In Your Face, Pluto!

by alphamonkey on August 24, 2006 · 6 comments

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Scientific American is reporting that, after much debate, Pluto has been stripped of planet status by the International Astronomical Union.  To which I say, duh.  Pluto’s a dog.

The official definition of a planet is now:

A planet is a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (c) has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit.

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  • waldogoesnuts

    and all this time they were calling me a lunatic for thinking pluto was a HOAX!!! this confirms my theory that pluto is non-existint/ no big enough to matter to be called a planet

  • Dhsu

    Didn’t they make the Pluto joke in Disney’s Hercules?

  • The Good Reverend

    so according to (a), we are the only solar system with planets?

  • Jacomo

    You picked that out too, huh? If we’re gonna go that direction, let’s just go balls-deep and say the galaxy is in fact, flat.

  • elkciN

    Can it also be made of rainbows and love?

  • The Good Reverend

    Hey, don’t gay up my galaxy! smile

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