The IAU (International Astronomical Union) has officially demoted Pluto to a new class of DWARF planets. This means that under the classical definition of planet ratified at the meeting there are only 8 classical planets. (Taken from Steve's blog)
I am at odds about this. I say we start a petition to bring Pluto back. Anyone with me, comment on this blog and we will get this overruled. Come on people Pluto was not just any planet for most of you. It was your inner rouge.
This is not the usual planet, like Mars or Jupiter, that could go in any old elliptical orbit like all the others, but this was an eccentric planet. Willing to take risks. To think outside the box. To become the 8th planet at times and not always the 9th. What other planet can boast that. NONE I tell you, none. What planet could live in the realm of gaseous planets and still not be considered one of them, none other than our beloved Pluto. And now they go and try to take that away from us.
From this moment on I am in strike of the planetary system set up by the world. Strike I tell you. STRIKE!!!!
And note, what the hell does this mean - "has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit, and is not a satellite." That is the definition of a dwarf planet. Ok does that mean nothing orbiting the object like a Moon? hmmm, they are right I can't think of any "real" planets with those.