Dear 100 Hour Board,
My roommate asked me a few minutes ago if Pluto had been downgraded from its planet status (and we're not talkin' Mickey's dog). I did a little googling, but all I could come up with was that Pluto's status is still being debated. Some websites said yes, some said no, some basically said Pluto is whatever your heart desires it to be. I was wondering if ya'll knew anything about this. Is it just debatable, or is there a specific scientific, um, organization or something that has declared Pluto to be a planet or something less than that?
- Roommate of a physical science student
It's a conspiracy. Trummed up by the National Planet Registry to try and get some poor, desperately in love astronomy major to pay 50 bucks to get it named after his girlfriend.
-Thor (whose ex-girlfriend apparently owns some nebula 20 million light years away)