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17th Jan '16 3:02:09 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''StarControlII''[[note]]Since the game was created in 1992, when Pluto was still considered a planet[[/note]], even if appears alone without Charon, almost devoid of mineral resources, and just with Fwiffo's ship down there.
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* Averted in ''StarControlII''[[note]]Since ''VideoGame/StarControlII''[[note]]Since the game was created in 1992, when Pluto was still considered a planet[[/note]], even if appears alone without Charon, almost devoid of mineral resources, and just with Fwiffo's ship down there.
2nd Jan '16 6:22:02 AM ScorpiusOB1
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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.
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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. 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]].
2nd Oct '15 9:55:05 AM FF32
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': The president has a button that blows up "the ''planet''" in case he became inexplicably evil. By the end of the episode, Cosmo pushes the button just because he can. Cue Pluto's destruction.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': The president has a button that [[EarthShatteringKaboom blows up up]] "the ''planet''" in case he became inexplicably evil. By the end of the episode, Cosmo pushes the button just because he can. Cue Pluto's destruction.

'''Wanda and Cosmo''': Hey! That's not nice!"\\ '''Cosmo''': That's where I keep my corn!"
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'''Wanda and Cosmo''': Hey! "Hey! That's not nice!"\\ '''Cosmo''': "[[BrickJoke That's where I keep my corn!"corn!]]"
1st Oct '15 7:08:43 AM ScorpiusOB1
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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]]. In addition to it, [[http://pluto.jhuapl.edu images from ''New Horizons'']] 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.
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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]]. In addition to it, Indeed [[http://pluto.jhuapl.edu other images from ''New Horizons'']] 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.
1st Oct '15 7:06:21 AM ScorpiusOB1
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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]].
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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]]. ever]]. In addition to it, [[http://pluto.jhuapl.edu images from ''New Horizons'']] 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.
10th Sep '15 11:52:15 PM Malachi108
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** This trope is subverted in [[https://xkcd.com/1020/ 1020]], where the first two panels seem like a typical Pluto controversy, but the third reveal it to be something else entirely.
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** This trope is subverted in [[https://xkcd.com/1020/ 1020]], where the first two panels seem like a typical Pluto controversy, but the third reveal reveals it to be about something else entirely.
6th Sep '15 5:14:28 PM nombretomado
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* 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, 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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* 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, NeilDeGrasseTyson, 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".
29th Aug '15 4:42:59 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Averted in ''StarControlII''[[note]]Since the game was created in 1992, when Pluto was still considered a planet[[/note]], even if appears alone without Charon, almost devoid of mineral resources, and just with Fwiffo's ship down there.
23rd Aug '15 8:40:42 PM Willbyr
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fixing redirect
* Averted in ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato]]''. When the crew discovers an enemy base on Pluto, they consider using the WaveMotionGun on it, but the captain vetoes use of the superweapon because Pluto harbors primitive native organisms which the heroes have no right to destroy. Later in the series, the evil Comet Empire shows off its muscle by destroying the ''Moon''.
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* Averted in ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato]]''.''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato''. When the crew discovers an enemy base on Pluto, they consider using the WaveMotionGun on it, but the captain vetoes use of the superweapon because Pluto harbors primitive native organisms which the heroes have no right to destroy. Later in the series, the evil Comet Empire shows off its muscle by destroying the ''Moon''.

* ''Manga/KeroroGunso'' has a Plutonian native visit Earth in one episode. Her species needs to be remembered to exist, and it's downgraded status is causing them to vanish. [[spoiler:She doesn't succeed in the end, and is forgotten.]]
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* ''Manga/KeroroGunso'' ''Manga/SgtFrog'' has a Plutonian native visit Earth in one episode. Her species needs to be remembered to exist, and it's downgraded status is causing them to vanish. [[spoiler:She doesn't succeed in the end, and is forgotten.]]
6th Aug '15 3:53:46 AM Malachi108
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even more xkcd
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** This trope is subverted in [[https://xkcd.com/1020/ 1020]], where the first two panels seem like a typical Pluto controversy, but the third reveal it to be something else entirely.
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