Thursday, August 24, 2006

Say goodbye to Pluto? ::UPDATE::

Its official: Pluto is no longer considered a planet!

As a follow up to my August 15th post, astronomers have declared that Pluto is no longer a planet. The decision was made by a group of scientist’s called the Astronomical Union. These scientists agreed that in order to be a planet, a celestial body must have an orbit around the sun, must have ``sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces,'' and should ``clear the neighborhood around its orbit''. Apparently Pluto doesn’t fit the bill and has been given the boot. Oh well, Pluto we hardly knew ya'!


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