Sunday, August 13, 2006
Astronouts confused over the defination of Planet
Astronauts around the world are confused over the definition of planet. And the bone of contention seems to be Pluto, ninth planet of our solar system. Hubble space telescope has recently detected a new object in space, which is around 70 miles longer than Pluto. This is farthest object detected in our solar system so far. As it is larger than Pluto, should it be termed as a planet? It has been named Xena. Perfectionists or more specifically purists have different point of view. According to them there are only eight planets, Pluto and Xena being bogus.