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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

The Pluto (and therefore Sedna) debate continues

The debate rages onward. What I found particularly enjoyable was S. Alan Stern's rant in a recent Space Daily article where it is clear that emotionally, he really wants Pluto to be called a planet. This may have something to do with the fact that he is the leader of NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission. Would Pluto not be an equally interesting object of scientific study whether or not we label it "planet"? And what would an astronomical discovery be without an animated fly-by of the new discovery starting from Earth?

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