~ Dr. Richard Binzel of MIT
The vote to demote Pluto was underhanded and highly contentious, in arguably the most Plutonian time in history, and significantly disrupts
the study of astrology. Pluto brings transformation and completes
a 248 year cycle in 2024 that began in 1776. YIKES!
WattsUpWithThat.com: "Pluto is the second-most complex, interesting planet in our solar system behind Earth"
MSNBC.com: [A]stronomers are already circulating a petition that would try to overturn the IAU decision."
PHYS.org: "NASA missions may re-elevate Pluto and Ceres from dwarf planets to full-on planet status."
Space.com: "[O]nly 424 astronomers were allowed to vote, out of some 10,000 professional astronomers around the globe."
BBC.com: "Pluto vote 'hijacked' in revolt... A fierce backlash has begun against the decision by astronomers to strip Pluto of its status as a planet."
FUN FACT: Benjamin Franklin used astrology to choose July 4, 1776 as the most fortuitous date for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
So I guess we'll see.