Pluto In The Dog House

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In a Mickey Mouse decision, the International Astronomical Union made the planet Pluto into a non-planet named Pluto. This was apparently the only thing of any real import on their agenda as far as anyone can tell.

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.

Although astronomers applauded after the vote, Jocelyn Bell Burnell — a specialist in neutron stars from Northern Ireland who oversaw the proceedings — urged those who might be "quite disappointed" to look on the bright side.

"It could be argued that we are creating an umbrella called 'planet' under which the dwarf planets exist," she said, drawing laughter by waving a stuffed Pluto of Walt Disney fame beneath a real umbrella.

So, we here at Blue Crab Boulevard humbly submit a new logo for the IAU to commemorate their historic conference. (Anyone who didn't see this coming isn't paying attention!).

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