Novak (novak) wrote,

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Random: A New Planet Around Sol?

This time-lapse image, provided by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, of a newfound planet in our solar system, called 2003UB313, was taken on Oct. 21, 2003, using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory near San Diego, Calif. The planet, circled, is seen moving across a field of stars. The three images were taken about 90 minutes apart. Scientists did not discover the planet until Jan. 8, 2005. (AP Photo/NASA/Samuel Oschin Telescope, Palomar Observatory)

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Still, I've been under the impression that we've had 10 planets all this time: that we've known the misnamed Moon wasn't a moon for decades now, and was a planet in a double-planet system with the Earth. I imagine that Official Astronomy might just not want to confuse people. But the thing doesn't orbit the Earth....
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