Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Extraterrestrial skies/archive1

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search


I stumbled upon this article, and discovered a very interesting article. I state to all:

¡Extraterrestrial_skies deserves to be a featured article!

The article is a breathtaking tour of the skies of the other planets in our solar system. The has everything:

--Ŭalabio 02:29, 2004 Dec 18 (UTC)
  • Object for now. Article needs quite a bit of work to make FA status.
  1. - Article title, should be "Atmospheres of planetary objects" or "Atmospheres of solar system objects"
    • in order to include the Moon... which since NOT A PLANET! doesnt belong.
I proposed moving Skies of other planets to Extraterrestrial skies on its talk-page. If now of its other editors object, I shall move it tomorrow. Ŭalabio 16:40, 2004 Dec 18 (UTC)
  1. - Lead in WAAAY too brief
  2. - Information on Mercury reads stilted and broken.
  3. - Information on Venus is 2 lines?!?!!
  4. - Mars section needs reformatting badly
  5. - Martian moons are NOT PLANETS! ... doesnt belong.
  6. - Asteroids are NOT PLANETS!
This boils down to definition. Unfortunately, we define planets by fiat. as we explore the universe, we shall have to define by definition. My own personal definition of planets is a round object which experienced gravitational segregation. I suppose I shall have to move the page, but I shall discuss that on the talk-page before stepping on everyone's toes. -- Ŭalabio 10:51, 2004 Dec 18 (UTC)
Yes and the scientific definition of a planet is based on mass and common consensus has us with 9 planets. Asteroids and Moons are not planetary bodies but have been classified as "minor planets" informally. I'm not entirely opposed to having them included, but only at having them listed as planets. using the Extraterrestrial Skies as suggest below for example allows for there to be 1 section for Major Planets, 1 section for Minor Planets and Moons, 1 section for Extrasolar moons and planets. Alkivar 17:59, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  1. - Jupiter needs serious work as 90% of its content regards its moons.
this entire thing needs so much work, plus its a rehash of content from other sources, I'd almost suggest VfD on this! Alkivar 08:10, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
As for this point, it is good to collate such information. It is like trying to find the names of all of the UN-Ambassadors by going to the UN-site versus going to the sites of each nation. The value of collation outweighs redundancy here. -- Ŭalabio 10:51, 2004 Dec 18 (UTC)
Yes and I understand that, however this is not a list, and serves no purpose other than to replicate the content in the individual articles. This can be overcome if extensive editing of the article modifies the content to be more than just a brief rehash of individual articles. REGARDLESS of which it is not FA material Alkivar 17:59, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I moved Skies of other planets to Extraterrestrial skies. -- Ŭalabio 00:45, 2004 Dec 19 (UTC)