Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Pluto Demoted

So... Pluto isn't considered a planet any more, and Ceres, Xena, etc. won't be added to the list of planets.

Seems a bit of a shame, and will probably be about as effective as renaming Brontosaurus as "Apatosaurus" was. It's going to be a LONG time before people stop using the old nomenclature in both cases.

Having said that, I can see the reasons why they've done it - I just wish that they'd left in a "grandfather clause" to keep Pluto as a planet, since it was so much a part of astronomical history.

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