Now is that 10 planets or just 8?

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has spotted the largest object in the solar system since Pluto was discovered in 1930. Though officially named 2002 LM60, the science team that found it are calling it Quaoar, after the creation force of the Tongva tribe of the Los Angeles basin. The new body is 1/10 the size of the Earth and about 1/2 the size of Pluto.

This has stirred up the debate as to whether or not Pluto is a planet or simply one of many Kuiper Belt Objects (KBO) on the outskirts of our solar system.

2 replies on “Now is that 10 planets or just 8?”

  1. TechnoGirl says:

    Quaoar ?? !

    the science team that found it are calling it Quaoar, after the creation force of the Tongva tribe of the Los Angeles basin.

    Quaoar ? Could have been worse…..
    The could have called it Toot, after the creation force of the Producer tribe of the Hollywood Hills.

  2. crow says:

    Battlestar Galactica tells us…
    Remember the last episode of Battlestar Galactica? They were entering a system that was clearly supposed to be Earth’s, and they stated that there were 10 planets. I think that’s good enough for us here.

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