Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Pluto gets number, orange jumpsuit

Don't look now, but I think Pluto was just sent to galactic prison.
Pluto has been given a new name to reflect its new status as a dwarf planet.

On Sept. 7, the former 9th planet was assigned the asteroid number 134340 by the Minor Planet Center (MPC), the official organization responsible for collecting data about asteroids and comets in our solar system.

The move reinforces the International Astronomical Union's (IAU) recent decision to strip Pluto of its planethood and places it in the same category as other small solar-system bodies with accurately known orbits.

Word is that once Pluto gets out, it will have to register as a sex offender for penetrating the orbit of Uranus.

(Yes tee bee, blogging is still a guy thing, which is why I can get away with a bad Uranus joke)

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