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Re: Questions on AstronomicalData

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  • Subject: [mg80719] Re: Questions on AstronomicalData
  • From: "Eric W. Weisstein" <eww at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 02:30:18 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <11881585.1188283118665.JavaMail.root@m35>

On Aug 29, 3:13 am, DrMajorBob <drmajor... at bigfoot.com> wrote:
> At my machine I get:
>
> AstronomicalData["AndromedaGalaxy", "DistanceLightYears"]
> Missing["NotAvailable"]
>
> As for Pluto... who CARES if somebody decided it's not a planet?
>
> AstronomicalData["Pluto", "ObjectType"]
> "DwarfPlanet"

Attention to detail is one of the hallmarks of Mathematica ;)

In[1]:= AstronomicalData["Pluto", "Planet", "Note"]
Out[1]= "For convenience, Pluto is included as a planet even though it
\
is a dwarf planet according to the International Astronomical Union."

Cheers,
-Eric



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