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Old July 3 2013, 10:38 PM   #20
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Re: IAU Rejects name of Vulcan for Pluto moon

iguana_tonante wrote: View Post
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I still maintain that Pluto was promoted, not demoted. It went from the last and least member of the planet category to the first and foremost member of a whole new category of object, the harbinger of a whole new era of discovery
You mean that for Pluto it's better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven?

Kidding aside, I agree completely. Now the whole "a dwarf planet is not a planet" is awkward, but oh well.
Very awkward since it has been hinted that if a Mars sized object or larger were to be found in the Kuiper Belt it would get the tag dwarf planet. Dwarf planets, terrestrial planets, gas giants to me are all planets.
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