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August 20th
10:39 PM

Hey, followers… how’s it going?

tennants-hair:

tennants-hair:

YOU’RE TELLING ME THE SUN, A G-TYPE MAIN SEQUENCE STAR, QUALIFIES AS A PLANET
AND PLUTO DOESN’T
OKAY LET’S SEE THE THREE IAU CRITERIA FOR A PLANET
IT IS IN ORBIT AROUND THE SUN. IS THE SUN IN ORBIT AROUND THE SUN? DIDN’T THINK SO.
IT ASSUMES HYDROSTATIC EQUILIBRIUM -basically a round shape. Okay. Got me there. One point to the sun.
IT ”CLEARS THE NEIGHBOURHOOD” AROUND ITS ORBIT. THAT MEANS IT GRAVITATIONALLY INTERACTS WITH SMALLER BODIES NEARBY. DOES THE SUN INTERACT WITH SMALLER BODIES NEARBY? NO. KNOW WHY? BECAUSE IT IS THE FREAKING SUN. ANYTHING CLOSE TO IT GETS INCINERATED.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT FRIENDS. SUN GETS 1 OUT OF 3. WHILE PLUTO SIMPLY LOSES OUT IN THE THIRD CRITERION, BECAUSE IT SHARES ITS ORBITAL ”NEIGHBOURHOOD” WITH KUIPER BELT OBJECTS. PLUTO: 2 OUT OF 3.
AND YET SOMEHOW IN THE POSTER ABOVE, THE BLOODY FUCKING SUN IS A PLANET AND PLUTO IS NOT.

i didnt spend 40 minutes doing research for 24 notes

Let me start off saying… I love your url… because I love Tennant’s hair…BUUUT…This poster is in no way saying the Sun is a planet. This poster is just showing all the major objects in the Solar System. The Sun most certainly is a part of the Solar System. The MOST IMPORTANT part.The sun is not a planet, and that thought is not reflected in the poster.

tennants-hair:

tennants-hair:

YOU’RE TELLING ME THE SUN, A G-TYPE MAIN SEQUENCE STAR, QUALIFIES AS A PLANET

AND PLUTO DOESN’T

OKAY LET’S SEE THE THREE IAU CRITERIA FOR A PLANET

  1. IT IS IN ORBIT AROUND THE SUN. IS THE SUN IN ORBIT AROUND THE SUN? DIDN’T THINK SO.
  2. IT ASSUMES HYDROSTATIC EQUILIBRIUM -basically a round shape. Okay. Got me there. One point to the sun.
  3. IT ”CLEARS THE NEIGHBOURHOOD” AROUND ITS ORBIT. THAT MEANS IT GRAVITATIONALLY INTERACTS WITH SMALLER BODIES NEARBY. DOES THE SUN INTERACT WITH SMALLER BODIES NEARBY? NO. KNOW WHY? BECAUSE IT IS THE FREAKING SUN. ANYTHING CLOSE TO IT GETS INCINERATED.

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT FRIENDS. SUN GETS 1 OUT OF 3. WHILE PLUTO SIMPLY LOSES OUT IN THE THIRD CRITERION, BECAUSE IT SHARES ITS ORBITAL ”NEIGHBOURHOOD” WITH KUIPER BELT OBJECTS. PLUTO: 2 OUT OF 3.

AND YET SOMEHOW IN THE POSTER ABOVE, THE BLOODY FUCKING SUN IS A PLANET AND PLUTO IS NOT.

i didnt spend 40 minutes doing research for 24 notes

Let me start off saying… I love your url… because I love Tennant’s hair…

BUUUT…
This poster is in no way saying the Sun is a planet. This poster is just showing all the major objects in the Solar System. The Sun most certainly is a part of the Solar System. The MOST IMPORTANT part.
The sun is not a planet, and that thought is not reflected in the poster.

intergalacticsloth:

askerenjaegerisfuckingawesome:

tennants-hair:

VIVA LA PLUTO MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU? ALL OF YOU WHO HAD WRITTEN OFF PLUTO, WHO HAD CROSSED IT OFF YOUR PLANET LIST? REMEMBER HOW IT WAS ‘TOO SMALL” TO BE A PLANET? HOW NASA, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION REMOVED ITS PLANETARY STATUS AND  CHANGED ITS NAME TO 134340? HOW EVERYONE THEN CONSIDERED THERE TO BE EIGHT PLANETS, NOT NINE?

BUT SOME OF US REMAINED LOYAL TO PLUTO. IT WAS NEVER FORGOTTEN. AND NOW HERE WE ARE, AND JUSTICE IS UPON US AFTER 8 YEARS.

BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? PLUTO HAS AT LEAST FIVE MOONS, A PRETTY BIG NUMBER FOR A ”DWARF-PLANET”, HUH? ESPECIALLY WHEN EARTH, QUITE BIGGER THAN PLUTO AND AN OFFICIAL PLANET ONLY HAS ONE. AND GUESS WHAT ELSE? ERIS, THE PLANET WHICH EVERYONE THOUGHT TO BE BIGGER THAN PLUTO, MAY NOT BE BIGGER AFTER ALL. AND THE BEST PART IS THAT PLUTO HAS AN ATMOSHPERE. THAT’S RIGHT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A SUPPOSEDLY NON-PLANET HAS AN ATMOSPHERE. AGAIN, ISN’T THAT IMPRESSIVE?

SO LOOK AT THIS. NEW FINDINGS, AND A NEW AGE FOR PLUTO. AN AGE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION. AND ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS -somewhat aggressive-PRESENTATION OF OPINION WITH THE MOTTO OF THE PLUTO APOLOGISTS: VIVA LA PLUTO!

Get “Viva la Pluto” to be a trending tag

The Pluto fandom doesn’t fuck around

What this claims is….
1. The number of satellites an object has determines if it is a planet
2. If an object has an atmosphere, it is a planet.
Those are not the criterion for a planet. Instead they are…

1. It must orbit the sun
2. It’s gravity has to make it into a nearly round shape
3. It has to “clear the neighborhood”, or be the dominant object in it’s orbit.

To be a dwarf planet, an object has to have 2 of those. Pluto has that, so it is a dwarf. Pluto has not “cleared the neighborhood” meaning it is not the dominant object in it’s orbit. It is in the Kuiper belt along with other objects of similar size, so it is still not a planet. Unless they decide to change the definition, it will remain that way. Whether Eris is bigger than Pluto or not, it appears to be at least a similar size and it doesn’t change Pluto’s orbit situation.

The reason that it is NOT impressive for Pluto to have an atmosphere is that sometimes MOONS and other non planet objects can have atmospheres. To have an atmosphere, an object either needs high mass or cold temperatures (or both) to keep the molecules in it’s gravitational field. When it’s cold, the molecules move slower and have a harder time escaping the gravitational force. One of Jupiter’s moons, Io, has an atmosphere and even volcanoes like on Earth, but it is not a planet.

The excitement about this topic is great, but the refusal to accept a change due to familiarity is not. I understand, I grew up reciting “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas”, but science changes and evolves our thinking. However, rather than forcing an idea because it has sentimental value and makes us feel safe, why not look at it objectively?
REALISTICALLY….
Pluto is not alive, Pluto is fine. Let’s make progress.
VIVA LA SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS.

August 19th
11:46 PM
Via

kingcheddarxvii:

rhetthammersmith:

Dog cloud over Manhattan . August 17, 2014

rare glimpse of Dog Heaven spotted. not a cloud just the souls of very many good dogs

2:27 AM
Via

Waiting for Frank Ocean and Miguel to drop new albums like

whoistatyana:

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ladyantebellossom:

Republicans watching gay pride parade

1:40 AM

It’s disturbing how much some people want to trivialize what happened in Ferguson. I came across THIS article on facebook. This was published in an attempt to prove the incident was not racism. They are so desperate to not be called racists that they are willing to accept that another UNARMED HUMAN BEING was shot. Comments ranged from accusing the “liberals” as racist to white people to plain racist comments.

Why, instead, can’t they see this as a problem that even effects them? This problem boils down to police being irresponsible, and racism is a part of that. Does anyone remember Chris Dorner’s story? If not, look him up. He spoke out against corruption in the police department he worked at and lost everything as a result. His reaction, of course, was extreme, but his story makes an important point.
The whole reason behind publishing the article about Andrew Gaynier is disgusting. You can’t justify one murder with another murder. The people in Ferguson are fighting against corruption. They’re protesting for everyone.

Now stop being racist and help them.