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Monday, October 07, 2002

PLANETARY DEMOTION
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We all know Pluto as the most outlying planet in our little solar system. But maybe not for long! The discovery of a celestial object just beyond Pluto's orbit has called into serious question the classification of what's now Planet No. 9. Note this quote:

"It's pretty clear, if we discovered Pluto today, knowing what we know about other objects in the Kuiper Belt, we wouldn't even consider it a planet."

Talk about a smack-down! What's Pluto ever done to anyone to deserve this?

Well, if that tiny rock way out there is no longer considered a planet, it may be best to find a new name for it.