Talk about throwing your weight around....well, mass actually.

Weighing in (ha) on the debate with what to call these planet-like objects they keep finding in the solar system, now that the latest one is DEFINITELY larger than Pluto (which should have been demoted...friggin' captured moon):
An Illinois man has added fuel to a furious astronomical debate by officially applying to the International Astronomical Union for status as a planet.
The IAU definition states in part that planets are "objects with true masses below the limiting mass for thermonuclear fusion of deuterium...that orbit stars or stellar remnants are 'planets' (no matter how they formed)".

"I've put on a few pounds these past couple of years, but I'm clearly below the limiting mass for thermonuclear fusion," said Finkelschmidt, while patting his belly. "And I orbit the Sun, obviously. So technically, I qualify."
His two cats, Artemis and Vampira, are listed on the application as "moons."

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