Thursday, August 24, 2006

Too Small? Too Eccentric? You're Gone?!?!

Apparently that is the way the International Astronomical Union are seeing things these days. Yesterday the Union agreed after a weeks worth of butting heads that Pluto, the smallest planet in our solar system is no longer a planet. Apparently the fact that it is smaller than Earth's moon and that it possesses an eccentric orbit create such differences that it has been removed from the records. Forget everything you knew from science from 1st grade through how ever far you went in school.

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