Pluto is GONE!

  1. What's next? Mickey?

    Ok, bad jokes aside::

    Pluto, beloved by some as a cosmic underdog but scorned by astronomers who considered it too dinky and distant, was unceremoniously stripped of its status as a planet Thursday.
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    Rejoice Aqaurians! Your planet is now closer to the outer edge of our solar system! :chuckle
    Last edit by Roy Fokker on Aug 24, '06
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   mercyteapot
    Well, that's just wrong! Do you know how many hours my son spent researching Pluto for a Science project in 3rd grade? We even created a model of Pluto using a styrofoam ball, purple paint and push pins. You'd have to see it to appreciate it.
  4. by   sirI
    How sad.

    So, how's the ditty gonna go now?

    My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nothing?
  5. by   mercyteapot
    LOL... what ditty is dat?
  6. by   sirI
    The ditty that I memorized to learn the planets. First letter of each word was the first letter of each planet. The 'p' was pluto. The ditty used to be:

    My very educated mother just served us nine pizzas.

    Now, the ditty has to be changed.

    It is sad to see pluto go.
  7. by   Roy Fokker
    The Sun is 5 and a 1/2 light-hours from Pluto. Light from the Sun takes 5.5 hours to reach Pluto - while it takes a mere 8 minutes to reach Earth.

    A good comparision would be 26 yards (Earth-Sun) to 4000 miles (Pluto-Sun)!
  8. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from siri
    The ditty that I memorized to learn the planets. First letter of each word was the first letter of each planet. The 'p' was pluto. The ditty used to be:

    My very educated mother just served us nine pizzas.

    Now, the ditty has to be changed.

    It is sad to see pluto go.
    Maybe your very educated mother could serve you noodles instead. Nine pizzas seem like a bit much anyway.
  9. by   Medic2RN
    How sad! My kids will only know Pluto as a Disney character!!
  10. by   EricJRN
    A sad day indeed.
  11. by   RainDreamer
    My very eager mother just served us nachos
  12. by   mercyteapot
    My very enthusiastic mother just saw (Keith) Urban nekkid!
  13. by   traumaRUs
    lol.

    My husband came home yesterday and was so upset about this! He teaches airospace science in a junior ROTC program and he just got brand new books - tee hee hee

    Anyway....yes, this is sad...what will be next???
  14. by   sanctuary
    Next, the decision will be made that Australia is not a continent at all, but a piece broken off of NZ. The official designation will be a contraction of Giant Island, or Gi~lands.:wink2:

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