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So you say now I am not what you used to say I was? You've kicked me out of the group you used to say I was a member of? Well, without me the other members of the group are eaten, ungrammatically. But say what you wish; it makes no difference to me. I was here long before you ever existed, and I'll probably be here long after you're gone. To date I have been mostly unreachable for you, though lately you have been doing some probing into my business. Really, it's been less than half a year that you've even known of my existence, though you would say it's been 90.

I don't mean to sound bitter about any of this; I'm really very ambivalent. If I sound cold, well, that's because I am. Very.

We are distant and different, you know. What is bright and blinding for you is only a glimmer for me. And yet in a way, I am in your element. You named me after one thing and then named another thing after me; the second thing being the first in reverse.

Knowing me well, as I have said, would be difficult for you. And maybe you don't want to dive deep into learning about me right now. But you can at least learn my name by solving this riddle; taking a partial plunge, to which you must add.

I am __________

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    $\begingroup$ I am __________ --> frustrated ---- ten underscores, ten letters. $\endgroup$ – risky mysteries Jul 21 at 13:43
  • $\begingroup$ @riskymysteries I can change the number if it would be helpful $\endgroup$ – Ilak Jul 21 at 18:29
  • $\begingroup$ No, I'm good :D $\endgroup$ – risky mysteries Jul 21 at 18:36
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Are you

Pluto

So you say now I am not what you used to say I was? You've kicked me out of the group you used to say I was a member of?

Pluto is not longer a planet, but rather a dwarf planet.

Well, without me the other members of the group are eaten, ungrammatically. But say what you wish; it makes no difference to me.

Instead of 9 planets in our solar system, there are now 8(ate)!

I was here long before you ever existed, and I'll probably be here long after you're gone. To date I have been mostly unreachable for you, though lately you have been doing some probing into my business. Really, it's been less than half a year that you've even known of my existence, though you would say it's been 90.

Pluto is very old just like the rest of the universe. The New horizons probe recently completed a fly by Pluto(ending in 2019). This was the first time we have seen Pluto close up. Also, Pluto was discovered it 1930, so 90 years ago. Ninety Earth years is equivalent to two-fifths of a Pluto year(Thank you Gary Gary Botnovcan!)

I don't mean to sound bitter about any of this; I'm really very ambivalent. If I sound cold, well, that's because I am. Very. We are distant and different, you know. What is bright and blinding for you is only a glimmer for me.

Pluto is quiet far away from the sun meaning that it is below freezing and not very visible. Also, Earthlings cannot stare at the sun due to its intensity, however that is no problem for Pluto.

And yet in a way, I am in your element. You named me after one thing and then named another thing after me; the second thing being the first in reverse.

Pluto is a name from classical mythology. Pluto was a god of the underworld, the planet was named after the mythology and then later Disney named a dog after the planet. Dog is god in reverse. The letter initials of PL are in reference to Percival Lowell. Also Plutonium is element number 94 on the periodic table.

Knowing me well, as I have said, would be difficult for you. And maybe you don't want to dive deep into learning about me right now. But you can at least learn my name by solving this riddle; taking a partial plunge, to which you must add.

Pluto is not yet on the earth travel-radar. We have private space launches and Mars to worry about. Kate Gregory in the comments mentioned that if you take a partial "plu" from "plunge" and add "to", you get Pluto!

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    $\begingroup$ Great! And it looks like you're beginning to find the other clues, so even better! $\endgroup$ – Ilak Jul 19 at 4:39
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    $\begingroup$ cnegvny cyhatr vf cyh naq gura "gb juvpu lbh zhfg nqq" znxrf cyh-gb $\endgroup$ – Kate Gregory Jul 19 at 14:25
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    $\begingroup$ nyfb, cyhgbavhz vf na ryrzrag, though I don't get the reverse part $\endgroup$ – Kate Gregory Jul 19 at 14:30
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    $\begingroup$ Eaten ungrammatically? Zl irel raretrgvp zbgure whfg freirq hf avar $\endgroup$ – Gary Botnovcan Jul 19 at 18:16
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    $\begingroup$ Bx, svar, Zbgure freirq hf naq jr'er abg rngra, jr'er ngr cynargf abj. Onu. Ol gur jnl, vg'f orra avargl lrnef sbe hf, ohg ubj znal sbe Cyhgb vgfrys? Naq, jbhyq vg rira abgvpr vgf ntr, fvapr vg unf "bayl n tyvzzre sbe zr" zbivat guebhtu vgf fxl gb znex vg? $\endgroup$ – Gary Botnovcan Jul 19 at 19:20
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Just an attempt; may not match each statement of your puzzle.

Are you

The Pluto Planet?

A mysterious thing I am

We know the planet and few facts about it. But, there are many mysteries about it yet to be reveled.

So you say now I am not what you used to say I was? You've kicked me out of the group you used to say I was a member of?

It was used to be called "Planet". Now, it is shifted to "Dwarf Planet" category.

Well, without me the other members of the group are eaten, ungrammatically.

While formation of solar system, many other small objects were merged in bigger objects. This one survived. That said, other small objects were eaten up by large objects.

But say what you wish; it makes no difference to me.

It is material, non-living thing. It makes no difference to it what we call it or in what category we put it.

I was here long before you ever existed, and I'll probably be here long after you're gone.

Of-course; isn't it? Considering "you" as I individual or a human, the statement is true.

To date I have been mostly unreachable for you,

"mostly unreachable", yes. We have not yet landed on it.

though lately you have been doing some probing into my business.

Human have sent many un-manned space ships to investigate solar system and other parts of universe. I guess "probing" is pointing to it.

Really, it's been less than half a year that you've even known of my existence, though you would say it's been 90.

Don't know. Not sure if this is about "year of Pluto". I will investigate further.

I don't mean to sound bitter about any of this; I'm really very ambivalent.

Humans have contradictory ideas about it; some say Planet and some say Dwarf Planet.

If I sound cold, well, that's because I am. Very.

It is cold, very cold planet (or Dwarf Planet).

We are distant and different, you know.

Not sure but if we compare Pluto with Earth, yes; they are distant and different.

What is bright and blinding for you is only a glimmer for me.

The Sun that looks very bright and is blinding from Earth is glimmer on Pluto.

And yet in a way, I am in your element.

Don't know. May be chemical elements forming Pluto and Earth are same?

You named me after one thing and then named another thing after me; the second thing being the first in reverse.

Partial answer. Planet was named Pluto after "Roman god of the underworld". Don't know what other thing that was named after Pluto.

Knowing me well, as I have said, would be difficult for you.

Not sure but to know about this planet more, human need to spend too much money. Distance is too long; it is hard to reach and come back from there; we do not have that technology yet. That is why, it is difficult.

And maybe you don't want to dive deep into learning about me right now.

Not sure but "dive deep" into the Pluto will kill (obviously) the human.

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    $\begingroup$ This answer has already been posted, with more detail. Please check other answers before posting your own. $\endgroup$ – bobble Jul 20 at 18:57
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    $\begingroup$ @bobble: Yes; I know and I also placed a comment under that answer; and up-voted. I generally do opposite. If I think I know the answer, I answer it and then read other answers. If I do not know the answer, I just read (and enjoy) other answers. If I read the answer before posting mine, the other answers will influence me. Are there any guidelines about this those I can read and follow? $\endgroup$ – Aastik Jul 21 at 7:00
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    $\begingroup$ I'm not aware of any official guidelines, but in general we don't want similar answers clogging up the same post. As an alternative, write up your answer and then, before posting, read the other answers to see if any match yours. $\endgroup$ – bobble Jul 22 at 22:36
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    $\begingroup$ @bobble: Ok; and what match found? IMO, I should post anyway as I have put efforts in it. One thing can be done. The best matching answer can be mentioned at top. Not sure if this will be accepted practice. May be I should ask on meta; that will be better place for discussing this. $\endgroup$ – Aastik Jul 23 at 7:14
  • $\begingroup$ Accepted practice is don't post duplicate answers. An answer that adds nothing to what has already been said (posted sufficiently after the existing answer(s) that it's not really a "simultaneous" answer) will generally be deleted as being entirely redundant. A lot of people put a lot of effort into posts that are duplicate, off-topic, or worse; effort is insufficient to justify a posting remaining. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Jul 25 at 3:20
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I am

you too

thus it shall be

we

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