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Friday, March 09, 2007

New Mexico May Legislate Come Back for Ninth Planet Pluto

New Mexico may be known as "The Land of Enchantment," but it may be in a state of becoming the "global center for astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science" as state legislators meeting in "The City Different" vote on on HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 54 Tuesday to declare Pluto a planet, according to Wired.

Introduced by Rep. Joni Marie Gutierrez, (D-Dona Ana County), the measure not only declares Pluto a planet but honors Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer from Las Cruces, New Mexico that discovered the now disputed planet in 1930 if passed by legislators meeting in Santa Fe.

Space.com notes that "New Mexico could effectively secede from the astronomical community if a resolution to call Pluto a planet is passed." The international debate is expected to rage as the New Horizons spacecraft draws closer to what was once known as Pluto.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

BRING PLUTO BACK TO A PLANET!!!

Anonymous said...

you cant just take away my favorite planet and dwarf it.ITS INHUMAN AND STUPID!!!! I LOVE U PLUTO DONT WORRY WELL GET U BACK MY LOVE!!! bring him back bring him back............... sighned with love plutos only inhabitant

Anonymous said...

I love pluto and it is my favorite planet..
IDC if scientist say that pluto is not a planet...
2 me it is ;D

Anonymous said...

i agree it is stupid to tke a planet away because it has been in out solar system for thousands of years its stupid its been there before we were so why does it all of a sudden not a planet who cares if plutos star is bigger than pluto it stupid ans so is the person who thuoght that pluto should not be a planet