Some people who spend their nights staring up at the stars still have black bands around their telescopes.
This is to commemorate the heinous day in 2006 when the International Astronomical Union demoted Pluto to dwarf planet status.
Now, the bountifully deep and forward-thinking state of Illinois is showing its Illinoyance. It has decided that the IAU is comprised of downright plonkers and that Pluto will, on March 13, 2009, be reinstated as a full, mature rockstar planet.
In fact, March 13 will be Pluto Day in Illinois.
It appears that Clyde Tombaugh, the fine citizen who discovered Pluto, was … Read more