Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The solar system...

A proposal at the International Astronomical Union meeting in Prague is trying to increase the number of planets in the solar system. I can already see the ad in the other galaxies and solar system to get aliens to move in:

The new and improved solar system: NOW! with 33% more PLANETS!

Admit it, it will attract a lot more visitors from outer space and it will be great for the abduction, crop circle and UFO theory business. Aside from that, well it doesn't change much for you and I.. the average 10 year old will probably be pissed as he will have to learn 3 more planets to pass his class but hey such is life everything get bigger!

Seriously I hope that this proposal include a definition of what a planet his... well in fact I think that would be the first step lets find a definition of planet we can agree on and then look at the solar system and count how many objects fit that definition.

3 comments:

Piccolo said...

Oh non, ça veut dire qu'il va falloir changer la phrase : "Mon Vieux, Tu M'a Jeter Sur Une Nouvelle Planète"???
En passant, si je me souviens bien, c'est ta maman qui nous a donné ce truc...

asaathi said...

It's probably her yes, and the problem is that it will not be just modifying the sentense by adding a few words at the end one of the "new" planet would be located in the asteroid belt..

anyflower said...

So if anything spheric can be a planet, could we add anyone that weighs more than 300 pounds to the list?