Showing posts with label The 10th Planet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The 10th Planet. Show all posts

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Protest/Counter-demonstration: Pluto Is More Of A Planet Than Uranus

By Jack Brummet
Paranormal and otherworld editor

Here are a few photos from the very good-natured protest today, organized by the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. a/k/a 826 Seattle.  There was even a counter-protester there, holding signs that said "Eight Is Enough" and "No Special Rights For Rocks."  I went because I agree--I was P.O.'d when they demoted Pluto.

Some of the signs:  "Your science is wrong!"  "We support planets of ALL sizes"  "Pluto is more of a planet than Uranus will ever be"  "Pluto belongs" "Planet killers"  "Reinstate Pluto" "We support all sizes shapes and orbits"

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Happy Birthday 352nd Birthday Titan!

Saturn's largest moon—Titan—was discovered on March 25, 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens, and was the first satellite in the Solar System to be discovered after the Galilean moons of Jupiter. So, I guess it's not really its 352nd birthday after all, but the 352nd anniversary of its discovery. On the other hand, stars, planets, and moons don't really get a chance to celebrate their birthdays, so we'll give this one to Titan.

Titan has a lot of brothers and sisters too: Saturn has 34 known moons. Titan is one of the few moons in our solar system with its own atmosphere.

Titan itself is bigger than the planets Mercury and Pluto (in fact, didn't Pluto just get defrocked with the advent of the 10th planet?). The photograph above is, naturally, from the Cassini voyager.

Other recent All This Is That articles on the solar system:

The tenth planet a/k/a 2003 UB313
Poem: The Tenth Planet (Or An Incredible Facsimile?)

Fantastic new photos of Saturn from the Cassini-Huygens mission
N.S.A. bans photos of Saturn creatures - to avert a run on Depends incontinence products
Photograph Of Mimas, A Moon Of Saturn