Thursday, August 24, 2006

It's No Longer A Planet

Pluto is now a dwarf planet.

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) -- Leading astronomers declared Thursday that Pluto is no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine planets to eight.

After a tumultuous week of clashing over the essence of the cosmos, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of the planetary status it has held since its discovery in 1930.

Time to take some white-out to a few dozen books in the family library.



notverybright said...

I saw this on MSNBC with the banner red headline "Breaking News." Cracked me up.

John said...

Must be a VERY slow news day

eric said...

it's HUGE news.

it's a freaking planet, for pete's sake!

i feel bad for pluto. it's not cool to accept a guy into a club, then because you don't want to let other guys like him, you kick him out.