Cast a vote. Should we call Pluto a planet or not? Does it matter what we
Pluto got along quite fine for 4.5 billion years before we started calling it
a planet, or calling it Pluto. It will get along just fine whatever we call
I personally don’t consider Pluto to be a planet, too small, too many
others pretty much the same size in the same general area of the solar
system. Remember, we used to call a bunch of astroids “planets” for quite
a while, but we kept finding ever more of them, so we dropped it nearly a
hundred years ago, I have not heard anyone during my entire life grumping
that we no longer call those astroids “planets” anymore.
Privately I call Pluto “Fred."
Harry F. Leopold
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