Letters to the ed. favour keeping Pluto as a planet by 80% or something
Either this is a highly skewed sample of the general opinion, or it's
proof people only write letters
when they feel incensed. I'd hate to think 80% of Sky and Tel's
readers are old, nostalgic dummies who act emotionally rather than
The demotion of Pluto was not an attack on Tombaugh. He had no idea
what he was really looking at, nor did anyone else up until recently.
Any real attack on Tombaugh for not understanding the true nature of
Pluto would be like attacking some guy from the 1880s who skimmed over
3C273 thinking, "Ah, a little blue star..."