Solar System Changes

Aug 16, 2006 at 8:31 PM

Due to a meeting of the members of the International Astronomical Union, our solar system is being upsized. The previous planetary crew of 10 may be raised to 12. To fill the newly opened positions, moons are being promoted from within to full planetary status. Further expansion is expected to occur over the upcoming millenia, but we also forecast a bit of a cooling period for the solar system as a whole.

Hmm. OK, I beat the Wall Street joke to death.

Here is an awesome tool to get close up views of the "planets" - all twelve of them.

It's stupid to call a moon a planet. An asteroid is an asteroid, and a moon is a moon. If you want to make "space news", how about letting us in on some of the capabilities of those secret "star wars" satellites. I think they sound cool, and I don't see why we shouldn't all know how kickass our capability is.

1 Responses to Solar System Changes

  1. Mikey Says:

    That is pretty cool. I guess we should start a project to go back and regrade all those 4th grade science papers.