Re: Pluto: A Complex and Changing World : Big Pictures and a real article

On Fri, 05 Feb 2010 00:03:43 -0800, Thad Floryan <thad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


Our solar system has glamorous planets: ringed Saturn, multicolored Jupiter,
and ruddy red Mars. But arguably one of the most popular worlds for the public
is the tiny and distant Pluto.


Which all goes to show that Pluto promises to be a very interesting
place. As far as I'm concerned, the IAU's distinction of "planet" and
"dwarf planet" is a distinction without a difference.