View Poll Results: Do you consider Pluto a planet?

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  • Yes; I was taught Pluto is a planet

    4 36.36%
  • Yes; astronomers will change their mind again

    2 18.18%
  • Yes; astrologers have it right

    0 0%
  • Yes; the more planets the better

    0 0%
  • Yes; the music of the spheres pleases me

    1 9.09%
  • No; astronomers have it right now

    0 0%
  • No, and Planet X will be found to make it 9 again

    1 9.09%
  • No, because I like new ways of thinking

    1 9.09%
  • No, because it bugs old-timers

    0 0%
  • Who cares?

    2 18.18%
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    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 arguments pro and con for that that have been voiced on the internet, a quick search result once revealed to me.
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    Bumping up this poll thread, in the hope of more votes still to come.
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    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 another one) need to be called Exoplanets, rather than just being called planets (as countless Sci-fi stories previously referred to them):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exoplanet
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    Speaking of planets etc., near and far, here's the wiki re: extraterrestrial life, fwiw:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraterrestrial_life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pacey View Post
    below is a wiki about 'music of the spheres'
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musica_universalis
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    Here's the wiki on the asteroid belt (somewhat related to the above):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid_belt
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    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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    Origins of Pluto, the Disney cartoon character:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto_(Disney)#Origin
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    reuters.com/article/US-science-astronomy-water/Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...-idUSKCN1VW2TJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pacey View Post
    reuters.com/article/US-science-astronomy-water/Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system:

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-s...-idUSKCN1VW2TJ
    Here's one way, perhaps, we might get there one day:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_ship
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