Saturday, June 14, 2008


Have you heard the news? Pluto is the defining object for the other round ice balls of the outer solar system. The new IAU-approved term for such objects is Plutoid. Read all about Plutoids in this post from the Mike Brown's Planets blog.

Cool stuff.


Anonymous said...

last night (Saturday June 14) at around 11 pm or so, there was a very large "shooting star" but I can't seem to find info on it anywhere...

Scott Kardel said...

That is because bright meteors (aka "shooting stars") are really quite common. I saw a nice one myself just after midnight the same night. Once in a while, if someone has caught one on film you'll see it at

There is plenty of information at the website of the International Meteor Organization: