?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

why you should always clean your room

So, apparently, the reason Pluto is no longer a planet is because it keeps its room messy.

What I actually mean is that the definition the IAU used to define a planet is that it must a) orbit a star but not be another star or a moon; b) be round due to its gravity; and c) has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit. Since Pluto (and Eris and Ceres) fulfill the first two only, they're dwarf planets.

What have we learned? Clean your room, or else you might have your person status revoked.

(We have also learned that astronomy texts should not be read at 3a, but that's another thing.)

Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
muck_a_luck
Aug. 31st, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
or else you might have your person status revoked

Or at least your status as a planet.

I am happy to say, though, that as I am not round due to my own gravity, I don't have to worry about my mess. :D
melayneseahawk
Aug. 31st, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
Actually, if you're not round due to your own gravity (which is certainly a good thing :D), you're called a small solar system body.

At least, you would be if you were an asteroid. :P
miikarin
Sep. 1st, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
*laughs* I definitely could learn a thing or two about keeping my room clean. Especially since it seems that the consequences could be quite high. =)
( 3 comments — Leave a comment )

Tags

Latest Month

September 2014
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow