018-03-01 02:14:26 PM  
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2018-03-01 02:15:28 PM  

idsfa: We're greenlighting basic physics, now?

/Goes off to submit F=ma


Sorry, you got redlit in favor of  𝜏 = ɪ 𝛼
 
2018-03-01 02:16:37 PM  
Pluto will always be a planet to me. I got a book that says so. You can't just go rewriting history.
 
2018-03-01 02:21:02 PM  

BalugaJoe: Pluto


Pluto is a captured planetoid from the Kyper Belt.

As far as Neptune and Uranus are concerned If I remember right, those two were subtly nudging each others' orbits forever. Then an alignment with Jupiter and Saturn kicked then out into their current irregular orbits, gravity is funny that way.

I don't remember the current theory on the inclination of Uranus.
 
2018-03-01 02:22:10 PM  
In before "It's Godzwill".
 
2018-03-01 02:23:51 PM  
I give this thread ONE THUMBS UP.

Right-hand, of course.
 
2018-03-01 02:28:27 PM  

2chris2: Always gotta love these shiatty Forbes links that I can never see.


Always gotta love farkers who can never seem to figure out how to use private browsing or a program such as Ublock (neither of which the incompetent programmers at Forbes can figure out how to block) and then whines incessantly about it on every single SWAB thread.
 
2018-03-01 02:29:01 PM  

rummonkey: I don't remember the current theory on the inclination of Uranus.


*insert mom joke*
 
2018-03-01 02:30:46 PM  

xanadian: I give this thread ONE THUMBS UP.

Right-hand, of course.


In order to avoid CPT violation, I offer a left-handed thumbs up of the opposite electric charge and going backwards in time.
 
2018-03-01 03:14:42 PM  

2chris2: Always gotta love these shiatty Forbes links that I can never see.


I think they mainly stem from Ethan Siegel submitting is own articles on a weekly basis. His Medium stuff would pop up on here like clockwork as well, so it is either him self-submitting or there is a mod who is a superfan.
 
2018-03-01 03:30:52 PM  

rummonkey: BalugaJoe: Pluto

Pluto is a captured planetoid from the Kyper Belt.

As far as Neptune and Uranus are concerned If I remember right, those two were subtly nudging each others' orbits forever. Then an alignment with Jupiter and Saturn kicked then out into their current irregular orbits, gravity is funny that way.

I don't remember the current theory on the inclination of Uranus.


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2018-03-01 03:32:52 PM  

Harlee: 2chris2: Always gotta love these shiatty Forbes links that I can never see.

Always gotta love farkers who can never seem to figure out how to use private browsing or a program such as Ublock (neither of which the incompetent programmers at Forbes can figure out how to block) and then whines incessantly about it on every single SWAB thread.


Then there are those of us who won't visit regardless because Forbes knowingly serves-up malware and spams Fark's submission queue daily with lame "articles" to get page clicks .
 
2018-03-01 03:38:22 PM  

Harlee: 2chris2: Always gotta love these shiatty Forbes links that I can never see.

Always gotta love farkers who can never seem to figure out how to use private browsing or a program such as Ublock (neither of which the incompetent programmers at Forbes can figure out how to block) and then whines incessantly about it on every single SWAB thread.


Hadn't heard about UBlock before. Thank you very much.
 
2018-03-01 03:57:20 PM  

Mad_Radhu: 2chris2: Always gotta love these shiatty Forbes links that I can never see.

I think they mainly stem from Ethan Siegel submitting is own articles on a weekly basis. His Medium stuff would pop up on here like clockwork as well, so it is either him self-submitting or there is a mod who is a superfan.


What's wrong with Ethan Siegel? We live in a world where scientific illiteracy is rampant and he's one of a handful of scientists out there who put time and effort into communicating science to the general public, typically a low priority for the scientific community (and no, publishing in peer-reviewed journals doesn't count). Siegel, Plait, deGrasse-Tyson, etc. are doing work often underappreciated, even derided,  by the scientific community and one that is arguably just as important as primary research.
 
2018-03-01 04:25:56 PM  
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2018-03-01 04:28:13 PM  

Tyrosine: What's wrong with Ethan Siegel?


He is not NGT, who in turn is not Carl Sagan, who in turn was not knee deep in p***y like Feynamn.

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2018-03-01 04:28:38 PM  
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2018-03-01 04:35:29 PM  
Why do they put Plutos orbit there, its not a planet.

No seriously, its pointless, they might as well add tons of other random objects.
 
2018-03-01 04:38:30 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Why do they put Plutos orbit there


See above.
 
2018-03-01 04:58:39 PM  

Tyrosine: Mad_Radhu: 2chris2: Always gotta love these shiatty Forbes links that I can never see.

I think they mainly stem from Ethan Siegel submitting is own articles on a weekly basis. His Medium stuff would pop up on here like clockwork as well, so it is either him self-submitting or there is a mod who is a superfan.

What's wrong with Ethan Siegel? We live in a world where scientific illiteracy is rampant and he's one of a handful of scientists out there who put time and effort into communicating science to the general public, typically a low priority for the scientific community (and no, publishing in peer-reviewed journals doesn't count). Siegel, Plait, deGrasse-Tyson, etc. are doing work often underappreciated, even derided,  by the scientific community and one that is arguably just as important as primary research.


He's okay, but there doesn't need to be a new article on established science posted every farking week. I'd much rather see news on exciting new discoveries, and not just another article rehasing remedial science.

Plus it gets suspicious when you see his stuff over and over again. It's the science equivalent of those Red Bull gaming articles.
 
2018-03-01 06:58:12 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Tyrosine: Mad_Radhu: 2chris2: Always gotta love these shiatty Forbes links that I can never see.

I think they mainly stem from Ethan Siegel submitting is own articles on a weekly basis. His Medium stuff would pop up on here like clockwork as well, so it is either him self-submitting or there is a mod who is a superfan.

What's wrong with Ethan Siegel? We live in a world where scientific illiteracy is rampant and he's one of a handful of scientists out there who put time and effort into communicating science to the general public, typically a low priority for the scientific community (and no, publishing in peer-reviewed journals doesn't count). Siegel, Plait, deGrasse-Tyson, etc. are doing work often underappreciated, even derided,  by the scientific community and one that is arguably just as important as primary research.

He's okay, but there doesn't need to be a new article on established science posted every farking week. I'd much rather see news on exciting new discoveries, and not just another article rehasing remedial science.

Plus it gets suspicious when you see his stuff over and over again. It's the science equivalent of those Red Bull gaming articles.


Feel free to not read them, eh?

There are a lot of people who probably aren't as scientifically literate as you are. How are they supposed to make head or tail of the "new discoveries" without the "remedial" articles you're shiatting on?
 
2018-03-01 08:37:52 PM  
Pluto was eliminated to promote the 'flat solar system' conspiracy, study it out sheeple!
 
2018-03-01 09:10:06 PM  

qorkfiend: Mad_Radhu: Tyrosine: Mad_Radhu: 2chris2: Always gotta love these shiatty Forbes links that I can never see.

I think they mainly stem from Ethan Siegel submitting is own articles on a weekly basis. His Medium stuff would pop up on here like clockwork as well, so it is either him self-submitting or there is a mod who is a superfan.

What's wrong with Ethan Siegel? We live in a world where scientific illiteracy is rampant and he's one of a handful of scientists out there who put time and effort into communicating science to the general public, typically a low priority for the scientific community (and no, publishing in peer-reviewed journals doesn't count). Siegel, Plait, deGrasse-Tyson, etc. are doing work often underappreciated, even derided,  by the scientific community and one that is arguably just as important as primary research.

He's okay, but there doesn't need to be a new article on established science posted every farking week. I'd much rather see news on exciting new discoveries, and not just another article rehasing remedial science.

Plus it gets suspicious when you see his stuff over and over again. It's the science equivalent of those Red Bull gaming articles.

Feel free to not read them, eh?

There are a lot of people who probably aren't as scientifically literate as you are. How are they supposed to make head or tail of the "new discoveries" without the "remedial" articles you're shiatting on?


It's just hard to ignore when the Geek tab is getting spammed by them. It would be just as bad if someone was cluttering up the Poltics tab posting links to articles about the fundamentals of political theory.

It's just a bit much to see his articles get greened week after week after week, especially when half the comments are complaints about not wanting to go to the Forbes site, so it is not like most people are clamoring to read the articles.
 
2018-03-01 09:23:05 PM  

Mad_Radhu: It's just hard to ignore when the Geek tab is getting spammed by them.


I too have noticed the increase in Forbes science links. What gives? Did Drew have a falling out with Phil Platt or something?
 
2018-03-01 09:37:58 PM  
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2018-03-01 09:45:23 PM  
It's because they are all flat?

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2018-03-01 09:46:53 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Why do they put Plutos orbit there, its not a planet.

No seriously, its pointless, they might as well add tons of other random objects.


That's not Pluto. It's a car.
 
2018-03-01 10:16:06 PM  
In fact, if you take Mercury out of the equation, the innermost and most inclined planet, you'll find that everything else is really well-aligned...

Can they do that, just take Mercury out of the equation? It's still a planet, for now at least.
 
2018-03-01 11:04:27 PM  

rummonkey: BalugaJoe: Pluto

Pluto is a captured planetoid from the Kyper Belt.

As far as Neptune and Uranus are concerned If I remember right, those two were subtly nudging each others' orbits forever. Then an alignment with Jupiter and Saturn kicked then out into their current irregular orbits, gravity is funny that way.

I don't remember the current theory on the inclination of Uranus.


The current theory is that the inclination of Uranus is unremarkable.
 
2018-03-01 11:19:49 PM  
I had no idea they actually were on the same plane and I just assumed they were displayed that way to make it easier.
 
2018-03-01 11:22:52 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I had no idea they actually were on the same plane and I just assumed they were displayed that way to make it easier.


You're a tad behind on your astrology studies.
 
2018-03-01 11:37:30 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: I had no idea they actually were on the same plane and I just assumed they were displayed that way to make it easier.


They are not.

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2018-03-01 11:37:46 PM  

WelldeadLink: Plant Rights Activist: I had no idea they actually were on the same plane and I just assumed they were displayed that way to make it easier.

You're a tad behind on your astrology studies.


just 1000 years or so.
 
2018-03-01 11:40:24 PM  

WelldeadLink: Plant Rights Activist: I had no idea they actually were on the same plane and I just assumed they were displayed that way to make it easier.

You're a tad behind on your astrology studies.


and astronomy, I guess
 
2018-03-02 04:11:05 AM  

WelldeadLink: Ketchuponsteak: Why do they put Plutos orbit there, its not a planet.

No seriously, its pointless, they might as well add tons of other random objects.

That's not Pluto. It's a car.


If that Tesla clears its orbit of other objects, it should be designated a planet. :P
 
2018-03-02 08:33:00 AM  

HighZoolander: rummonkey: BalugaJoe: Pluto

Pluto is a captured planetoid from the Kyper Belt.

As far as Neptune and Uranus are concerned If I remember right, those two were subtly nudging each others' orbits forever. Then an alignment with Jupiter and Saturn kicked then out into their current irregular orbits, gravity is funny that way.

I don't remember the current theory on the inclination of Uranus.

The current theory is that the inclination of Uranus is unremarkable.


Funny, but I just realized I made an error.

I did not mean inclination, I was thinking about the tilt of the planet's axis. Apparently there was a momentary case of shiat to the brains when I typed that. Sorry.
 
2018-03-02 01:48:18 PM  
Finally an answer to a question I've had for all of my life.

I learned the single plane was because all of the solar system condensed from a spinning disk, but not why there was a disk.  I'll hafta re-re-read to get why.

Isn't the orbit of the moon in the same plane, too?
 
2018-03-02 11:41:30 PM  

netringer: Isn't the orbit of the moon in the same plane, too?


All moons are on the same plane. Well, the big ones anyway.
 
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