One thing I’m kinda’ fed up with reading on here are all the posts complaining about Pluto not being a planet any more. Educate yourselves, people, if you feel THAT passionately about it…educate yourselves! Pluto IS a planet, it’s merely been reclassified as a dwarf planet, of which there are at least five in our solar system, but possibly as many as nine. At least one of them, Eris, is actually bigger than Pluto. So if you’re going to argue that Pluto should be classified as a planet, then Eris should be too.
Rather than complaining that there are now only eight planets instead of nine, how about you get excited about the fact that, if you include all of the dwarf planets, there are seventeen planets in our solar system! How cool is that?
So stop grumbling about Pluto’s reclassification and, instead, give some love to Ceres, Haumea, Makemake, Eris, Orcus, Quaoar, 2007OR10 and Sedna instead!
Indeed…wouldn’t your energies be better expended on lamenting the lack of a proper name for poor old 2007OR10?
Just look at it…
…doesn’t it deserve a better name?