[faq_section] [faq category=”General Inquiries”] [faq_title]Voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat?[/faq_title] [column_one_third] [vimeo_video height=”100″ autoplay=”no”]http://vimeo.com/31240369[/vimeo_video] [/column_one_third] [column_two_thirds] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat. [/column_two_thirds] [/faq] [faq category=”General Inquiries”] [faq_title]Tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua?[/faq_title] [column_two_fifths] [p style=”text-align:right;”]Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud.[/p] [/column_two_fifths] [column_one_fifth][image center=”yes”]{THEME_ROOT}/images/preview/or.png[/image][/column_one_fifth] [column_two_fifths] Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit. [/column_two_fifths] [/faq] [faq category=”General Inquiries”] [faq_title]Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod?[/faq_title] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in: [star_bullet_list] [item]Sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.[/item] [item]Aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.[/item] [item]Ut enim ad minim veniam.[/item] [/star_bullet_list] [/faq] [faq category=”General Inquiries”] [faq_title]Voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat?[/faq_title] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. [/faq] [faq category=”Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet?”] [faq_title]Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet?[/faq_title] To be a planet a solar object needs to meet 3 criteria: [bullet_list] [check_item]It needs to orbit the sun.[/check_item] [check_item]It needs to have enough mass to crush itself into a sphere, to look like a planet.[/check_item] [x_item]It needs to gravitationally dominate the area of its orbit.[/x_item] [/bullet_list] As you can see, the last one is the one where Pluto fails. [/faq] [faq category=”Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet?”] [faq_title]So Pluto doesn’t dominate it’s orbit…what does that mean?[/faq_title] Each planet in the solar system (through the influence of its gravity) dominates any other object that is in the same basic orbital path as it. That means it either sucked up and merged with everything in the same orbit, or it captured those things into stable orbits such as moons/rings. As we got better and better at finding things in our solar system, we started to find other objects in similar orbit to Pluto, objects completely independent of Pluto and many of them quite large. It was turning out that Pluto was actually just an asteroid in a very large asteroid belt. [/faq] [faq category=”Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet?”] [faq_title]Why not just keep it a planet anyway?[/faq_title] At first they tried to! But then they started finding objects closer and closer to the size of Pluto. If these objects weren’t planets it was hard to call Pluto one. And if we counted every decent size object in the belt (over 70,000 of them)…we’d have a lot of planets…not many of them even conforming to the proper definition of planets! But still scientists basically just called it a Planet for old time’s sake. But then…they discovered an object in the asteroid belt even bigger than Pluto. That was the last nail in the coffin, the choice was then to either add a second planet that wasn’t actually a planet just to cover up the past mistake…or demote Pluto. [/faq] [faq category=”Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet?”] [faq_title]Has this ever happened before?[/faq_title] Yes actually. In the early 1800’s people started discovering objects within the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Of course the 1st one discovered was thought of as a planet (and was named Ceres). But as observations of other objects in the belt grew, it was eventually determined that there were many such objects in an asteroid belt in the region. Ceres remained in textbooks as a planet for half a century, but eventually was demoted to dwarf-planet status in the same way Pluto recently was. [/faq] [faq category=”Why Isn’t Pluto a Planet?”] [faq_title]So what is Pluto? Just an Asteroid?[/faq_title] Sort of but not really. When this all happened to Ceres it was eventually given the title dwarf-planet when it was demoted since it adheres to the first 2 criteria but not the last. Pluto was also given dwarf-planet status, and there are now many more known dwarf-planets out in Pluto’s region; including Eris, which is actually larger than Pluto and also has its own moon (named Dysnomia). [/faq] [faq category=”Made Up Category”] [faq_title]Voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat?[/faq_title] [column_one_third] [vimeo_video height=”100″ autoplay=”no”]http://vimeo.com/31240369[/vimeo_video] [/column_one_third] [column_two_thirds] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat. 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Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. [/faq] [faq category=”Made Up Category”] [faq_title]Voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat?[/faq_title] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. [/faq] [faq category=”Another FAQ Category”] [faq_title]Consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod?[/faq_title] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in: [star_bullet_list] [item]Sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.[/item] [item]Aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.[/item] [item]Ut enim ad minim veniam.[/item] [/star_bullet_list] [/faq] [faq category=”Another FAQ Category”] [faq_title]Voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat?[/faq_title] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. 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