Xena's now a planet

According to the Sydnet Morning Herald

The solar system has 12 planets, not nine.

That's the earthshaking conclusion of an influential international committee, which on Wednesday will recommend a new definition of what qualifies as a planet.


A planet, they decreed, is any star-orbiting object so large that its own gravity pulls in its rough edges, producing a near-perfect sphere.

The article goes on to exlain there are really 8 planets and a new class of planets called plutons.
Sounds like a cop-out to me -- answering the question by re-defining the question.
They are planets, but thet're not.

Second class planets? Can't be -- Xena 's 1st class in my book!

hat tip: Digg

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