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Arguably, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune should not be considered the same class of objects as Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, and certain others. That would require completely rethinking celestial terminology.
we should really consider giving [Pluto] the status of an honorary planet.
be kind to thousands of children that love Pluto and call it a planet
But be kind to thousands of children that love Pluto and call it a planet, why not?
I think there are many things against it being regarded as a true planet, ....
... it orbits in an elliptical orbit that brings it closer than Neptune well outside the orbital plane of the other planets not to mention its small size
...The recent flyby and the amazing images of this unexpectedly beautiful complex little world, makes me feel we should really consider giving it the status of an honorary planet....