Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Who killed 'Planet' Pluto?

The sudden out cry by Astronauts and the space watch keepers on PLUTO, which they claim not be a Planet...I meant they claim it now to be a "DWARF PLANET".
"Pluto's out," said Michael Brown, the California Institute of Technology astronomer whose discovery last year of a planet-like object called 2003 UB313 reignited the long-running debate over whether Pluto should be considered a planet. "People are going to be unhappy, but it's the right thing to do. This is a great moment in science."

If I think about the school days, I was very fascinated when I read about the Universe, Galaxy, heavenly bodies, Comets, and other things about space used keep looking at the sky whenever I got time and was involved in building a telescope which never saw daylight till now remember asking myself and my folks so many questions about the existence of space and how it got formed. I was also on crossroads with what I study in science and what my religion thought. Yes, it was a conflict in my head with two philosophies of Evolution and the Creation.
I think I’m drifting away from what I wanted to say. Pluto as a planet was always my favorite cause this was the last planet which I need to remember and write during exams or tests & I had also learnt a secret phrase to remember all the 9 nine planets and I really felt good about it as my classmates tried so hard to re-call these 9 planets in order.
Well, im no longer in school so I can tell you this secret which can earn you 10 direct marks. it goes like this:

MY =Mars
VERY =Venus
EDUCATED =Earth
MOTHER =Mercury
JUST =Jupiter
SHOW =Saturn
US =Uranus
NINE =Neptune
PLANETS =Pluto

Now with demotion of Pluto, I know many Pluto lovers, astrologers are upset but I guess for sometime atleast Pluto will be in everyone’s mind.Hope next time when someone talks about Pluto it won't be Walt Disney's Character “Pluto” Mickey’s best pal!!!!

2 comments:

SavvySunshine said...

Steve, thanks for the add. I appreciate it.

Interesting article on Pluto. I'm a little bummed out about it. I mean, I've always known Pluto as a Planet, so it seem sodd tha tit's not a planet...

Sunshine

SavvySunshine said...

Hay, Steve! What about the addition of another ocean back in 2000. I only just heard about this now (I am so behind the times...)

Haven't seen you in a bit. How's everything?

Sunshine