Wednesday, October 26, 2005

What is Pluto?

What is Pluto?


When astronomers first defined the planets they called them similar bodies that revolve around the sun ,give no light of their own, and they were formed in the same gas and dust that formed the sun.


According to astronomers (The Week, September 30, 2005) Pluto is only one sixth the size of the earth and it is made of ice and dirt.Perhaps it is not big enough to be called a planet. Pluto has a"twin", or an asteroid of the same size that is twice as far away called Sedna. The Astronomers in the know are now saying that we could actually have a 20 planet solar system! Wow!

5 comments:

stansgirl2004 said...

Wow that would really fill in a shoebox
when Nicholas starts making sciene projects LOL
Hugs, marina

lisbnjvi said...

Who would have thunk it?!  LOL!
Hugs and love,
Lisa

princesssaurora said...

Yup...and there is a large group that refuse to consider Pluto and friends 'actual' planets...my son is very upset with those.  lol

Be well,
Dawn

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globetrotter2u said...

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capecoddersbl said...

NASA just announced that Pluto is really a "big, friendly dog."