Mar
25
2009

Hi I'm Caleb Newman and my family has been arguing about how Pluto isn't a planet or if there are more out there. Well I would like you to give me your opinion on the subject so just give me a comment and I'll take a look. I believe that there are more planets out there for future technology to discover. But I still am 50-50 on Pluto because it may just be the distance between us that makes it look small. When my friends say something like "How do you know" I simply tell them "Nobody on the present Earth man or machine has ever been to Pluto" But I want you to tell me what you think about it. If you would like me to reply to you just tell me your e-mail and I will write back. I will not tell anyone your e-mail address for I shall keep it to myself.

Sincerely,
Caleb N

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Thor's picture
Thor says:

We've had a lot of discussion on Pluto's status here on the Buzz in the past. Here are some links to Buzz posts with lots of comments attached. The Buzz search tool in the upper right corner of the screen is always a great way to check this stuff out.

June 20 '07

Aug. 16 '06

posted on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 9:36am
Joe's picture
Joe says:

Caleb

It is totally possible that there are more Pluto-sized dwarf planets in our solar system - in fact scientists have identified 4 so far and there may be more.

Ceres (discovered 45 years before Neptune) is in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and was considered a planet for half a century before reclassification as an asteroid. It was reclassified again, this time as a dwarf planet in 2006.

Haumea (discovered in 2004), Eris (discovered in 2005) and Makemake (discovered in 2005) are all dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune.

posted on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 9:58am

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