Can we seriously just demote Pluto like that? Pluto’s always been the littlest planet in our solar system. Our solar system. Our littlest planet. We loved it as our littlest, ninth planet. And now we’ve just outgrown its cuteness and decided we don’t need it as a planet anymore :-/
Now where we learned “9 planets and one sun”, kids in school will memorize a few more names when they’re learning the solar system: 8 planets and 3 “dwarf planets” — Ceres, Pluto, and “2003 UB313”/Xena.
I guess it works… Still seems a lil sad though…a lil dwarf planet sad.
BBC: Pluto loses status as a planet
National Geographic: Pluto Not a Planet, Astronomers Rule
Washington Post: Pluto Is No Longer a Planet, Astronomers Say
follow-up to last week’s post
She was 44.
She had three children, ages 16, 12, and 8.
She was active in her community as a volunteer, and played sports with her friends.
Apparently this past year she was grappling with a divorce, and alcoholism.
Did you know there’s a new Star Trek movie in production? I did not.
Apparently J.J. Abrams (a la Lost and Alias) will be directing the upcoming Star Trek XI.
Excerpts from Abrams interview by TV Guide
Looks so happy.
I just hope they can really accomplish it as they’re proposing/advertising…
Smash Bros. Brawl
Here is my big issue with what happens when both sides of the aisle wrap the flag around the conflict in Iraq: people like Terry Lisk get forgotten. It becomes a broad and abstract idea that none of us really know anything about. It turns into a general overarching grand concept of truth, ideals and virtue. It becomes a black and white argument with no middle ground while the truth of the matter is that the truth itself is the thing that lies in the gulf between the two.
(On a lighter note,) in Cars (watched yester.eve) they had drifting), and I totally knew what was cuz I just watched Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.