F Minus by Tony Carrillo

F Minus

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  1. Michael Thorton

    Michael Thorton said, about 4 years ago

    I can understand why.

    I always believed that Pluto is a planet and I still say it is.

    And anyone who disagrees is an uneducated halfwit.

  2. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, about 4 years ago

    Now they’re in trouble…

  3. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, about 4 years ago

    It’s a Mickey Mouse planet.

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    Beside the exercise in ego that demoted Pluto and the other 3 new planets discovered, the handful of astronomers who managed to take over the IAU’s board never thought about the public reaction.

    Instead of excitement over tenth, eleventh and twelfth planets, two of which are Mercury-sized or larger, we have have a new arbitrary and capricious category and thus 4 “Trans-neptunian objects”.

    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

    So, no excitement over newly-discovered planets, and thus no new grants ,no new donations, no new demanding we go out there and find out what they are like.

    One wonders how much that little stunt cost astronomy.

  5. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 4 years ago

    Pluto has always been a planet!! Why change it now???

  6. jeffc42

    jeffc42 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    It must take Pluto a while to travel through space, since that decision was reached several years ago.

  7. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    You call yourself a planet?

  8. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, about 4 years ago

    Pluto is more than twice the diameter and a dozen times the mass of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt(Wikipedia). So…I don’t think so.

  9. Have Mop Will Travel

    Have Mop Will Travel said, about 4 years ago

    Good point. The earth was always the center of the universe, why change it now?

  10. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, about 4 years ago

    How did he get here? Did he use Orbitz?

  11. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Is that Mike Brown answering the door?
    What bothers me is that the IAU did not vote on the other major sized solar system bodies, and just “grandfathered in”: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune, as fully fledged Planets without voting on each of them, based on the definition of a Planet. Only Pluto had to pass the definition and a vote to be classified as a Planet or not. Rumor has it that Dr. Neil Tyson was the main arguer against Pluto. Mike Brown was not part of the committee that made the decision but he was and still is against Pluto being classified as a Planet.

  12. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, about 4 years ago

    I’m just thankful Clyde isn’t here to see this foolishness

  13. Alan Bedford

    Alan Bedford said, about 4 years ago

    @Colonel Claus

    I always thought that the demotion of Pluto was largely due to the act that Clyde Tombaugh did not have a college degree at all when he discovered Pluto; Although he later earned both a B.S. and M.S. in astronomy, he never got a Ph.D. and therefore was not a “real” astronomer.

  14. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, about 4 years ago

    if it’s bigger than my van it’s a planet he looks pissed off

  15. angusdad

    angusdad said, about 4 years ago

    I love how you can learn so much from the comments to these comics. What I really like about this site is not only do they have great comics, but the comments are wonderful.

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