How Many Planets Do You Want in the Solar System?

The New York Times

Kenneth Chang asks New York Times readers how many planets they want in the Solar System.

In the previous post about Neil deGrasse Tyson's new book, The Pluto Files and the turmoil I had inflicted on his life, I wrote, Now, a year and a half after the International Astronomical Union decision, it seems to me that most people have reached the acceptance stage that there are eight planets in the solar system.

One commenter, Laurel Kornfeld, makes it clear that most people is a synonym for certainly not everyone: Acceptance stage of eight planets in our solar system? You have got to be kidding. She adds another 593 words arguing for Pluto’s planethood. . . .

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