Friday, February 27, 2015

Never Say "Dwarf"!

In response to the post, I posted:

While determined to declare both Ceres and Pluto to be planets, the author admits, --And the Kuiper Belt may contain hundreds of other planetary worlds like Pluto.--  which would mean teaching our children that our solar system has not eight, but 352 planets?  789? Who knows how many? The term dwarf planet keeps the precious word 'planet' in play while differentiating the major eight from everything else.  I predict the term will remain in place.

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