Pluto’s gone!

We’ve officially lost Pluto as a planet. As of today a group of 2500 astronomers have voted on what does and does not constitue a planet and Pluto will now fall into the catergory of Dwarf planet check below for my post on the why’s and where’s of this story and have a look here for todays news

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The fate of Pluto?

When they say the universe is expanding no-one told Pluto, due to some new classification it looks like we’re going to lose a planet. At first we thought we’d gain three or more planets but we could soon be teaching pupils at school about the eight not nine planets in our solar system. How did this come about? Well the classification for what is and isn’t a planet has long been debated and a recent proposal meant we would have three new planets called Ceres, Charon and UB313 (not yet officially named but nicknamed Xena). Originally the proposal was all about gravity and being a sperical shape.

However a new proposal centres on the orbit of a planet not crossing another planets orbit which pluto does (Neptune and Xena). It looks like Pluto, Ceres, Charon and Xena could all be called dwarf planets or even plutonians. Everyone seems in agreement that Pluto should never have been considered a planet, but the debate is what to do about it now that everyone has already accepted it as a planet.

They should come to a decision soon but for info have a look here and here

Create ebooks on your iPod

Anyone with an ipod may or may not know, about the notes section where you can view ebooks and notes that you can make on your PC and transfer. Found this nifty bit of kit that makes the whole process a lot easier, so you can convert a web page to an ebook or any text file on your computer. Sounds like a really usefull tool for any writers out there.

Have a gander over here to see what it’s all about

Roundhay Garden Scene

Roundhay Garden Scene is a 1888 short film credited as being the first film ever made, and has now cropped up on You Tube so enjoy.

It was filmed on Oakwood Grange Road in Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince. It features Adolphe Le Prince (Le Prince’s son), Mrs Sarah Whitley (Le Prince’s mother-in-law), Joseph Whitley and Miss Harriet Hartley walking around and laughing within the frame view.

taken from wikipedia

Portable Gamecube

Well here’s the deal.  Earlier today on the wii runours page details of a handheld gamecube appeared along with a mock up.  Before you get to excited this was a “rumours” page.  Very quickly afterwards it was taken down with a note saying they didn’t want to go to jail this week.  Anyway have a look at the article and here’s a mock up of what may or may not be.