Saturday, August 26, 2006

COSMIC LOOKS. Sure, you can look at all the latest Astronomy Pictures of the Day...but the real story this week was the reclassification of Pluto (pictured below), no longer considered a planet. The biggest impact will be on elementary schools that now have to go back and regrade quizzes to take away points from those who answered 9 and give overdue credit to the visionaries who answered 8. (I imagine that this is very good news for President Bush.)

No change will have to be made in Gustav Holst's popular symphonic suite The Planets, which never had a movement for Pluto. However, things do not bode well for the "Pluto" movement added by Colin Matthews in 2000.


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