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Pluto Demotion Comic

Pluto Demotion Comic

Although I don’t get much time to look at comics I certainly find a few of them funny as ever.  XKCD, I love you.  You guys come up with some of the funniest stuff.  Serves her right for throwing him out!  Poor Pluto, after so many years in it’s glorious classification it gets re-classified… of all the things.  Of course, it probably doesn’t help that my studies and activities at KU had involved the Clyde W. Tombaugh observatory on campus.  For those of you who may not know, he discovered Pluto.

Although he did not discover it in his time at KU, he did spend quite a bit of time there and thus, the observatory was named after him.  The telescope in my profile picture is the 6″ refractor that KU has on campus on the top of Lindley Hall, built in 1885 he actually used that very same telescope for some of his observations while at KU.

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