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Pluto no longer a planet, say astronomers

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Leading astronomers declared Thursday that Pluto is no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine planets to eight.



Source: http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/space/08/24/pluto.ap/index.html

EDIT: Get your own 'Honk if Pluto is still a planet' bumper sticker here
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crimsonfleur From: crimsonfleur Date: August 24th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
what!? you can't do that!

you can't say "this is a house & always was a house... but now we're gonna call it a shoe because it's not as big as the other houses in the area."

these smart people nowadays... they're too smart for their own good.
coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: August 24th, 2006 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
The problem is, no one had ever bothered to define what a "house" was.
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: August 24th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. A name is just a name. I guess we could all just continue to call Pluto a planet. It's not like they can do anything about it.
coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: August 24th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

No!

You want the Astro Police busting down our door in the middle of the night? "We received an anonymous report that you refered to Pluto as a 'planet'!" And then they take you away and lock you in some dark prison, and I'll never hear from you again! [sob]
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: August 24th, 2006 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: No!

Yeah, the totalitarian Astro Police will get me, and they will shave my head and I'll get passed notes from me jail cell neighbor.
coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: August 24th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think eight makes more sense than twelve. Pluto is not a planet, it's a Kuiper Belt object!
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