Wednesday, August 03, 2005

My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets

Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto…yes, those are the nine planets in our solar system in order from the closest to the farthest from our only star, the sun. But this friendly mnemonic device is now obsolete with the discovery of a 10th planet! Currently this mass has been dubbed, 2003UB313, and has yet to be formally named.

I know this is somewhat old news, but I find it a lot more fascinating and interesting than a lot of the other news out there (especially anything dealing with Hollywood). But sadly, stuff like this gets little coverage since it makes us feel so infinitesimal and insignificant.
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