Saturday, August 26, 2006

Not everyone is kicking Pluto to the curb

Group of little people take up the cause

Pluto the dog made his debut in 1930 -- the same year that a 24-year-old American astronomer, Clyde Tombaugh, discovered what until now was called the ninth and outermost planet. It should come as no surprise, then, that Walt Disney characters have taken up the cause of the heavenly body that got the boot. Agence France Presse has details.

Related: A planet always, Now they'll have to tell the fifth-graders

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Dr. Deborah Serani said...

My daughter just did a report on the solar system and is worried that when she gets back to school, her grade will be lowered as a result. I told her not to worry, but it is interesting to see how she took this news.

Deb S. said...

Dr. Deb: It is interesting how your daughter took the news.

If they were going to demote Pluto, I guess it's better that they did it at the beginning of the school year. Imagine what would have happened if Pluto had been booted just as students were completing science fair projects!

Rose said...

You are right Deb, not everyone is doing that. Pluto has been there too long.

Fletch said...

Hi Deb, this is great. I was waiting for the "Disney" angle on the whole Pluto thing. I think they should have gone a bit further..."Mickey devastated at news". Keep up the great work.

Deb S. said...

Fletch: Mickey is devastated by the news. He was keeping a smile on his face for appearances, but now he has gone into seclusion.

He'll bounce back in a couple of days, I think. I've sent him a gift basket of his favorite cheese. :-)