Red alert! Red Alert! WE HAVE LOST PLUTO. Repeat, one of our planets is gone. PLANET DOWN! FIRE IN THE HOLE!. Call the JLA, mobilize the Avengers…was it Darkseid? GALACTUS? Maybe….THE DEATH STAR.
Leading astronomers declared Thursday that Pluto is no longer a planet under historic new guidelines that downsize the solar system from nine planets to eight.
After a tumultuous week of clashing over the essence of the cosmos, the International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of the planetary status it has held since its discovery in 1930.
The new definition of what is — and isn’t — a planet fills a centuries-old black hole for scientists who have labored since Copernicus without one.
Pluto is no stranger to controversy. In fact, it’s been dogged by disputes ever since its discovery. (Watch why some think planet size doesn’t matter — 3:39)
REED RICHARDS, DO SOMETHING!!!!