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Re: PLUTO NOT THERE!,,,Right!

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Posted by daViper on July 8, 1999 23:25:43 UTC

I'm not quite sure what all the fuss in this thread is about.

The question of Pluto's status as a "Planet" has been debated since it was discovered.

The discovery of asteroids in the vicinity is great news since it means we continue to reap the benefits of having a telescope in orbit as opposed to just on the ground.

Even if Pluto is just a "bunch of asteroids" it doesn't change the fact that the largest of these has been called Pluto since the days we couldn't know any better. It also doesn't change the fact that it's only currently known moon Charon, is still in orbit about pluto and represents the largest proportional (to each other) orbiting pair of bodies in the solar system. A fact that has been known for several years. If there are more bodies involved that we couldn't see before due to lack of good viewing tools, I'd have to say so what. None of this really changes what "Pluto" really is or has been.

No offense to anyone but what exactly is the big deal here?

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