Make Ceres a Planet?

Personally I have found the whole debate about Pluto's status as a planet a bit depressing. Pluto, and its three known moons, is still incredibly interesting no matter what a whole load of carbon-based life forms on the third planet from the Sun may think. Following Dave P's mention that the state of New Mexico had declared Pluto to be a planet (only when Pluto is in the night skies though), the e-Astronomer points out that "Plutan Officials have so far not reciprocated by recognising the legitimacy of the State of New Mexico". Of course, the e-Astronomer has been suffering the wrath of Pluto-planet-proponents since his part in the re-classification of Pluto last summer but in a shocking turn-around he now wants Ceres reinstated to full planet-status. There is no Ceres petition in place yet (well, there is but it is the wrong Ceres) but no doubt it is only a matter of time.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Monday 26th Mar 2007 (13:25 GMT) | Permalink
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