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    Quote Originally Posted by Demigod View Post
    Haha,... Actually, it is... Just because they "declassified" it to a dwarf planet, doesn't mean it's not a planet...
    How many planets are there now, including dwarf planets?

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    Wait wait. I've read Sitchin and admire his work. Planet X was supposed to be a planet that aliens/god/Annunaki lived on, that collided with Earth, seeded it with life, and left the astroid belt in its wake. It was also supposed to, according to Sitchin, have an atmosphere filled with gold that was used to keep heat in. How does that fit with a comet?

    Edit: Oops, is this a doomsday theory? The 3600 year orbit thing threw me off, maybe. This is what I thought you were talking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    How many planets are there now, including dwarf planets?
    There are five official named dwarf planets, though expect more to come. There are like forty candidates that will probably get reclassified, and another 200 more bodies they are looking into.

    So officially just five for now, Ceres (in the asteroid belt), Pluto, Makemake, Haumea, and Eris. Others will likely be Sedna, Orcus, Varuna, Quaoar, and a couple other unnamed bodies. Check wikipedia, Kuiper-belt bodies are the current 'rage' in astronomy right now so it stays pretty up to date and air-tight.

    If anything Sedna is a better Planet X, its much bigger (over 1200 km diameter compared to 251). Both of these bodies are detectible only becuase they are so close to the sun in their odd orbit. Sedna swings waaaay far away, beyond where we can currently detect anything. It really makes you wonder how many of these objects are really out there.

    Also, Sedna is thought to be the reddest object in the solar system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demigod View Post
    Haha,... Actually, it is... Just because they "declassified" it to a dwarf planet, doesn't mean it's not a planet...
    That's actually exactly what it means.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    That's actually exactly what it means.
    Not that I'm trying to be a smart ass, but why is it called a "dwarf planet", if it isn't a planet? Couldn't they just consider it as another asteroid?


    ... Besides, I was talking about a comet, not a planet, so who cares about Pluto.
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    Planet X's main theory is some mass that is constantly disturbing the Kuiper Belt. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if they found also some dark matter out there orbiting causing the debris to become comets.

    I know Eris is out there, but I don't think it has enough mass to account for all the anomalies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maabus1999 View Post
    I know Eris is out there, but I don't think it has enough mass to account for all the anomalies.
    Have they actually found disturbances, like, the orbits of bodies are getting disrupted?
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