You know, I bet you could get on KROQ for this if you wanted. Kevin, from the Kevin and Bean Show, loves Pluto. They have been talking about this quite a bit the past few days.
Well pluto was downgraded to a "dwarf" planet. So in reality it is still a type of planet. Just not one of the main planets which can and do clear objects from it's path.
I have to agree with the IAU for downgrading this object.
Problem was that other objects were being found larger than pluto, do you add them as planets?
The only reason to leave it be is for historical reasons. Clyde Tomboaugh was one hell of an astonomer. And while pluto may not have been the planet "X", it was the first discovery of an object in the Kuiper belt. Not so shabby.
Another reason might be the text books that need to be rewritten. Ouch!
I consider myself an amature astonomer, and have actually observed pluto.
Perhaps your protest is now Disney's Pluto (the dog) will now be less popular? Persoanlly I do not think you have anything to worry about.
No longer playing UO, and now living in Reno, NV.
I will continue to visit enjoyed the reading thanks
Dude, you are just inches away from being the crazy guy that wears the tin foil hat and stands outside of the Whole Foods wearing flip flops in the rain. In all seriousness, it's nice to see you outside instead of camped out in front of WOW, at least for one afternoon.
Can't the S.P.P.D. do something to protect its citizenry?
We are sorry we missed it, but we were camping.
Knowing that intersection in SouthPas, I'm surprised there weren't some counterprotesters on the opposite corner with signs like "End Planetary Entitlements" or "If You Can't Trust Me to Move Objects out of My Path, How Can You Trust Me With Planetary Status?" Or something.
GORDIE: Alright, alright. Mickey's a mouse. Donald's a duck. Pluto's a dog. What's Goofy?
TEDDY: Goofy's a dog, he's definitely a dog.
CHRIS: He can't be a dog. Wears a hat and drives a car.
VERN: God, that's weird. What the hell is Goofy?
BTW, funny stuff. Someone needs to lock you up!
Sorry I couldn't make it! We got a late start on all of our chores and I was so tired >.
Holy cripes, man, don't you have anything better to do?
Thank you for helping us fight the scientific "community" and their so-called "knowledge." I know for a fact that my high school chemistry teacher had an affair with the Spanish teacher in eight grade! So much for their "high standards."
I love the fact that you did this. The girls will always remember the fun experiences provided by their dad.
Pluto is a large Kuiper Belt Object with a binary partner and an eccentric orbit and nothing more. You'll all get used to calling it a "dwarf planet" or "icy planetoid" in time, just the same way people got used to knowing that the Earth is round and that the sun is the center of the solar system.
Awesome, thanks for sticking up for the little guy!
Now you got our government worried about this!