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F Minus by Tony Carrillo for November 17, 2012

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    Michael Thorton  over 6 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.

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    i_am_the_jam  over 6 years ago

    Now they’re in trouble…

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    Superfrog  over 6 years ago

    It’s a Mickey Mouse planet.

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    Nabuquduriuzhur  over 6 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.

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    psychlady  over 6 years ago

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

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    Kvasir42 Premium Member over 6 years ago

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

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    J Short Premium Member over 6 years ago

    You call yourself a planet?

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    Davepostmp  over 6 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.

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    Mopman  over 6 years ago

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

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    gordrogb Premium Member over 6 years ago

    How did he get here? Did he use Orbitz?

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 6 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.

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    ColonelClaus  over 6 years ago

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

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    danlarios  over 6 years ago

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

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    angusdad  over 6 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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    pcolli  over 6 years ago

    No, not all the planets orbit on the same plane. I suggest that a bit of research is in order.

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    zack4812  over 6 years ago

    I still think Pluto is a planet!

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