Pluto will now be known as 134340

On Friday, September 15th 2006, the former planet Pluto was dubbed asteroid number 134340 to reflect its new status as a “dwarf planet.” Personally, I found it a little freaky that the scientific community changed the named so quickly. Plus, we’ll definitively have another thing to add to our list of things to tell our kids when they are older. “Yes, yes, daddy and mommy knew asteroid 134340 as planet Pluto in our young days.” To which he/she will probably respond: “What do I care ? Now, get out of my room.” Ha ha. A day to remember in my opinion.