Planets . . . if the cap fits, wear it

Planets T-shirtPluto’s demotion has certainly caused a flurry of interest throughout the news media.

And the IAU’s new definition of a planet is proving highly controversial, especially in the United States.

In the light of the deliberations by our masters of the universe, I couldn’t resist coming up with my own rather more simple definition for planets. And if you happen to think it offers a comment, too, on the ruling from Prague, then that is entirely a matter for you.

It simply reads: Planets – Great balls up in space. Thanks to CafePress you can proudly display it yourselves on a T-shirt, mug, bumper sticker . . . or a cap, of course! You can see the designs here at the store.

Paul Sutherland

Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.
Paul Sutherland

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Paul Sutherland

I have been a professional journalist for nearly 40 years. I write regularly for science magazines including BBC Sky at Night magazine, BBC Focus, Astronomy Now and Popular Astronomy. I have also authored three books on astronomy and contributed to others.

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