Then There Were Eight

Posted on February 2, 2007. Filed under: Planets, Solar System, Space |

Pluto’s demotion made us angry, confused, dismissive, and sad. We’d broken the cardinal rule–we’d gotten emotionally involved.

At first, it seemed like Pluto might pull through. On August 15, when word leaked out that the Planet Definition Committee had proposed letting Pluto persist as a bona fide planet (and not just as a “dwarf planet”), it looked like a victory for the cosmic underdog. Pluto, the runt of our solar system, was going to be okay.

Read more after the jump.

+ Then There Were Eight [from SeedMagazine]

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