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Thursday, August 24, 2006
  I vote for Pluto to be a planet
That may mean we end up with 12 planets rather than 8, but Pluto does deserve to be described as a planet even though it wanders in and out of Neptune's orbit.
 
Comments:
Pah! That's conservatism. The only conceivable reason for calling Pluto a planet is the precedent.

Ceres was originally deemed a planet until other asteroids were found. Finding other TNOs puts pluto in a similar category.
 
Perhaps we should have a web vote.

Pluto is not always TNO. It also has a moon.

That should be pretty good. Something that orbits the sun and either dominates its orbit or has something that orbits it.
 
The asteroid Ida has a moon. Wikipedia has a list of 25 asteroids with satellites, linked from my blog.
 
I think you are probably going to win the argument on this.
 
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