Scientists Find New Planet – Name It “Deja Vu”

LOS ANGELES — Astronomers announced yesterday that
they have discovered a new planet larger than Pluto in orbit around the

The unnamed planet would be the 10th in the solar system, although there
are scientists who dispute the classification of Pluto as a planet.

The discovered object is the farthest-known object in the solar system,
Caltech said in a statement. Its location is currently 97 times the distance
between the sun and Earth.

The object was first photographed on Oct. 31, 2003, but it was so far away
that its motion was not detected until data was analyzed again this January.
The scientists have since been studying the object.

”It’s definitely bigger than Pluto," Brown said in a statement.

He said scientists are ”100 percent confident that this is the first object
bigger than Pluto ever found in the outer solar system."

from the Associated Press

Now, this is getting ridiculous.  By our count
this is the 9th 10th planet to be discovered. Doesn’t anybody remember Sedna!!
We are starting to think this is some kind of long-running gag on the
part of those jokesters in the astronomy departments of universities
around the world. Either that, or there are now 18 planets in our solar

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