Sunday, April 12, 2015

Another Poll! Vote Yes, Pluto is a Planet!


http://app.plutosafari.com/poll.html

Results of this poll will be sent to the IAU. Currently, the results are 54 percent for Pluto and 46 percent against.

The site presents arguments for both sides of this debate. Interestingly, it erroneously attributes the discovery of Eris solely to Mike Brown, when the reality is that Eris was discovered by a team of three astronomers, the other two being Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz. Significantly, Rabinowitz signed Alan Stern's petition rejecting the IAU planet definition and demotion of Pluto.

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