25 Aug 2006
Pluto is out
With all due respect to the scientific community, I think these “historic new guidelines” don’t quite matter to the common folks.
Apart from the fact that kids now will have one less planet name to remember. Unless of course, the textbooks started mentioning Pluto, Ceres and 2003 UB313 as “dwarf planets” (as suggested by the scientists), which would mean more names to remember.
Oh well. Named after the god of the underworld in Roman mythology, Pluto has really been now relegated to underworld.