- Jan 24, 2009Hi Everybody. When I got home this evening the top AOL news story was
that STEREO took the first images from the other side of the sun ever.
The NASA mission specialist said that this was the first time we ever
gotten images from the dark side of the sun. I found that highly
amusing and ironic and was wondering if this person might have been one
of those who demoted Pluto from planet status. Probably not but no
wonder the public gets mixed signals from astronomical community. It's
full of old nomenclature that is wrong but is still in use, planetary
nebulae just to name one. Planetary nebulae have nothing to do with
planets. Let's correct all the books not yet published and those to be
printed hereafter because of this glaring error. If there is a dark
side of the sun surely there is room for Pluto to take its rightful
place among the planets once again! That's my opinion and I'm stickin'
to it. Jim
(Editorial opinion of the writer only and not necessarily that of the
moderators of this forum. :)