A Ninth Planet Might Be In Outer Solar System 5-10 times more massive than Earth

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  1. Dayton Kitchens

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  2. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    When it comes to discoveries in outer space, the textbooks are going to be constantly re-written.
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  3. Dayton Kitchens

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    A shame that more time isn't spent teaching about space or space exploration in schools.

    IIRC Earth Science where most of it is taught is an 8th grade topic. When I taught geography I managed to slip in as much of our solar system stuff as possible. Likewise I made sure to get a unit on space exploration into contemporary American history.
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    FTFY.

    Fuck the astronomers. Pluto is a planet in my books!
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    Wait, that's the plot to Mass Effect, isn't it?
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    It's also the plot of a very early episode of Doctor Who.

    Let's hope the Cybermen aren't waiting for us!
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    Ah yes. They've found Mondas.
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    While this comes from quite a credible source, we have heard this kind of thing before.
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  9. El Chup

    El Chup Fuck Trump Deceased Member Git

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    Yes, I agree. But where does that sit alongside religion?

    :facepalm:
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  10. Dayton Kitchens

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    Where should it? The major (and a few minor) religions are taught from a historical perspective with an overview regarding major theological beliefs.

    Why would space and space exploration have any impact on teaching about religion?
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    Interesting news, must be such a cold cold place ..
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    I'll be honest El Chup, I can't understand what your're talking about in either this post or post #9. Perhaps you can explain it.
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    I wonder what they would name this planet? They've used up all the Roman gods and goddesses on asteroids IIRC.

    The only name left that hasn't been used is Vulcan! But this new planet probably wouldn't be hot or volcanic.
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  17. Dayton Kitchens

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    You can have volcanos or at leasts ice geysers. IIRC Triton (Neptune's moon) has some erupting.
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    Seems like he's trying to force a "conflict" between religion vs science, which is a very popular "mass media" viewpoint thing to do. That the more we humans learn about science, the more that weakens religions. And since he knows you're a religious man, he's trying to bait you with this. I, personally, do not see science and religion as necessarily diametrically opposed.
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    I would go with Janus, since it marks a transition between our system and space beyond, looking out and looking back in at the same time.

    It's already the name of a minor moon of Saturn, but that can be changed.
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    IIRC the Sol Mass Relay is Pluto's moon (twin?) Charon, not some further out undiscovered planet
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    "Janus" is a good name. Certain phonetic and thematic similarities to "Uranus" which if the mass estimates are correct would be closest to it in size.
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    [quote="We Are Borg, post: 2801020, member: 49"
    Pluto is a planet in my books!
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    I agree!

    Growing up Pluto was the 9th planet after Neptune except for that period when Neptune was actually further from the Sun than Neptune, making Pluto the 8th planet during that time, & Neptune the 9th, as can be read about here:

    But there was no good reason to demote Pluto from it planethood!

    Yes, this is true. And going back a long time too:

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



    IF this planet is proven to exist, it will be very interesting. At that distance from the Sun, with one revolution around the Sun taking anywhere from 10,000 to 20,000 Earth years, is amazing.

    Plus the atmosphere & interior of this planet would be very interesting for study. Plus whatever moons it may have, & perhaps rings as well?

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    If this planet exists, it's a major planet along the lines of Neptune or Uranus. Therefore, a major god's name is fitting. Minerva? Hera?
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  24. Dayton Kitchens

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    How about "Ass Freezin Cold"
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    Bowie. :bailey:
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    How a Hindu god, like Soma? ;)
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    Since they wnt Latin the last time, Hades still isn't taken, and it's technically the last one left of equal rank to Saturn and Uranus.
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    I wonder what the prospects for terraforming are?
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    Goodness! I have a great idea for a movie.......Planet Nine From Outer Space". :techman:
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    Probably none. Too far, too cold and too big (from the sound of it).

    Even terraforming nearby planets is something that none of us will ever see in our lifetime and probably not our kids or grandkids lifetimes either.

    And you can forget colonizing other star systems. That might as well be in the realm of fantasy.

    We will have to make due with this planet for a very very long time so it would make sense to take good care of it...
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