Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pluto Reconsidered

Dwarf planets are planets too! Counting them gives our solar system 13 planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris.

An artist's impression of (136108) Haumea and ...Image via Wikipedia

An artist's impression of (136472) Makemake (p...Image via Wikipedia

- Laurel Kornfeld

Here is an interesting podcast:

Eris, the largest known scattered disc object ...Image via Wikipedia

Comparison of the eight largest TNOs. Five of ...Image via Wikipedia

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