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Woofbottoms
04-22-2015, 06:56 PM
This is probably a silly thing to complain about and people will probably attack me, but someone needs to stand up for science against the horde of people who just won't let pluto go.

The hat Trolar Tyrstem appears to have 9 planets. Which is odd because our solar system only has 8 planets. So the 9th object I would assume is Pluto since Pluto has ice and there's a small blue square on the hat. Pluto is not a planet though. Here's an excerpt ripped from the wiki page on Pluto:


Discovered in 1930, Pluto was originally considered the ninth planet from the Sun. Its status as a major planet fell into question following further study of it and the outer Solar System over the next 75 years. Starting in 1977 with the discovery of the minor planet Chiron, numerous icy objects similar to Pluto with eccentric orbits were found. The scattered disc object Eris, discovered in 2005, is 27% more massive than Pluto. The understanding that Pluto is only one of several large icy bodies in the outer Solar System prompted the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to formally define "planet" in 2006. This definition excluded Pluto and reclassified it as a member of the new "dwarf planet" category (and specifically as a plutoid).

Pluto is a dwarf planet that is a member of the Kuiper belt. Get over it already. It's 2015.

Avarem
04-22-2015, 06:57 PM
Also a cartoon dog.

Milambit
04-22-2015, 06:58 PM
I know someone who thinks otherwise...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/it/9/90/SailorPluto.jpg

Uniquisher
04-22-2015, 07:00 PM
Pluto will always be a planet in our hearts.

FireflyArc
04-22-2015, 07:05 PM
I know someone who thinks otherwise...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/it/9/90/SailorPluto.jpg

Sailor Pluto :D

Jboundfly
04-22-2015, 07:20 PM
How dare u man....

Dusty_Mustard
04-22-2015, 07:23 PM
http://www.viceland.com/viceblog/15320966pluto5.jpg

Zipperumpazoo
04-22-2015, 07:32 PM
http://i.imgur.com/pgcmtQI.png

SlightMishap
04-22-2015, 07:40 PM
I know someone who thinks otherwise...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/it/9/90/SailorPluto.jpg

Too right.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnweL3eUlJk

Kwongger
04-22-2015, 08:16 PM
Also a cartoon dog.

/thread

'nuff said

Zenahk
04-22-2015, 08:52 PM
Pluto shall always be a planet in that honest place deep in our hearts. But lets move beyond that outdated classification. For science!

ZerkReaper
04-22-2015, 10:48 PM
Yeah this definitely didn't belong in Off Topic.

Edit: lol it got moved. Ty I guess.

Bragi
04-22-2015, 11:24 PM
There's is nothing that would indicate the Trolar Trystem is the Milky Way. It might be a similar galaxy in the same or another universe. Surely you're not about to argue that Trove = Earth because you'll be hard pressed to find a Candoria equivalent biome on this planet.

That being said, the hat is not called Planetary Bodies so arguing that pluto is not a planet is moot. Pluto is still in the solar system and if the hat is called Trolar Trystem (Solar System) then even if that small blue dot is pluto, it's fair game. The hat can include all, none, or some of the components of a solar system be they planets, planetoids, stars etc.

Description on hat:
"motes of dust surrounding a cosmic space heater"

SInce you like wikipedia:
The Solar System comprises the Sun and the objects that orbit it, either directly or indirectly. Of those objects that orbit the Sun directly, the largest eight are the planets[c] that form the planetary system around it, while the remainder are significantly smaller objects, such as dwarf planets and small Solar System bodies (SSSBs) such as comets and asteroids.