On 2003-03-01 10:32, Heathen wrote:
“Surely you're not suggesting that Pluto and Charon are double planets?”
Ironic isn’t it? The one clear candidate for double planet is mired in designation limbo. “Double KBO” perhaps? Something else that I find curious is that I can’t seem to find computer simulations for the origin of the Pluto-Charon pair. Nor can I find any clear consensus on the Triton capture event(s). Maybe they’re only publishing in Icarus. Let’s see… about $900 a year? Guess I wont be subscribing anytime soon.