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  • Analysis Of Pluto As A Dwarf Planet

    number reasonable? Or do they create a systematic definition, and change the status of Pluto? The latter option was chosen, prompting people everywhere to lament with nostalgia over the "loss" of a planet. But Pluto is still there, we just classify it differently. This is not the first time this has happened, either. For most of the 19th century, four asteroids (Ceres, Pallas, Juno and Vesta) were included in the ranks of planets, before being demoted, as well. The definitions of a planet and a dwarf planet that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) decided on are as follows. A dwarf planet must orbit the sun and must be sufficiently large that its own gravity will cause it to become somewhat round in shape. For rocky objects, they must be roughly 900 km in diameter. Objects that are made of different materials may become round at different sizes, depending on how soft the material is. For planets, these same two criteria hold, with an additional one. A planet must clear its orbital path of other objects, by either slingshotting them out of their space with their gravity, or by pulling them into themselves. Thus, Ceres, which is part of the asteroid belt, or any of the objects in the Kuiper belt, cannot be planets, as they have not cleared their area. However, this definition is still a little bit vague and open to interpretation, as it does not indicate how large of an area an object must clear in order for it to be classified as a planet. Now, creating distinct…

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  • Creative Writing: Ceres

    I attempted to call to my mother, Ceres, but it was pointless, she was never going to hear the startled cry of her beloved child. The pitiful cry would not have done much anyway, for the peculiar man who had just sprung from the hole in the ground leapt down from his chariot and scooped me right up. Off we galloped, and as we did, I cried and cried out again, hoping by some miracle my dearest mother would hear me and come to my rescue. He promised me flowers made of pearls and all the riches one…

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  • Consequences In The Rape Of Proserpina

    Everyone makes decisions and every decision has a consequence. A consequence is the aftermath of a choice. Consequences could be good, bad, or a little in between. These consequences happen because people are often affected by an others decisions. This causes others to take out their emotions on someone else. In the myth “The Rape of Proserpina”, Proserpina is raped and her mother, Ceres, hears about it and takes out her anger on Earth. In the next myth “Erysichthon”, Erysichthon decides to cut…

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  • King Pluto In Quicksilver

    Ceres rebellion towards King Pluto’s actions caused an outbreak amice the mortals. They pleaded for the intervention of other gods. Quicksilver or Hermes, who is regarded for his lighting fast pace, small cloak, winged cap and shoes, and rude staff, was told to go persuade King Pluto in letting Proserpina be reunited with her mother. King Pluto was still oblivious to what transpired with Ceres and Quicksilver. He had absolutely no clue that Quicksilver was observing him. As King Pluto was…

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  • Threshold 4: Greco-Roman Universe

    The origin of plants, fish, birds, mammals and other living things came from their powers. The ocean was designated for the fish and marine life. The land, terrestrial ecosystem is for mammals and the sky is for the aerial beings like birds. An example of how the gods create life is Ceres, she is the Goddesses of plants and agriculture. Surprisingly, horses and fish, mammals and marine life is controlled by the God of the sea, Neptune or otherwise known as Poseidon. New living beings come into…

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  • Argumentative Essay: Dwarf Planets

    dwarf planets out there be worthy of the title? Not by terms in today's science yet are dwarf planets like Eris, Pluto, and Ceres going to be considered planets. Though Pluto had a long run of seventy-six years as a planet its time came to an end almost ten years ago. I believe that…

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  • The Nature Of Independence In The Purple Jar By Maria Edgeworth

    mother represent England and Ireland as they fought a violent war over Ireland’s sovereignty. “The Pomegranate,” on the other hand, shows us the same theme of independence, in a different light as it uses a Greek Myth to uncover the message in the poem. The mother and the daughter in the poem, portrayed as Ceres and Persephone, represented England and Ireland during the fight for Ireland’s independence. The mother and daughter relationship mirrors the connection between England and Ireland as…

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  • Comparing Daphne And Apollo And The Rape Of Proserpine

    This story coincidently starts with one of Cupid’s arrows as well; one of his arrows has hit Pluto, god of the Underworld, causing him to fall in love with Proserpine, the daughter of the goddess of nature, Ceres (Dryden). Pluto, then, proceeds to kidnap Proserpine from the field. Though the story does not say why Cupid has shot an arrow at Pluto, one can only assume that it was done for the sake of getting even, and once again, a mortal suffers at the hands of childishness (Dryden). Meanwhile…

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  • Characteristics Of Pigeon

    External features of Pigeon – Morphology – *The body of pigeon is spindle shaped (Fig.20.1) having a size of 20-25 cm. *The body is divisible into head, neck, trunk and tail. *The body is covered by backwardly directed…

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  • Adonis: A Very Brief Summary

    harvest season It's also a day for honoring Lugh, the Celtic craftsman god. Some of the gods and goddess where: Adonis: Adonis was a god of the dying summer vegetation. In many stories, he dies and is later reborn, much like Attis and Tammuz. Attis: his stories often deal with the theme of rebirth and regeneration. Ceres : she was a mother-type goddess who was responsible for agricultural fertility. Dagon : Dagon is credited with giving the Amorites the knowledge to build the plough. Demeter :…

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