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The Astroid Formally Known as Pluto

So I read this article on that some group of astronomers has decided that Pluto is no longer a planet, but is now astroid number 134340. My first response is to paraphase William Shakespeare “What’s in a name? That which we call a Pluto by any other name would still be a planet.”

If they want to call Pluto by Astroid #134340 that is fine with me. I’ll keep calling it Pluto and know it is really a planet, maybe just a small one.  Nothing to get worked up over, that is for sure.
Then I looked a little closer and noticed something about the number designation. With a little creativity is actually spells Pluto. I created an animated gif to help you see it.

134340 -> 134340 to Pluto -> PLUTO

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