Pluto, We Hardly Knew You August 24, 2006Posted by Andy in Pluto, soapbox.
It’s official. Pluto – yesterday a planet, today, not so much.
“The ninth planet will now effectively be airbrushed out of school and university textbooks”
I guess what the 2500 experts in Prague are saying is that size does matter and with regards to planets, eight is enough.
I for one am sad to see Pluto go. Sure, it was small. But it was also plucky.
But if it is OK to discriminate by size, I say “bye-bye” Rhode Island and Delaware. You are now “dwarf states” Pugs, Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, and other toy dogs – you are now “dwarf dogs”. Mini Oreos? I don’t think so.
Finally a word of warning – Watch out Mercury, you might be next!