And yet another dissatisfied stargazer
I apologize that I do not post here very often anymore, there's not a lot to talk about by the time I run out of things I must do at work, but I read an article (Laurel Kornfeld: Pluto still a planet) where Laurel proceeds to indicate that the term planet should apply to any body whose gravity reshapes it to a spheroid... mm... I think the main difference I have with what she said if you look at an older article of mine called Nomenclature is that I created a sub-category based on surface gravity (minor planet, planet, giant/major planet) and a second one based on surface composition (liquid, rocky, gas). But let's face it, a planet is a planet, regardless of the subclassification. Read her article, and judge for yourself.