Monday, August 14, 2006


Pluto has never been much of a planet — small, wired orbit, not much atmosphere — and questions about its status have been raised periodically since its discovery 76 years ago. This week, the international body with the power to decide what is and is not a planet will consider a new definition that could expand the number of planets in our solar system or demote Pluto to mere "Kuiper Belt object."
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It's kinda funny.
When I was in second grade, we learned that there were 9 planets, and scientists were going to add Planet X, as soon as they had enough proof. All we needed was technology to go further out into space to learn/see more!

20-some years later, there are still only 9 planets, and we're on the brink of decreasing the planetary census. It makes me giggle!
(Maybe you don't think it's funny, but I have a "special" sense of humor!)