Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I personally believe Pluto should be classified as a planet, not just because I have grown up with it as a planet during my childhood, but who defines what a planet is and what is not. Sure, Pluto is small and insignificant, but who's to say that hypothetically, Earth is dwarf planet in comparison to others in our galaxy and universe. Perhaps aliens are looking at our planet and commenting on how Earth is a minuscule and is not significant in any way! I think not. Besides, who decided that Pluto fits the definition of a dwarf planet when the scientific community hasn't even come close to observing a tiny fraction of the forms in space? Pluto even goes above and beyond to have its own moon (not mentioning that the moon and Pluto's gravity pull each other!) I think before we start classifying planets on whether they are a planet or not, we need to discover more and more about all the intergalactic bodies around us.