Holst knew about Pluto

Holst knew by 1916 that Pluto wasn’t a planet. Not only was he not an astronomer, his interest in the planets came from astrology. Take that fuddy duddy astronomers! Don’t continue to deny that Pluto is just a little rock rather than a planet.
I came to this conclusion when I realized that in his composition The Planets there is no piece for Pluto. Or for Earth, for that matter, but I’ll give it an exception since we’re on that planet.


Tags: , , ,

2 Responses to “Holst knew about Pluto”

  1. Jim Says:

    Yeah. All astronomical objects in this solar system not discovered by 1916 aren’t big enough to be planets, by golly!

  2. jjackowski Says:

    Exactly! Clearly part of the definition of a planet should be that it is large enough to be seen through telescopes a century old. A lot of asteroids have been found since then, and no one is claiming those rocks are planets. Besides, the picture of Pluto on Wikipedia shows a brownish disco-ball, not a planet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: