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Offline gbCerberus

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« on: November 18, 2005, 10:20:03 am »
To further the community's scientific understanding of the Solar System, I present an old standby of mine: http://www.NinePlanets.org/

"This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each planet and the major moons in our solar system. Each page has [Bill Arnett's] text and NASA's images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information."

For instance, Jupiter's <http://www.NinePlanets.org/Jupiter.html> magnetic field is massive and powerful. It's tail (swept back by the Sun's energy) stretches out past the orbit of Saturn!

Explore the site, go to your favorite planet, and tell us what you think.


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Re: NinePlanets.org
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005, 10:21:07 am »
Very cool site. Will post fav planet when I have time to check it out thuroughly.

Wow, this makes me realize how long it's been since I was an active user here.

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005, 02:25:59 pm »
My favorite "planet" is Sedna. Because its new!  :-X
Course "Sedna is not even officially a planet at all. That classification decision is up to the IAU and they are not likely to decide to do so." But i still like to think it is a planet way out there.

http://www.nineplanets.org/sedna.html
« Last Edit: November 18, 2005, 02:28:17 pm by Hydromancerx »

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2005, 02:34:39 pm »
I think sedna is poorly named:
1. The planets are named after Roman deitys, thats just the way its done
2. We already have a planet named after an ocean deity (guess which one!)
3. Its not even a planet
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2005, 05:04:47 pm »
I think it should have been named Isaac. Or Twinkletoes. We need an orbital body named Twinkletoes.
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2005, 05:28:28 pm »
It'd be nice to call it Isis :P, she did end up a roman god after all.

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2005, 10:01:04 am »
Pht.  Neither Sedna nor Pluto are planets in my book.

I did however learn of new moons...  5 or so years late.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2005, 01:19:56 pm by Twiggs »