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MRes student in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Controlled Quantum Dynamics at Imperial College London. Physicist with a strong mathematics background. BSc in physics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

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accepted Why is the Oort cloud presumed to be spherical?
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awarded  Nice Question
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asked Why is the Oort cloud presumed to be spherical?
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comment How many planets are there in this solar system?
@supercat That is a good question, and I honestly don't know. You should ask it separately!
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comment Length contraction of a star
For an interesting look at how the world looks like at relativistic speeds, see A slower speed of light.
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revised How many planets are there in this solar system?
Added link.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How many planets are there in this solar system?
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comment How many planets are there in this solar system?
@KeithThompson Yeah, but as it turns out there's no definition that depends only on the bodies themselves that matches our intuition for "planethood". Put it this way: If Mercury's orbit was as full of other crap as Pluto's, we'd have noticed it ages ago. (And of course, for Ceres we did: it took fifteen months between the discoveries of Ceres and Pallas.)
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answered How many planets are there in this solar system?