What is this handbasket we’re in, and where is it going?

Solar System VIII – Plutoid’s Revenge

It’s been two years since the Solar System, or the scientists who inhabit it, broke the bad news to Pluto – “Take off, you hoser, for your planethood is in question and we don’t want to include you our fraternity of heavenly bodies.” At least, I’m pretty sure that’s how the press release was worded.

However, we’ve now decided to throw the little guy a bone. We wouldn’t want him to fall in with a bad star system somewhere, after all. From now on, celestial bodies that fit an arbitrary description as agreed upon by the International Astronomical Union will be known as Plutoids. I want to be a scientist, spouting off random classifications for who or what can be categorized where; must be a cozy existence.

However, this new turn of events still doesn’t excuse them from screwing up my ‘Many Visitors Eat Mulberry Jam Spread Upon New Potatoes’ mnemonic. Now I’ll never be able to remember where Earth is in our heliocentric pecking order.


June 15, 2008 - Posted by | My twisted interpretation of science

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