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Later, bouncing infrared light off of Eris had her measuring up at 3,000 kilometers. The latest measurements suggest a diameter somewhere around 2,360 kilometers.Pluto itself has been shrinking for years. We initially believed it to be the same size of the Earth. It's been steadily shrinking since then, much to the amusement of scientists.In replica Movado 605093 WoMen's watch 1980, Alexander J. Dessler, now at Texas A&M University, and Christopher T. Russell of the University of California, Los Angeles, published a graph of the mass estimates through the years and jokingly predicted that Pluto would disappear entirely in 1984. “Those of you interested in observing Pluto should hurry,” they wrote.

Why the different sizes? Well it's quite far away. You try measuring it. Can you? No? There you go.Various methods have been attempted with obviously varied results. Some suggest the atmosphere of Pluto bends light, which would make it even more difficult to measure correctly.Still, the range of possible Pluto sizes seems to replica Movado WoMen's Stainless Steel overlap the possible Eris sizes. “If you looked at the two of them right next to each other sitting in space, they would look to be exactly the same size,” Dr. Brown said. “You couldn't tell by eye until you took out your really, really big ruler.

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I hope I don't miss something great.PIC”Nearly four and a half years after Pluto was demoted from planet to dwarf planet, astronomers are still trying to figure out how big it is. The title of Largest Dwarf Planet in the Solar System hangs in the replica Movado 604552 WoMen's watch balance!Six years ago professor of planetary astronomy Michael E. Brown saw an object in the sky that he was positive was larger than Pluto, the then ninth planet in our solar system. With Pluto's status as an actual planet being hotly debated at the time, Brown's discovery of this new, larger object was the nail in the planet Pluto's coffin.

Pluto was reclassified a dwarf planet, the same as several objects located in the Kuiper Belt, a band of frozen debris that circles the sun out past the orbit of Neptune. So was Brown's tiny shining object. He named it Eris, after the Greek goddess of discord.All hail Eris! All hail Discordia! Sorry, had to get that out of the way.Eris, as it turns out, replica Movado 604692 WoMen's watch is living up to its name.It turns out Eris might not be as large as Brown first expected.In November a group of astronomers witnessed Eris passing in front of a dim, distant star. By measuring how long the star disappeared behind Eris they were able to calculate the size of the dwarf planet.

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I decided that the purity of listening to a game's audio was less important than playing a fun game while catching up on the day's global news. I must have decided this in the location where I most often play iPhone games: the New York City subway. On the C train, in the summer of 2010, I had become one of those people who didn't think music in replica Movado 0605093 WoMen's watch video games was essential.Through the fall, I continued to treat game music as an optional garnish. As I never had before, I sometimes chose to ignore it.Not every part of a video game is essential. There is some debate about whether writers are necessary for the creation of a good video game.

Game designers can just write their own scripts, some say. And while a game can have dialogue, it is still not required for a game to have voice-actors. The dialogue could be presented as text.Games are the entertainment of meddlers and tinkerers. We, the players, will change them to suit ourselves.Until 2010 I'd never have put replica Movado 605090 WoMen's watch composers in that camp of video game non-essential personnel. I'd have lumped them with the people responsible for sure that the games I play look good or have impressive sound effects or doesn't crash.

A game couldn't be made without the people responsible for those tasks, and, if it was, it certainly couldn't be enjoyed.I've met video game musicians. I'd been to their studios. I've seen the hard work they do. Until 2010 I felt they were required. In 2010, however, my behavior proved they were not. These men and women who replica Movado 600456 WoMen's watch helped instill great memories in my brain were creators whose work I was now sometimes choosing to ignore. It felt wrong, but it felt inevitable.How strange and yet how appropriate it is that we gamers think we can do this.

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Horses don't have stereos, a fact which may have finally given me the courage to turn the volume down in a video game. I enjoyed Red Dead's score, but I was comfortable with quieting it. I believe that urge came from my 21st-century desire to multi-task. On my iPhone, I was behind in listening to podcasts. I had backlogged the device with audio files about the national news and about video games and about This American Life. In the world of replica Movado 0605348 WoMen's watch my TV where the West was rendered, a cowboy didn't need to hear a soundtrack, I reasoned. In the world of my couch on which I sat, game controller in hand, I could have an iPhone playing back something I just needed to hear.

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