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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>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 23:50:55 -0400 (EDT)
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Yes... for convenience, since not everybody cares that the word "planet" 
has changed, whereas Pluto, by way of contrast, hasn't changed one iota.


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

> On Aug 29, 3:13 am, DrMajorBob <drmajor... at> 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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