Monday, August 14, 2006

Planet Emeritus



Rather than undergo the humiliation of being demoted from a planet to mere "cosmic debris," Pluto has apparently retired from planetary status at today's meeting of the International Astronomical Union

In exchange, the gathered scientists bestowed on Pluto the more respectable title of "Planet Emeritus."

In a press release Pluto insisted he was retiring to spend more time with his family.

5 Comments:

Blogger TPB said...

Those scientists have just altered 3rd grade science class forever:

My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nine ...(wha?)

How am I ever going to remember the names of the nine, I mean, eight planets of our solar system?! ;-)

4:02 PM  
Blogger 3wishes said...

wha? Many very eager monkies just slapped us nine........

4:23 PM  
Anonymous dankster312 said...

Looks like they're going to make it a planet. And at least three other rocks get to be planets now as well. Maybe 40 others...

9:03 AM  
Blogger Wordcat said...

Yeah, I read about it this morning. I guess the little planets are going to be called "plutons." Guess they didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings--got to be inclusive you know....

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops - looks like they went the other way with it. Pluto did lose its planet status. It's now a "dwarf planet". :P

8:54 AM  

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