i think it’s a universal truth that everyone in our generation takes pluto’s losing its planetary status as a personal offense
pluto is smaller than russia. why did we ever even consider it a planet?
BECAUSE IT’S A PART OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
OHANA MEANS FAMILY
FAMILY MEANS NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND
then we should have millions of planets lmao?
Ceres was considered to be a planet for fifty years. When more objects in its neighborhood were discovered (Vesta, Pallas, etc) a new classification was introduced — “asteroid”.
Pluto was discovered in 1930, when telescopes got sophisticated enough to detect it. The Kuiper Belt, of which Pluto is a part, was discovered in 1992. New discoveries mean review and modification of existing ideas and theories, and a new classification — “Kuiper Belt object”. With the discoveries of Eris, Haumea, Makemake, and Sedna, a new classification emerged in 2006: “dwarf planet”.
There’s no reason to have Pluto feels and not have Ceres feels for the exact same reasons.