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Pluto can be a planet (but not really), and everyone can call it a planet without the endless arguing, and scientists can call it a planet (with an included footnote saying not really) without having to argue with all the people who are offended that someone would take away plutos status like that.

If you're actually offended by a label applied to cold, desolate space rock changing, you need to rethink your life.

And astronomers don't call it a planet because they understand how science works. The only people arguing still are the "I frickfrock999ing love science!" crowd online.

Maybe I bought realestate on Pluto and now it's all worthless because no-one wants to visit another "cold desolate space rock". Tourists want to go to a planet.
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Because for a long time people have been saying this without any evidence whatsoever, based on stupid alien conspiracy theories. Now they're saying it's possible because of observable data.

It's not rocket science. They do that too.

People have been saying as long as I can remember that the gravitational reaction of some planets suggests there is another body tugging on them, and NASA said it was utter rubbish.
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You mean the 90% of the general public who think it's a crying shame that those mean scientists took away pluto's status like that? I understand the reasoning, and I don't really care other then the nostalgia factor, my post was just a bit of fun and a half serious way to solve the endless back and forth between the scientists and the general public on pluto's status. Honorary planet status bestowed as a one time thing for pluto given it's history with people, with a scientific footnote at the end of any talk about pluto clarifying it's status would solve the issue for both sides. Or we could have the endless arguing between the general public who only care that the pluto they grew up calling a planet got demoted, and the scientists who are fixated on what it's called when it's just a word.

Fine, but we have to be fair about it. Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta must also become honorary planets.

Also the general public is wrong and really bad at science. That's the only reason whooping cough is killing people in the 21st century.

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Maybe I bought realestate on Pluto and now it's all worthless because no-one wants to visit another "cold desolate space rock". Tourists want to go to a planet.

A desolate space rock labeled "planet" is as bad as a desolate space rock labeled "dwarf planet" as far as tourism goes.

There's way more interesting space rocks to visit, and they're closer anyway.
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You mean the 90% of the general public who think it's a crying shame that those mean scientists took away pluto's status like that? I understand the reasoning, and I don't really care other then the nostalgia factor, my post was just a bit of fun and a half serious way to solve the endless back and forth between the scientists and the general public on pluto's status. Honorary planet status bestowed as a one time thing for pluto given it's history with people, with a scientific footnote at the end of any talk about pluto clarifying it's status would solve the issue for both sides. Or we could have the endless arguing between the general public who only care that the pluto they grew up calling a planet got demoted, and the scientists who are fixated on what it's called when it's just a word.

Or just be accurate and call Pluto a dwarf planet, which is actually is.
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People have been saying as long as I can remember that the gravitational reaction of some planets suggests there is another body tugging on them, and NASA said it was utter rubbish.

NASA doesn't have final say on astronomical matters. They help plan, design, build, launch and monitor some amazing probes and landers, but as a whole they aren't a bunch of astronomers.

Why does everyone keep referring to what NASA says or doesn't say?rolleyes.gif
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