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  1. Poll: Giant planet around tiny star 'should not exist':...

    Giant planet around tiny star 'should not exist':

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49855058

    Edit: A later thread that may be of interest:
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  2. Poll: Here's one way, perhaps, we might get there one...

    Here's one way, perhaps, we might get there one day:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_ship
  3. Poll: reuters.com/article/US-science-astronomy-water/Wat...

    reuters.com/article/US-science-astronomy-water/Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system:
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  4. Poll: Origins of Pluto, the Disney cartoon character: ...

    Origins of Pluto, the Disney cartoon character:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto_(Disney)#Origin
  5. Poll: Pluto in astrology: ...

    Pluto in astrology:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planets_in_astrology#Pluto
  6. Poll: Here's the wiki on the asteroid belt (somewhat...

    Here's the wiki on the asteroid belt (somewhat related to the above):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_belt
  7. Poll: Speaking of planets etc., near and far, here's...

    Speaking of planets etc., near and far, here's the wiki re: extraterrestrial life, fwiw:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraterrestrial_life
  8. Poll: Note that the accepted nomenclature for planets...

    Note that the accepted nomenclature for planets in its entirety is faintly silly at the moment IMO, in that all planets outside our solar system (i.e. not revolving around our star [the sun], but...
  9. Poll: Bumping up this poll thread, in the hope of more...

    Bumping up this poll thread, in the hope of more votes still to come.
  10. Poll: Personally I feel that the definition of a planet...

    Personally I feel that the definition of a planet could prove malleable, if not arbitrary, so I won't be surprised if astronomers change their minds about Pluto's status yet again. There's already...
  11. Poll: 10 votes and the majority consider Pluto a...

    10 votes and the majority consider Pluto a planet. Interesting.
  12. Poll: We're up to seven votes to date for this fun...

    We're up to seven votes to date for this fun poll, a pretty good rate for any poll on this Discussion book (not taking into account those within forums for meetings of, e.g., CFC Voting Members).
  13. Poll: Google's definition of a Dwarf Planet, for what...

    Google's definition of a Dwarf Planet, for what it's worth:

    "a celestial body resembling a small planet but lacking certain technical criteria that are required for it to be classed as such."
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  14. Poll: Another bump for this poll thread.

    Another bump for this poll thread.
  15. Poll: Bumping the thread up again - more votes still...

    Bumping the thread up again - more votes still trickling in!
  16. Poll: Bumping up this fun poll thread again.

    Bumping up this fun poll thread again.
  17. Poll: Bumping up this fun poll thread.

    Bumping up this fun poll thread.
  18. Poll: Non-chess topic fun poll: Do you consider Pluto a planet?

    Here's a non-chess topic fun poll on a topic that's perhaps mildly controversial, namely whether to consider Pluto a planet. That's in spite of knowing that astronomers not that many years ago...
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