Very enjoyable CSM article on the new solar system

In the end, the change “might be OK,” says Caltech astronomer Michael Brown, who dubs it the “no ice ball left behind” approach. He estimates the solar system might end up with some 53 planets as astronomers continue to explore the solar system’s outer reaches. The plan provides details “only a scientist would love,” he adds, “while other people will look and say, ‘That’s crazy,’ then go about their business.”

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0817/p25s01-usgn.html

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