[extropy-chat] Re: SPACE: new planet?

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Fri Feb 20 21:17:00 UTC 2004

I have an unexplainable fascination with the Kuiper Belt,
so naturally I have a daily google news alert.
This is what poured in today...

I think it's pretty clear we only have 8 planets,
and a bunch of planetesimals.

- Joe

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Google News Alert - "kuiper belt"
Date: 	Fri, 20 Feb 2004 12:15:11 -0800 (PST)
From: 	newsalerts-noreply at google.com
To: 	joe at barrera.org

PLANETARY scientists find planetoid in Kuiper Belt; could be ... 
Space Ref - USA
The planetoid, currently known only as 2004 DW, could be even larger than
Quaoar--the current record holder in the area known as the Kuiper Belt--and
is some ...
See all stories on this topic:

US astronomers say they have found new frozen planetoid
Canoe.ca - Canada
... The object, dubbed 2004 DW, lies at the outer fringes of the Kuiper
Belt, a swarm of frozen rock and ice beyond the orbit of Neptune. ...

MOON'S close encounters are a stargazer's delight
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
... If the latter is true, it will be the biggest object discovered since
Pluto. The new object, called 2004 DW, was found in a region known as
the Kuiper Belt. ...

LOOK for Dust to Find New Earths
Universe Today - USA
... Mars. They also have modeled the formation of the Kuiper Belt-a region
of small, icy and rocky objects beyond the orbit of Neptune. ...

SCIENTISTS Discover Ice And Rock World Beyond Pluto
ShortNews.com - USA
Researchers say that there are many ice and rock worlds in the The Kuiper
Belt, beyond Pluto, and do not rule out the chances of finding one as
large as Pluto. ...

This daily-once News Alert is brought to you by Google News (BETA)...

Sweet dreams and flying machines
in pieces on the ground

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