Friday, August 25, 2006

Pluto Gets The Boot From List Of Official Planets

This is rather cute. What if Pluto was getting kicked out of the neighborhood association?

So Pluto is gone from the nine planets, to join the asteroids and whatever that thing is out in the Kuiper Belt as so much rocky debris. And, as has been widely commented upon in the blogosphere, we're going to need a new mnemonic device, to remember the names of the planets.

Here's some good discussion on the developments.

Update: If you call Pluto an asteroid, it acts like an asteroid. Ha!

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