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    complained about the change. The complaints are based partly on nostalgia; as children, they learned that Pluto was a planet, and they do not like change. However, in this essay, I argue that classifying Pluto as a dwarf planet is justified as the classification is useful; however, its status as a dwarf planet should not indicate that it is not as interesting as the planets. I will discuss, first, the historical context in which Pluto came to be demoted, the respective definitions of planets and dwarf planets, and finally, the usefulness of the classifications that result from these definitions. The whole debate as to whether Pluto should be considered a planet started when an astronomer from Caltech, Mike Brown, discovered the "tenth planet," Eris. Eris was slightly bigger than…

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    planet to a “dwarf planet” in the solar system. Pluto is a planet with about 30 to 49 astronomical units away from the sun, and it takes about 5 hours for the light of sun to reach its surface. Pluto also has an orbit of 248 years, which makes the longest orbital time period for a planetary object in the solar system. The mass of Pluto is 1.303±0.003)×1022 kg and the radius of the planet is 0.1863 Earths. The small size of the planet makes it around one-sixth of the size of the moon, which made…

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    other Greek mythical stories are imperfect. Rather than divine features, they appear more likely to carry out human behaviors. As demonstrated in the Iliad, for instance, when Helen feels guilty for causing the Trojan War, the old king tells her, “Do not think I lay the wars endur’d by us on thee - / The gods have sent them, and in tears in which they swam to me.” Here, instead of blaming Helen, the old king claims that the war was caused by gods and goddesses. In accordance of a Greek mythical…

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    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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    This myth recalled a beauty contest in which goddesses Aphrodite, Hera and Athena were participating. The contest arose when all the gods and goddesses other than the goddess Eris, were gathered at a wedding for Peleus and Thetis. Goddess of discoed, Eris was turned away from the wedding and in a fit of rage; Eris caused a commotion and tossed around a golden apple which was labeled “for the most beautiful”. Zeus was asked to mediate the uproar. He ordered Hermes to lead Hera, Athena and…

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    Greek mythology is the collection of myths that talk about the Greek's gods, heroes, their nature, and their culture. Ares is known as the God of War, but he is also known for influencing the modern day world and creating acts of destruction. Ares, the God of War, is the son of Zeus and Hera. Both of Ares's parent's hated him. He was the most hated son of Zeus. (Hamilton 31) In some legends Ares and his sister, Eris were born when Hera touched a flower. This shows one of the reasons that Zeus…

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    There is only one key difference between a planet and a Dwarf Planet. To answer the question of what a dwarf planet is we must realize what a dwarf planet is not. A planet is defined in three ways, 1. It is in orbit around a star, 2. It is spherical, 3. It is not a satellite, 4. It has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. A dwarf planet must follow steps 1, 2, and 3 however they do not follow number 4. To clear the neighborhood means to clear the area around its orbit. When they were…

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    What motivates us mortals in our day-to-day lives? Some say money, love, or the pursuit of happiness, but for the Greek gods, it is because they are aware that they are indestructible. By taking note of Hera and Athena’s actions throughout the events of the Iliad it is clear this conclusion reigns true. The Trojan war was fought by men, but the real focal point of the conflict were the actions of the gods and goddesses. It seemed as if no side could gain a decisive edge without some form of…

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    In Georgia, sixth graders enter middle school with little information about astronomy they learned from fourth grade. Students come to school with misconceptions they have made from previous knowledge or exposure to other resources. A teacher is supposed to address these misconceptions the students have and to change their perception. For the subject of astronomy, there are many misconceptions the students have when studying modeling. Within the Moving Students Toward a More Accurate View of the…

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    The source I chose to evaluate is an article called “Is Pluto a planet?” written by Graham Rax. This source was published by Kalmbach Publishing Company in 1999, and mainly talked about is the Pluto should be consider as a planet or not. For this paragraph, it mainly talks about what is planet, what the figure does the Pluto has, and it give a conclusion that we can’t define the Pluto as a planet or treat is as a member of Kuiper Belt. We can tell that the article was published by a formal…

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