Right 'n' all!
I haven't felt quite right since Pluto was downgraded. It felt like a kick up Uranus.
It was a shock when the planet count was depluted.
You must remember Pluto does not orbit within the solar plane as the other 8 do and because it does not aquire the amount of mass it can only be classed as a planetoid there are larger planetoids within the Kuiper belt than Pluto that is why it had to be downgraded . jmb
Science here, Illinois there.
Ah! But! Why downgrade Pluto? It's just doing what it's always done and no one objected to it being a Planet before! Maybe those bigger rocks in the Kuiper Belt should be upgraded, after all, they have as much right to be there as Pluto does! Just because it's a little bit different, we all like to be different, imagine, just 'cause it orbits outside the circle, it loses its title! I'm orl affendud!
I wonder, how did the people of Pluto get the bribe to the Illinois politicians?
Pluto isn't just Pluto. It's Charon, too.
As for it's orbit being weird, you can say that of both Mercury (Always has the same face to the sun) and Uranus or Neptune (whichever one has it's axis almost pointing at the sun).
Also, Neptune's orbit's so elliptical that it occasionally orbits outside of Pluto's.
As it 'appens, on July 12, 2011, Neptune will have completed the first full orbit since its discovery in 1846, although it won't appear at its exact discovery position in our sky because the Earth will be in a different location in its 365.25-day orbit.
Who cares about Pluto does it really matter ??? I think there are lots more important things in life , than a speck of light in the night sky.
Be careful Waffler, you don't want a Plutonian hear you say that! They're the ones who were part of the consortium with the Vogons to get rid of earth so that they could put in a hyperspace bypass. Fortunately, it hasn't happened......yet!
Well Waffler I'm sure some people might feel in a similar way about - say - football teams.
It's good to talk!
I reckon Charles would dispute that .