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Unformatted text preview: anything in common. 2. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are missing because they would only be discovered when the telescope made them easily visible. o Uranus is barely visible to the naked eye; it was discovered in 1781. o Neptune and Pluto are too faint to see at all without a telescope; they were discovered in 1846 and 1930, respectively. 3. The Sun and the Moon were classified as planets because they wandered on the celestial sphere, just like Mars and Jupiter and the other planets. A central theme of our initial discussion will be how the &quot;7 planets of the Ancients&quot; (only 5 of which are really planets) evolved into our present list of Solar System planets....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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