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Tuesday, March 16, 2004

A new planet! When will it stop?

First, they tell us the Earth is round. Then the Earth is not the centre of the universe. Then there are planets beyond the original Galilean six. Then they find something like Quaoar orbiting beyond Pluto and decide that it is a "trans-Neptunian object" and not a planet. And now they find a new larger ice ball and name it after a fingerless patrifagial Inuit goddess badly in need of tonsurial care - is Sedna planet or not? Who decides?

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