Status of planets

So we have a proposal for the definition of a planet (1.3 MB PDF). It has quite a few clauses and doesn't seem to have gone down well with any astronomers that I have heard. On the Jodcast there is an interview with Prof Ian Robson (4.3 MB MP3) who was in a meeting talking about this very subject earlier today at the IAU. Apparently, the astronomers in that discussion weren't too impressed with the proposal either. I'm starting to wonder if this proposal will get passed next Thursday. If it doesn't, will the IAU have to go away and come up with another?

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Friday 18th Aug 2006 (19:47 BST) | Permalink
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