APOD: Stereo Pluto (2015 Aug 06)

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Re: APOD: Stereo Pluto (2015 Aug 06)

Post by neufer » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:33 pm

alter-ego wrote:
Cross-eyed viewing allows for larger eye-pointing difference so you might
easily see the cross-eyed view but not the other at the same time.
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Re: APOD: Stereo Pluto (2015 Aug 06)

Post by ta152h0 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:57 am

has there been any discussions returming Pluto to a " planet " status ? I mean this thing appears to be alive, even after a short 100 second visit.
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Re: APOD: Stereo Pluto (2015 Aug 06)

Post by Chris Peterson » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:41 am

ta152h0 wrote:has there been any discussions returming Pluto to a " planet " status ? I mean this thing appears to be alive, even after a short 100 second visit.
It's not a question of returning Pluto to planet status. It's a question of redefining "planet". There's a fair bit of professional dissatisfaction with the current definition, so a change could happen. But not fast. IAU commission nomenclature recommendations tend to take years before they are put to a vote.
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