Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Scientists: Pluto may be too small. Mars gets a size complex

I don't get this one. Why are people so emotionally invested in Pluto's planetary status?

Say it ain't so, Pluto. Pluto's status as a planet "could go either way" after a stormy day of debate over a newly proposed planet definition.

At the International Astronomical Union meeting in Prague, astronomers voted Tuesday on a handful of amendments to revise a proposal that would make 12 planets in the solar system.

"Stormy day of debate"? This just goes to show that the nightlife of astronomers is even less salacious than that of bloggers.

No comments: