Give Pluto an “Honorary Planet” Status

Give Pluto an “Honorary Planet” Status

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Aaron Zavatchan started this petition to International Astronomical Union and

The International Astronomical Union stripped Pluto of its planetary status in 2006 when they redefined the classification for a planet.  If Pluto had never been classified as such, this would not be a concern; however, because of this, a member of our interplanetary community got the short end of the stick:  Pluto, the small, eccentric family member who lay beyond Neptune for much of its orbit, but not consistently.  This led to several problems: a general sympathy for our youngest, smallest sibling caused massive public backlash that carries to this day.  Our education system took years to catch up to this, as well—I know of a teacher who taught Pluto as a planet five years thereafter, and possibly even further; thus, so many people have been misinformed about Pluto’s planetary status.  

We, the signers of this petition, recognise that rules are rules, but when rules are written to exclude members from our family, that’s mean to both them and ourselves.  As Stitch said, “Ohana means family.  Family means no one is left behind.”  Let’s not leave Pluto behind, and award it with a title of “Honorary Planet,” so the planetary definition rules are recognised, but our family is too.

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