Friday, August 25, 2006

Talk about a downgrade

Well, it seems that the International Astronomical Union has seen fit to strip Pluto ( previously the 9th planet in our solar system) of it status as a planet. I am kind of dumbfounded. Since pluto was discovered in the 1930's it has been recognized as a planet. Heck, the phrase I used to use to remember the planets was: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles. I guess now, there are no more pickles to be serverd. :-( Its actually quite sad. My kids, when they start going to school will be learning about the 8 planets plus that other thing out there.

I remember the saying, "Who died and made you boss" from when I was a kid. So, who died and made these people the "authority" on what is a planet and what isn't. I don't see them out at Pluto testing it for an atmosphere. I just hope that they will change there mind so that my kids will learn the 9 planets, not the 8.

Just my .02.

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