Bye Bye Pluto!

Scientists decide Pluto’s no longer a planet
Planet definition approved, but dissenters plan a counteroffensive

Capping years of intense debate, astronomers resolved Thursday to demote Pluto in a wholesale redefinition of planethood that is being billed as a victory of scientific reasoning over historic and cultural influences. But the decision is already being hotly debated. "Pluto is not a planet," Brown said.

"There are finally, officially, eight planets in the solar system."


[Listening to: Jesus of Suburbia: Jesus of Suburbia/City of the Damned/I Don't Care/De by Green Day from the album American Idiot]