Thursday, August 24, 2006
Will they have to re-name the Disney Pluto? Or will the dog also be killed off?
Some nerdy anorak stuff about its orbit overlapping Neptune's orbit. Anyway, not everyday that a planet gets downgraded is it?
Rumours abounded that the solar system was to be increased to 12 planets but instead it is down to 8. Proper hardcore planets. Planets you could go to and know you've been to a planet. The kind of planets that make you get down on your knees and thank God you're an astronomer.
Maybe Lembit and his space APPG will demand an instant recall of Parliament? And, of course, the obligatory pointless EDM. But should this kind of thing blow your hair back you can get this Save Pluto t-shirt here.
i'm glad they took the option of downgrading it rather than introducing a new catagory. i mean, if they had known how small it was at the time of its discovery it wouldn't have been called a planet in the first place
Now the big question is - how are the astrologers gonna explain this?