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2022-11-09: What If Humanity Is Among The First Spacefaring Civilizations?

  • 08:33: The authors of this paper argue that life could well evolve on red dwarf planets.

2019-09-23: Is Pluto a Planet?

  • 09:38: ... this same process the IAU created an entire new class of object - dwarf planet - an object which has its own orbit and is spherical-ish, but not ...
  • 09:51: Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Haumea, and Makemake were all promoted to dwarf planet, and many similar objects will no doubt follow.
  • 10:59: The reclassification from planet to dwarf planet DOES seem like a demotion.
  • 13:48: And anyway, the word “world” still applies to Pluto - and it's a rather more poetic label for one of the greatest dwarf planets in known spacetime.
  • 14:53: David, in honour of your invaluable help we're naming a dwarf planet after you.
  • 14:58: Dwarf planet David is a frigid, lifeless ball of ice and rock half the mass of Pluto and orbiting at the outer rim of the Kuiper belt.

2019-03-06: The Impossibility of Perpetual Motion Machines

  • 12:43: ... to the date of its close encounter with everyone's favorite Kuiper Belt dwarf planet. ...

2016-02-17: Planet X Discovered?? + Challenge Winners!

  • 00:35: ... satisfied as accomplice to the murder of Pluto, which was demoted to dwarf planet partly due to Brown's discovery of Eris, a distant planetary body that's ...

2015-03-18: Can A Starfox Barrel Roll Work In Space?

  • 09:00: I thought that a dwarf planet and an asteroid designation were mutually exclusive, they appear not to be.
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