Friday, August 25, 2006

"Honk if Pluto is still a planet"

We no longer live on a planet.

" is impossible and contrived to put a dividing line between dwarf planets and planets... One of the three criteria for planethood states that a planet must have "cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit". The largest objects in the Solar System will either aggregate material in their path or fling it out of the way with a gravitational swipe.

Pluto was disqualified because its highly elliptical orbit overlaps with that of Neptune.

But Dr Stern pointed out that Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune have also not fully cleared their orbital zones. Earth orbits with 10,000 near-Earth asteroids."

Aparently "Eight (planets) is enough"

And in other news, "The UK population has broken through the 60 million barrier for the first time in history"

Sorry, 60mill is enough, you cannot be part of the UK population,


Blogger theWatchList said...

Honking in protest is a start. I want to collect links of people posting about this subject for a post I made late last night. Let me know if you would like to be included in the list...

2:42 pm  
Anonymous DutchBitch said...

Ooooh puh-leasseeeeeeee!!! Let me just be nr 60.000.001 and we'll stop there...

7:14 pm  
Blogger jayne d'Arcy said...

I think it's rather silly to "demote" Pluto, but I do agree with Dr. Stern. So, Earth is no longer a planet. Cool!

I subscribed to your feed. You're fascinating! :)

8:43 pm  
Blogger Christopher said...

Things are just going back to the way the original protesters in the 1930's wanted them to be.

6:07 pm  

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