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So is it a planet or isn’t it? Pluto’s dubious status continues to cause debate among scientists, stargazers, and a lot of people with nothing better to do.

In the meantime, it seems they’re filming a movie in my neighbourhood. This struck me as more than a little odd when I passed by the orange signs, since I can’t even begin to fathom why anyone would choose my area – good for cheap rent, not much good for atmosphere – for a film location. So I checked out the information on the signs. The film, it seems, has a working title of “Neptune” – which, as far as I know, is definitely still a planet. No information about it appears yet on IMDb, as far as I can tell.

Oh, and a European space probe crashed into the moon yesterday. Seems this was designed to satisfy people who’d become bored with “World’s Scariest Police Chases” and spectacular NASCAR crashes.

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There are some things in the world that you just take for granted. The sunrise. Gravity. There being nine planets in the solar system.

Well, not anymore. Pluto has been demoted and is no longer a planet, reducing our solar system from nine planets to eight.

And in tomorrow’s headlines, Quebec will demand more funding from Ottawa to rewrite all the elementary school science textbooks.

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