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A new planet discovered and an Identity update for the Solar System?

Astronomers report that they have found a new planet in our Solar System, the first one that is larger than Pluto since that object was discovered in 1930. It is also further away than Pluto, the furthest known planet.  It’s “the first object bigger than Pluto ever found in the outer solar system,” said Michael E. Brown of the California Institute of Technology, one of the discoverers.

A few other planet-like Solar System objects have been discovered since Pluto was identified, but none are bigger than Pluto, and astronomers can’t agree on whether to call them planets or. They are thought to be something between planets and asteroids.

No precise definition of a planet actually exists. Scientists are debating what such a definition would be. One possible definition of “planet” that some astronomers have discussed includes any newfound Solar System object larger than Pluto. So by this definition, the object that Smith and colleagues say they found might be considered a planet.

If so, and as Pluto is currently considered to be a planet, this makes the newfound body the 10th known planet. Which will leave astrologers scratching their heads and wondering which astrological constellation it will rule over, much like with the discoveries of Pluto, Neptune and Uranus which later became the rulers to the previously “taken” constellations of Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces?

With this in mind Libra becomes an attractive candidate, ruled by Venus which also rules Taurus, it would become the new influence for justice, balance and settlement.

7,000 year temples show an elaborate culture in Europe

Over the past few years excavations have been taking place in Germany, Austria and Slovakia that have revealed the existence of temples built between 4800 and 4600 BC. These discoveries have revolutionised the study of prehistoric Europe.

So far more than 150 temples have been identified, constructed of earth and wood and surrounded by ditches and banks and with palisades that stretched for up to half a mile. They were built by people who lived in communal longhouses grouped around substantial villages.

The most complicated structure excavated so far is located inside the city of Dresden. “Our excavations have revealed the degree of monumental vision and sophistication used by these early farming communities to create Europe’s first truly large scale earthwork complexes”, said senior archaeologist, Harald Staeuble.
It seems that, after a relatively brief period, these structures were decommissioned, with the ditches surrounding them filled in, and monuments of this scale were not built again in Europe for another 3,000 years.

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