Pluto (was: Re: Naming days of the week and months of the year????)
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 27, 2001, 15:58|
Henrik Theiling wrote:
> Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
> > Raymond Brown wrote:
> > > We now have nine planets - but a nine-day week is too long
> > Some astronomers don't consider Pluto a planet (in fact, didn't the IAU
> > officially declare it not a planet?
> Hmm?? Who not? It circles around the sun, ergo it's a planet.
I don't know if it was recently declared not a planet, but I do know
that there are people who don't consider it one.
The main reason is that it's much too small to be a planet, really. It's
more of a lone asteroid, or moon.
Maybe some one else can shed more light on this.