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Sedna a new planet or planetoid has been discovered

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Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:27 pm    Post subject: Sedna a new planet or planetoid has been discovered Reply with quote

Hi Readers,

Exciting news a new planet or planetoid has been discovered. I can't help but believe that a new planet or planetoid in this galaxy has to have some astrological significance. It's too new for people yet to have a mythology or symbolism yet.

Here is what I found in the Edmonton Sun for Tuesday March 16, 2004 about Sedna for those who haven't seen it yet.
LOS ANGELES -- A frozen world found more than 12.9 billion km from Earth is believed to be the farthest known object within our solar system, scientists announced yesterday. The discovery of red and shiny Sedna, a "planetoid" of rock and ice between 1,290 km and 1,770 km in diameter, or about three-quarters the size of Pluto, was announced by Mike Brown, an astronomer at the California Institute of Technology who led the NASA-funded team that found it.

The find "opens a new fossil window into the solar system," Brown said.

Named for the Inuit goddess who created the sea creatures of the Arctic, Sedna lies more than three times farther from the sun than Pluto. It was discovered in November.

Sedna is the largest object found orbiting the sun since the discovery of Pluto, the ninth planet, in 1930. It trumps in size another object, called Quaoar, discovered by the same team in 2002.

Sedna is so far out that from its distance the sun could be completely blocked out with the head of a pin, he said.

Brown would not classify Sedna as a planet. He said planets are considerably more massive than any other object in a given location, and researchers predict that other, more massive objects will be found near Sedna. "

Wow, it's exciting.
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