Howling At Pluto
So now Pluto is just some block of rock out there that doesn't pass this test: "a celestial body that is in orbit around the sun, has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a ... nearly round shape, and has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit."
Pluto got nixed just because its orbit overlaps that of Neptune.
I guess astronomy just isn't the sort of study that allows you to color outside the lines.
Sigh. It's over. Oh, how I wish the space dudes had spent their time doing something more important.
Like renaming Uranus.
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