Sunday, August 13, 2006

Downgrading Pluto

There is serious talk amongst astronomers at the International Astronomical Union regarding the redefinition of Pluto as a planet.

Driven largely by controversy over the status of Pluto, which lacks several key attributes of the eight other planets, the resolution could mean Pluto's dismissal from that group.

Instead, it could be defined as simply one of thousands of small, icy objects in the less glamorous Kuiper Belt, just beyond Neptune.

It's still the biggest object beyond Neptune that is round and has an orbit.
I say keep it a planet.

What do you think?