Pluto - just a pup?
>"Tenth Planet" Larger Than Pluto, Study Confirms
>for National Geographic News
>February 1, 2006
>Scientists have measured the size of a solar system object discovered
>last year and confirmed that it is larger than Pluto.
>The icy object, called 2003 UB313, is located in the far reaches of
>the solar system. It measures 1,900 miles (3,000 kilometers) in
>diameter. Pluto, by contrast, measures 1,400 miles (2,300 kilometers).
>The finding has fueled the debate over what constitutes a planet.
>Pluto is traditionally considered the ninth planet in our solar system
>(see interactive map).
>Some scientists argue that 2003 UB313 should now be considered the
>tenth planet of our solar system. Others say Pluto's status as a
>planet should be reconsidered.
>"Since UB313 is decidedly larger than Pluto, it is now increasingly
>hard to justify calling Pluto a planet if UB313 is not also given this
>status," said Frank Bertoldi, an astronomer at the University of Bonn
>and Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy in Germany.
>Bertoldi led the study, which will be reported in tomorrow's issue of
>the journal Nature.
Valentine's Day this year marks a very special celebration due to the numerology represented by the year itself; 2006. This is an "8" year, marking a definite beginning and ending to affairs of the heart, no more beating around the bush, it's either on or off the dilly dally is over. Have no fear. Pluto is there to help you through this uncharted territory, of course. As the natural ruler of the 8th house, Pluto takes hold globally, we are sure to see some significant and life altering changes that will indeed have a major and favorable effect on our economy. Remember, the 8th house rules other people's money and how that affects your life will be seen this year, more so than all the years since the beginning of this century. And because this is an "8" year, individually you will notice a more abundant personal and partnership cashflow. The 8th house also rules spousal income and becomes especially potent after Venus goes direct on February 3rd. A grand partnership celebration of blessed finances, as a whole, will be realized by most couples this year -- a mutually good time to invest wisely in your partnership and financial future.
Actually, Pluto transits my 10th house, Neptune my 8th; so, geez, this Astro.Daija talks a lot of astrological tripe ;-P