Saturday, May 8

Classify

Was just thinking, shouldn't a moon be round? In the spirit of dropping Pluto out of the definition of planet and calling it a Plutoid or what ever 'they' (those nebulous scientists that just keep us thinking) are going to classify Pluto as. Moons should be round objects orbiting a parent planet. This would still leave quite a few moons orbiting Saturn. The 'irregular shaped' objects should be classified as "space debris". We can still name these as we always have, Mars then wouldn't have 2 moons, rather has 2 space debris objects, Phobos and Deimos. This would be a picture of 2 of the many space debris objects orbiting Saturn. Pandora and Epimetheus are seen here orbiting just out side the ring plane of the planet, as seen by Cassini.  

2 comments:

Domestically Challenged said...

Why should a moon be round?

Gregory said...

They just are, why isn't Pluto known as a Planet? too small? one has to be the smallest.