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Planets of Our Solar System

Our solar system officially has eight planets and one star: the Sun. The discovery of an object larger than Pluto in 2005 rekindled the debate over whether such objects, belonging to the Kuiper Belt – a collection of icy bodies located beyond Neptune – should be called planets. Pluto and other large members of the Kuiper Belt are now considered “dwarf planets.”

Planet facts: space-facts.com

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Chris Hardwick, mega-Whovian and host of Doctor Who: After Who Live on BBC America will be having a Tumblr Q&A right here on Doctor Who Tumblr tomorrow at 1/12c. Post your questions to Tumblr NOW using the hashtag #Ask HarDWick (get it?) and he’ll choose some to answer for tomorrow! 

More on tomorrow’s rundown on BBC America and Doctor Who: After Who Live-

The new season of Doctor Who with new Doctor Peter Capaldi premieres Saturday, August 23rd at 8pm/7c on BBC America.

Immediately followed by the premiere of new original series Intruders at 10pm/9c starring John Simm (Doctor Who’s The Master) and Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn)

Then, comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick hosts Doctor Who: After Who Live at 11:00pm ET. The post-show will feature an array of guests in the studio including writer and actor Mark Gatiss along with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

In case you missed it!

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Our friends over at Hulu (WHOlu) are celebrating the return of Doctor Who with a special promotion. Here are the deets:

To celebrate the long awaited return of Doctor Who to BBC AMERICA on August 23rd, hulu are offering a special promotion to help you catch up on the life and times of everyone’s favorite Time Lord. 

If you’re new to Hulu Plus, go to www.hulu.com/plus/BBC right now to sign up and enjoy two weeks of free unlimited access to 500+ episodes of Doctor Who, including the most recent episodes Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor and Doctor Who: Time of the Doctor, and much, much more. But you have to be quick! In order to get your free two weeks, you have to sign up before August 27th.

*This offer is only available to people who have not yet signed up to Hulu Plus.

Don’t forget to tune in to BBC AMERICA tomorrow night, August 23rd at 8/7C to meet the new Doctor.

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Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

Open Letter to Michelle Duggar — Ignorance is Not Bliss | Mary J. Moss

Open Letter to Michelle Duggar — Ignorance is Not Bliss | Mary J. Moss

I love feisty, supportive moms of LGBTQ children! This mom who is also disabled like me really is special as she steps up to defend her transgender child and indeed all transgender youth. Here’s the open letter from Mary J. Moss, Feisty physically disabled chick, proud mom, advocate, writer, coffee addict, cat lover, reality TV junkie, eternal optimist, as published at the Huffington Post

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