Thursday, August 17, 2006

12 planets!

So the Universe as we knew it will change. Now three more celestial
bodies in the solar system will be elevated to planets. Actually one of
them, Ceres, had been a planet in the 19th century and had been demoted.
This lies between Mars and Jupiter, and was until now the largest
asteroid. The other trans-Plutonian (certainly trans-Neptunian) objects
in this hallowed list are Charon and (yikes!) Xena. Hope the name
of the last one will be chosen to be something else.

1 comment:

tin31 said...

We'll never know what else is going to be discovered. I hope there will be a discovery soon of aplanets adaptable for human life. This world is going to be overpopulated soon.