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Pluto the Dwarf Planet, or When is a Planet not a Planet?

Pluto, as captured by the New Horizons probe. Once considered the ninth planet, now considered the first dwarf planet, what is the deal with the classification of this object anyway? In 2008, the International Astronomical Union (the IAU) re-defined a planet in such a way that Pluto is excluded. That was nearly 13 years ago,… Continue reading Pluto the Dwarf Planet, or When is a Planet not a Planet?

How Many Crabs are There?

Recently, the internet has become enamored with carcinization. Apparently, a research article exploring carcinization was published in 2017i, but a few popular articles ran about it in late 2020.ii Carcinization has become so popular that “everything becomes a crab” has become its own meme. What exactly is carcinization? It is the development of a crab-like… Continue reading How Many Crabs are There?