Pluto gets and -oid

by bryan kennedy on Aug. 19th, 2008

If you were sad to see Pluto stripped of its planetary status, you can be glad that the poor mass of rock and ice has been given a break. The international body that officially defines the names of stellar objects has decided to call all objects like Pluto, plutoids. So if Pluto isn't a planet, what is it? It's a plutoid...so is Eris.

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JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I can't wait to call someone a plutoid, and then get beat up for being mean. And a nerd. And weak.

posted on Tue, 08/19/2008 - 12:01pm
Jasmine's picture
Jasmine says:

what the hek is a plutoid? yea let meh know on the real!

posted on Tue, 08/19/2008 - 3:00pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Thanks for keeping us posted!

posted on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 1:00am

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