Friday, August 25, 2006

Pluto, Planet No More

Working in a scientific field I should be used to changes. Still, it's going to hard to think of Pluto as a "dwarf" planet. Won't the other solar systems look down on us if we only have 8 planets?

I'm not really happy with the term "dwarf". It sounds a bit demeaning. (I probably offended a bunch of small people.) I prefer the term "minor" planet. I think it sounds better for our solar system to have 8 major planets and 3 minor planets (Pluto,Ceres and Xena).

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