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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Anathema Sit!

That describes my view of the new planet-counting proposal offered at the International Astronomy Union's General Assembly this week.

If it passes, I hereby declare I will become an Old Solarist, and acknowledge nine--and only nine--planets.

Twelve is right out.

Henceforth, anyone who tries to call Ceres a planet or makes reference to "plutons" will be cast into the outer darkness (a/k/a the Oort Cloud).

So let it be written, so let it be done.

[H/t to Todd for the link].

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