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Re: Re: Questions on AstronomicalData

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  • Subject: [mg80755] Re: [mg80719] Re: Questions on AstronomicalData
  • From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:50:55 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <11881585.1188283118665.JavaMail.root@m35> <11146892.1188458042321.JavaMail.root@m35>
  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

Yes... for convenience, since not everybody cares that the word "planet" 
has changed, whereas Pluto, by way of contrast, hasn't changed one iota.

Bobby

On Thu, 30 Aug 2007 01:30:18 -0500, Eric W. Weisstein <eww at wolfram.com> 
wrote:

> 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
>
>
>



-- 

DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com


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