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How many planets are there in our solar system?

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How Many Planets Are There?
« on: October 12, 2012, 09:30:58 AM »
So, how many planets are there in our solar system? ;)

(I know this is going to be a disaster! The carnage will be hilarious!)  8)
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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 09:32:50 AM »
1, the rest of those stars is too far away to check myself :P

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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 09:54:52 AM »
You should insist that people dont search
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I took a guess :-\ :)

edit/ They lost one a while back didnt they :D
or it got demoted IIRC
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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 10:19:25 AM »
You should insist that people dont search
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I took a guess :-\ :)

edit/ They lost one a while back didnt they :D
or it got demoted IIRC

But that's where the fun is! :D
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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012, 10:24:23 AM »
9.5 :D

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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012, 11:43:24 AM »
I still count Pluto, even if it is just a little rock runt. Now what those other two solar system wannabies are doing out there I could care less about. But they showed up about the same time poor Pluto got whacked.

So...Yes, I'm the one who voted 9.

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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 11:57:43 AM »
By my definition, 10.  Pluto and his lil bro count.   ;)  8)
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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012, 01:41:25 PM »
I say 9.

That's my story - and I'm sticking with it!

So there! :P

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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2012, 12:02:05 AM »
Ok, let's shake this up a bit...

Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, Eris and Ceres - Dwarf planets in our solar system. Add those to the other 8, and you get 13! :P

http://www.space.com...lar-system-tour.html
https://en.wikipedia...rg/wiki/Dwarf_planet


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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012, 10:30:27 PM »
By my definition, 10.  Pluto and his lil bro count.   ;)  8)

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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2012, 10:51:16 PM »
The 'traditional' 9. The rest have to go through a very lengthy admission process. The rule is their application will be considered only when they are visited by humans.

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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2012, 12:40:32 AM »
10.
I vote Pluto and the planet behind the sun.
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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2012, 04:30:26 AM »
10.
I vote Pluto and the planet behind the sun.
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(+ I fixed that link for you)
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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2012, 04:52:58 AM »
Sirius Planet is hidden  so that's 11, as per evidence from Serious Sam and Dogon tribe.

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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 05:04:55 AM »
What about satellites that are larger than some of the 'planets'?

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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2012, 05:24:32 AM »
If dwarf planets have "planet" in the name, aren't they still a kind of planet, and so we have 13 planets? Or with Nibiru, 14?

What about satellites that are larger than some of the 'planets'?

Well, Earth is clearly a planet, but I think Jupiter is just too big to be a planet. Let's nix Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Uranus (so tempting to spell that as Youranus) as planets and call them something like plonets. With a nice "aw" sound for the "o" there, just to signify the "awe" that they inspire for being bigger than regular old planets. Or maybe Jolly <Colour> Planets in remembrance of the Jolly Green Giant. But then he always said, "ho ho ho", so maybe Jolly <Colour> Plonet would be the most awesome naming convention.

If we have planets and plonets, then we'd avoid a lot of confusion. And if we could rename dwarf planets to maybe plinets (because i is smaller than a or o), then we'd avoid more confusion.

Dunno...

4 planets
4 plonets
5 plinets
1 pl(a|o|i)net (Nibiru) ?  :huh:
x satellites...

I'm just complete confused at this point... :P
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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2012, 06:55:07 AM »
There are still 9.  :P ;D
« Last Edit: October 14, 2012, 07:00:54 AM by 40hz »

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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2012, 07:02:00 AM »
There are still 9.  :P ;D

YOU are an evil plonet and plinet bigot~! :P Shame, shame~! ;D
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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2012, 07:10:26 AM »
There are still 9.  :P ;D

YOU are an evil plonet and plinet bigot~! :P Shame, shame~! ;D

Yup!  ;D

But that doesn't change the fact there's 9. :P ;)


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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2012, 07:19:03 AM »
But that doesn't change the fact there's 9. :P ;)

Hmmm... Did a 6 turn out to be 9 there? :P

If 6 was 9



Well, I don't care~! :D
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Re: How Many Planets Are There?
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2012, 07:57:13 AM »
But that doesn't change the fact there's 9.

 :Thmbsup: We're creating a movement to prevent tampering with our 9 planet solar system. There are two of us ... We will not be silenced.