Friday, August 25, 2006


The International Astronomers Union made the following announcement overnight: “The IAU members gathered at the 2006 General Assembly agreed that a “planet” is defined as a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (c) has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit." "This means,” the IAU explained, “That the Solar System consists of eight “planets” Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. A new distinct class of objects called “dwarf planets” was also decided.""The first members of the “dwarf planet” category are Ceres, Pluto and 2003 UB313,” said the IAU, adding that up to a dozen new dwarf planets will be added to the category. We must call for the protection of Pluto, it is only right. What has Pluto ever done to us? it does not deserve to be shamed out of the solar system just because a few earthling geeks think so. SAVE PLUTO

1 comment:

cozmic said...

I'm with you on this one, can't they stop meddling with things, or is it that they have to create jobs for these so called scientists to do, so redefining planets is one thing for them to do. Get a life.