2Do they have something against Yellow Dogs or something? Maybe he’s just a little too friendly?
3Fault of Mike Brown One of most important planetary astronomers Published book:How I Killed Pluto, and Why it Had it Coming.Things came to a head at International Astronomical Union Meeting (IAU) in 2006Meeting had heated arguments and shouting matchesHis young daughter didn’t like it either
4Why was this such a big Deal? This is where you guys try to answer (not all at once, please!)
5We always knew something wasn’t quite right with Pluto. . . Very small, (two thirds the size of Mercury)Very far outOrbit is much more ellipticalAnd not in the plane of the eight other planetsNot always the ninth planet – it was inside the orbit of Neptune for about 20 years (1979 to 1999)
10If Pluto was going to be a planet, it was going to have a lot of company Asteroid CeresPluto’s own moon CharonEris (formerly Xena), Greek God of Discord, was the final straw, because it was actually bigger than PlutoWould have meant between 3 and 20 new planets, possibly up to 200 later.