Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, July 18, 2015

It Really Comes Down to Astronomical Arrogance

So Dr. Tyson admitted that the decision to declassify Pluto was more of a bit of Earth-based arrogance than anything else.

The downgrading of Pluto came after the discovery of Sedna in 2003 made it evident that there could be even more planets further out. Astronomers, who faced the possibility of having more planets than they had fingers to count them, had to do something about that. So they reclassified Pluto. And so Pluto was demoted.

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