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Re: [GZG] No more pizzas!

From: "Eric Foley" <stiltman@t...>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 20:48:18 -0700
Subject: Re: [GZG] No more pizzas!

Actually, unless the press has grossly misquoted the wording of the 
definition, Earth and Jupiter aren't planets either.  The plank of it
demoted Pluto is, they have to "clear the neighborhood of space around
orbit" to be a full planet.

If that's the definition, even _Jupiter_ isn't a planet.  What's the
on trojan asteroids sharing its orbit now, fifty thousand?  You heard it

here first, folks, Jupiter has been redefined as a "dwarf planet". 

(I really hope that and the regular media have left something 
critical out as to what "clearing the neighborhood" means, because my 
understanding is that at least four of the eight "planets" left behind
their orbits with numerous asteroids.  So I'm not sure at all what about

that is supposed to apply to Pluto and not Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug Evans" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 6:35 AM
Subject: [GZG] No more pizzas!

> It's official, Pluto is a 'dwarf planet', and no longer a planet.
> of
> mnemonics must be re-written.
> US public radio reports that Pluto is unavailable for comment; I'm
> concerned about the owners of
> The_Beast
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