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9 no more...

New Solar System
Image: THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION/MARTIN KORNMESSER

Wow, it's official (at least I think it's official). Our solar system now has three new planets. This is a pretty exciting development. A few days ago they weren't even sure Pluto would be remaining a planet but not only did it remain, it gained a partner as well. This is the first change since 1930. 1930!

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Comments (3)

kaige:

Aiyiyiyiyi!

I loved that show. But, planet Xena?!

Ben:

Heh, well that's just what it's currently more commonly referred to as. Better than 2003 UB313. But hopefully it won't stick. ;-p

I was surprised at Ceres though. Wasn't expecting a new planet so close.

kaige:

Really? If any asteroid were to get an upgrade, Ceres would've been the first to come to mind.

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