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18th Oct '17 7:42:41 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's book ''Literature/WorldOfPtaavs'', Pluto is set on fire by a spaceship's exhaust flame.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's book ''Literature/WorldOfPtaavs'', ''Literature/WorldOfPtavvs'', Pluto is set on fire by a spaceship's exhaust flame.
18th Oct '17 7:42:24 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's book ''[[Literature/KnownSpace World Of Ptaavs]]'', Pluto is set on fire by a spaceship's exhaust flame.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's book ''[[Literature/KnownSpace World Of Ptaavs]]'', ''Literature/WorldOfPtaavs'', Pluto is set on fire by a spaceship's exhaust flame.
9th Sep '17 8:07:13 PM RisefromYourGrave
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That might have changed when the first clear picture of Pluto taken by ''New Horizons'' [[https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-spacecraft-displays-pluto-s-big-heart-0 revealed a large heart formation on its surface]][[note]]currently unofficially named by NASA (the IAU has to approve it) as the [[http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/15/8972271/nasa-new-horizons-new-pluto-image Tombaugh Regio,]] after the discoverer of Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh[[/note]] making it an internet sensation and possibly the most [[{{Moe}} adorable (dwarf) planet ever]]. Indeed [[http://pluto.jhuapl.edu other images from the same spacecraft]] have shown Pluto is far from being a dead world covered with craters, instead having large -for its size- mountains, what seem to be dunes, and complex surface features that show (at least past) geological activity.[[note]]Not to mention both [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geological_features_on_Pluto it]] and its largest moon, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geological_features_on_Charon Charon]], may become geek's paradises if the IAU has no problems with those names.[[/note]]

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That might have changed when the first clear picture of Pluto taken by ''New Horizons'' [[https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-spacecraft-displays-pluto-s-big-heart-0 revealed a large heart formation on its surface]][[note]]currently unofficially named by NASA (the IAU has to approve it) as surface]][[note]]named the [[http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/15/8972271/nasa-new-horizons-new-pluto-image [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombaugh_Regio Tombaugh Regio,]] after the discoverer of Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh[[/note]] making it an internet sensation and possibly the most [[{{Moe}} adorable (dwarf) planet ever]]. Indeed [[http://pluto.jhuapl.edu other images from the same spacecraft]] have shown Pluto is far from being a dead world covered with craters, instead having large -for its size- mountains, what seem to be dunes, and complex surface features that show (at least past) geological activity.[[note]]Not to mention both [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geological_features_on_Pluto it]] and its largest moon, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geological_features_on_Charon Charon]], may become geek's paradises if the IAU has no problems with those names.[[/note]]
8th Sep '17 7:21:27 AM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': This is the B-plot of "Something Ricked This Way Comes", where it revealed that Pluto ''used'' to be a planet, but the mining of Plutonium from its core is slowly causing it to shrink, which will eventually lead to an EarthShatteringKaboom. Jerry's belief that Pluto is still a planet attracks the attention of a Plutonian politician, who recruits him to ensure the masses that there is nothing wrong with Pluto by telling them it is still a planet and keeping them in the dark about the truth. A scientist shows Morty the truth and has him speak out about it, but Jerry's desire to be right and wanting people to like him outweighs doing the right thing. However, when the politician has the scientist arrested, who turns out to be his own son, has Jerry tell the masses that Pluto is not a planet. This causes public outrage and Jerry and Morty to be booted from the planet, leaving the fate of the Plutonians ambiguous.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': This is the B-plot of "Something Ricked This Way Comes", where it revealed that Pluto ''used'' to be a planet, but the mining of Plutonium from its core is slowly causing it to shrink, which will eventually lead to an EarthShatteringKaboom. Jerry's belief that Pluto is still a planet attracks attracts the attention of a Plutonian politician, who recruits him to ensure the masses that there is nothing wrong with Pluto by telling them it is still a planet and keeping them in the dark about the truth. A scientist shows Morty the truth and has him speak out about it, but Jerry's desire to be right and wanting people to like him outweighs doing the right thing. However, when the politician has the scientist arrested, who turns out to be his own son, has Jerry tell the masses that Pluto is not a planet. This causes public outrage and Jerry and Morty to be booted from the planet, leaving the fate of the Plutonians ambiguous.
8th Sep '17 7:20:29 AM vexusdylandasecond
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** Pluto appears in "The Singing", singing a somber song about losing its status as a planet. One of the other planets tells her to quiet down.
* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': This is the B-plot of "Something Ricked This Way Comes", where it revealed that Pluto ''used'' to be a planet, but the mining of Plutonium from its core is slowly causing it to shrink, which will eventually lead to an EarthShatteringKaboom. Jerry's belief that Pluto is still a planet attracks the attention of a Plutonian politician, who recruits him to ensure the masses that there is nothing wrong with Pluto by telling them it is still a planet and keeping them in the dark about the truth. A scientist shows Morty the truth and has him speak out about it, but Jerry's desire to be right and wanting people to like him outweighs doing the right thing. However, when the politician has the scientist arrested, who turns out to be his own son, has Jerry tell the masses that Pluto is not a planet. This causes public outrage and Jerry and Morty to be booted from the planet, leaving the fate of the Plutonians ambiguous.
28th Jul '17 4:39:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In RosemaryWells's book and the AnimatedAdaptation of [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17htoz_emilys-first-100-days-of-school_shortfilms "Emily's First 100 Days Of School"]] which has 100 pages which has events related to the number. Was the 8th page, where Emily and her the other students tell how many planets for the Solar System. Pluto is inculuded in it, this was made years before Pluto was no longer a planet.

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* In RosemaryWells's Creator/RosemaryWells's book and the AnimatedAdaptation of [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17htoz_emilys-first-100-days-of-school_shortfilms "Emily's First 100 Days Of School"]] which has 100 pages which has events related to the number. Was the 8th page, where Emily and her the other students tell how many planets for the Solar System. Pluto is inculuded in it, this was made years before Pluto was no longer a planet.
6th May '17 5:38:04 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'', Laphicet can equip bags as his particular type of protective equipment unique to him, some of which are named after planets. The description for the Pluto Satchel reads "A bag unfairly cast out of bag society, causing it to be slowly forgotten."
28th Apr '17 8:49:40 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* Interestingly, Ceres played the trope straight before inverting it: upon discovery in 1801, it was classified as a planet, along with Pallas, Juno and Vesta, until further researches shrunk their size while countless small, similar bodies kept popping up. Thus, they were all re-categorised as asteroids. With the new classification standards in 2006, Ceres was re-categorised again, so it was "demoted" from planet to asteroid, and then "promoted" from asteroid to dwarf planet.
* Many people and groups had delisted Pluto before the 2006 decision, most prominently the Hayden Planetarium when it reopened in a new building in 2000. Its director, UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson, has since become a public spokesman in favor of Pluto's non-planethood due to that initial controversy somewhat ironically and unwillingly since he's an astrophysicist, more concerned with the universe at large. A more willing public face of the Pluto Perish movement is astronomer Mike Brown; not only is he actually a planetary astronomer, but he discovered Eris, the Kuiper belt object more massive than Pluto that got it demoted in the first place. Brown takes a mildly ironic joy in his role in history; his Twitter handle is @Plutokiller and his autobiography is called "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming".

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* Interestingly, Ceres played the trope straight before inverting it: upon discovery in 1801, it was classified as a planet, along with Pallas, Juno and Vesta, until further researches shrunk their size while countless small, similar bodies kept popping up. Thus, they were all re-categorised as asteroids.asteroids, [[OlderThanTheyThink which is pretty much exactly what happened to Pluto one hundred-fifty years later]]. With the new classification standards in 2006, Ceres was re-categorised again, so it was "demoted" from planet to asteroid, and then "promoted" from asteroid to dwarf planet.
* Many people and groups had delisted Pluto before the 2006 decision, most prominently the Hayden Planetarium when it reopened in a new building in 2000. Its director, UsefulNotes/NeilDeGrasseTyson, has since become a public spokesman in favor of Pluto's non-planethood due to that initial controversy somewhat ironically and unwillingly since he's an astrophysicist, more concerned with the universe at large. A more willing public face of the Pluto Perish movement is astronomer Mike Brown; not only is he actually a planetary astronomer, but he discovered Eris, the Kuiper belt object more massive than Pluto that got it demoted in the first place. Brown takes a mildly ironic joy in his role in history; his Twitter handle is @Plutokiller and his autobiography is called "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming". Dr. Brown sees even further hilarity in being one of the leading advocates in the search for the Solar System's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Nine true ninth planet]], due to his discovery of a dwarf planet whose orbit can not be attributed to the gravity of the eight known planets.



* Historically, astronomers were only looking for the solar system's ninth planet because they made a mistake when calculating Uranus and Neptune's masses when determining their orbits, and concluded that there was another large object affecting them[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight hilariously]], in the 2010s, scientists began suspecting there really is a massive, Neptune-sized planet beyond Neptune's orbit; however, it's thought to be located way too far away to have affected Uranus and Neptune, so rather, it, the so-called Planet Nine, is thought to be perturbing the Kuiper Belt instead[[/note]]. When Voyager II allowed astronomers to get an accurate figure of their masses, it turns out that their orbits perfectly account for all of the known planets. So if it hadn't been for that mistake, Pluto likely wouldn't have been discovered until decades later, and there would have been a much smaller gap between Pluto's discovery and the rest of the Kuiper Belt. Ultimately, [[ForWantOfANail the only reason the general public, and even most astronomers, care about Pluto is because of a math error]].

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* Historically, astronomers were only looking for the solar system's ninth planet because they made a mistake when calculating Uranus and Neptune's masses when determining their orbits, and concluded that there was another large object affecting them[[note]][[HilariousInHindsight hilariously]], in the 2010s, scientists began suspecting there really is a massive, Neptune-sized planet beyond Neptune's orbit; however, it's thought to be located way too far away to have affected Uranus and Neptune, so rather, it, the so-called Planet Nine, is thought to be perturbing the far side of Kuiper Belt instead[[/note]]. When Voyager II allowed astronomers to get an accurate figure of their masses, it turns out that their orbits perfectly account for all of the known planets. So if it hadn't been for that mistake, Pluto likely wouldn't have been discovered until decades later, and there would have been a much smaller gap between Pluto's discovery and the rest of the Kuiper Belt. Ultimately, [[ForWantOfANail the only reason the general public, and even most astronomers, care about Pluto is because of a math error]].
30th Mar '17 9:19:58 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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That might have changed when the first clear picture of Pluto taken by ''New Horizons'' [[https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-spacecraft-displays-pluto-s-big-heart-0 revealed a large heart formation on its surface]][[note]]currently unofficially named by NASA (the IAU has to approve it) as the [[http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/15/8972271/nasa-new-horizons-new-pluto-image Tombaugh Regio,]] after the discoverer of Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh[[/note]] making it an internet sensation and possibly the most [[{{Moe}} adorable (dwarf) planet ever]]. Indeed [[http://pluto.jhuapl.edu other images from the same spacecraft]] have shown Pluto is far from being a dead world covered with craters, instead having large -for its size- mountains, what seem to be dunes, and complex surface features that show (at least past) geological activity[[note]]Not to mention both [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geological_features_on_Pluto it]] and its largest moon, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geological_features_on_Charon Charon]], may become geek's paradises if the IAU has no problems with those names[[/note]].

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That might have changed when the first clear picture of Pluto taken by ''New Horizons'' [[https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-spacecraft-displays-pluto-s-big-heart-0 revealed a large heart formation on its surface]][[note]]currently unofficially named by NASA (the IAU has to approve it) as the [[http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/15/8972271/nasa-new-horizons-new-pluto-image Tombaugh Regio,]] after the discoverer of Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh[[/note]] making it an internet sensation and possibly the most [[{{Moe}} adorable (dwarf) planet ever]]. Indeed [[http://pluto.jhuapl.edu other images from the same spacecraft]] have shown Pluto is far from being a dead world covered with craters, instead having large -for its size- mountains, what seem to be dunes, and complex surface features that show (at least past) geological activity[[note]]Not activity.[[note]]Not to mention both [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geological_features_on_Pluto it]] and its largest moon, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_geological_features_on_Charon Charon]], may become geek's paradises if the IAU has no problems with those names[[/note]].
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On the other hand, one might be inclined to wonder how it relates to the death of [[Anime/SailorMoon Meio Setsuna]]...

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On the other hand, one might be inclined to wonder how it relates to the death of [[Anime/SailorMoon Meio Setsuna]]...
Setsuna]]....
15th Feb '17 9:27:53 PM ZootyCutie94
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* The ''[[=StoryBots=]]'' educational song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHAqT4hXnMw We are the Planets]]" features the first eight planets with a verse...while Pluto is seen sulking in the background for a split second.

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* The ''[[=StoryBots=]]'' ''[=StoryBots=]'' educational song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHAqT4hXnMw We are the Planets]]" features the first eight planets with a verse...while Pluto is seen sulking in the background for a split second.
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