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289 days ago

Review Icon Ridgewalker reviewed Pluto in Planets:
Original 1/26/09 Oh man...all of you bleeding heart liberals. Pluto had it coming and this ain't the first time he's been "excluded". Back in '76, he was thrown out of Disney World. He was fucking Goofy...

UP DATE: Okay, now that the election is over, I am finally able to get back to the haunting "Pluto Issue". Leading the charge, or as he put it, "...driving the getaway car", I listened to Neil deGrasse Tyson's rationale on why Pluto was demoted. Or was it? The problem...and one that is getting more complicated as we discover even more "planets"...is that there was never really an agreed upon definition for a planet. There was a general consensus that planets should be round. Pluto is round. Our planets should orbit our Sun. This one gets a little sticky because, while it does orbit the Sun, it does not orbit on the same plane as the other 8 planets. Then there's size. Does size matter? When you superimpose human values and perceptions over inanimate objects, it seems to matter. Our own Moon is 8 times larger than Pluto. That's scientific snobbery if you ask me. Another factor was added in to the mix. What do all the other planets do that Pluto can't do? All the other planets are able to clear their own path. Pluto can't do this. It's too small.

The deciding factor was distance. It's kinda got one foot in the Solar System and one foot in the Kuiper belt, which is described as " trans-Neptunian" and contains, so far, at least 8 objects that are equivalent to or larger than Pluto. So, once again superimposing Human perception, it was agreed upon that Pluto would be happier if it kept to its own kind, which is fine with me.

But, where does this end? There is a new movement targeting Chihuahuas. Chihuahuas ARE canines, although small as far as canines go. By definition, they bark, they eat, they crap where ever they want. Those that live within a defined distance from civilization will still be called "dogs". Those that live beyond that distance...which they are currently bickering over...will be classified as Kuipnines rather than Canines. But, is that really a demotion or is it Science trying to put order to the Universe? The Kuipnine Chihuahuas will, eventually, all be relocated to Bouvet Island where they will be forgotten by mankind, but not by the other Kuipnines.

Good bye Pluto. Good bye Chihuahuas. I wish I could say it was great while it lasted.

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367 days ago

Saturday, 25 August 2012, one of the few men to visit the heavens has rejoined them.
Enjoy your next journey, Neil Armstrong

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367 days ago

This cat did what no other person has done before and something that only 11 other people have done since. I take it for Granted because it's something that I have heard my entire Life, but This dude was the first person to Walk on the Moon That's fricking Huge, you guys! This was something that mankind has dreamed about since they First looked up that the stars and moon, and Neil Armstrong was the first guy to actually do it! They needed an extra spacesuit just to Carry his massive Balls. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were in the right place in History to do this enormous thing. To me, that's just awesome in the original sense of the word.
And now, 40 years later, he dies Peacefully in his sleep at the age of 82. We should all live a Fraction of the life this man led.

"This has been far more than three men on a mission to the Moon; more, still, than the efforts of a government and industry team; more, even, than the efforts of one nation. We feel that this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown ... Personally, in reflecting on the events of the past several days, a verse from Psalms comes to mind. 'When I consider the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the Moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man that Thou art mindful of him?'"
Buzz Aldrin July 23, 1969

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385 days ago

the best

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388 days ago

Review Icon Gris reviewed Mars in Planets:
Original: 8/6/2012 1:30 Eastern Time
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html
Another rover is going to Land on this sucker in about 5 minutes.

Update: 8/6/2012 1:50 Eastern Time
Looks like it landed successfully and is taking Pictures. Cool stuff.

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487 days ago

Love the sun as I love tans and hot weather oh and daylight daylight is good :D

So thank you sun for being sunny :D

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706 days ago

If I remember right, that Ford dude from Hitchhiker's Guide is from somewhere around here...

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706 days ago


Well, the good news is that it works. Furthermore, it is about halfway through its life-cycle. But mark your calendars, kids - a few billion years from now it will expand to a red giant and lay waste to the internal three terrestrial planets regardless of your prayers and concept of god. The devastation of this event is consciousness-expanding as one considers the life-cycles of countless stars, planets, and systems.

But cheer up! The glowing yellow ball of Hydrogen will go to work tomorrow. Go get a bag of Doritos and watch TV in peace. . .

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