WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?
NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN
IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!
WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!
VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!
I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.
GOD BLESS PLUTO
Eh, this is not as big a deal as OP thinks (and by the way NASA has done nothing of the sort, check the sources). Here’s the title of the Time article “A populist uprising restores a space favorite to the planetary ranks. Will the astronomers listen?”
All this is is that a bunch of non-astronomers in an audience at the Harvard Smithsonian voted for Pluto to be recognized as a planet. This is as powerful as a CNN online poll. Which is to say it isn’t really.
Well, let me back up. Is Pluto a planet? At the end of the day it will all depend on how you define it and the context. Really, all this is is the conflict of the colloquial meaning of the word “planet” and the scientific meaning of the word “planet.” Words evolve and change all the time so both sets of definitions could change for sure.
Technical and colloquial meanings of words clash all the time. The word “theory” is one of the biggies that cause a lot of confusion. ”Bug” is another one it turns out. ”Bug” means something very specific in entomology, but colloquially it can mean almost any insect (and even viruses and of course software errors). Most people when tested wouldn’t be able to tell you if any random insect is a “True Bug” or not. But, no one really cares.
Will astronomers in the IAU listen to the uproar (such as it is?), probably not. But then a good chunk of the population doesn’t care what the IAU thinks either.
So to the OP, the reason why no one’s talking about it is because there’s nothing much to talk about. Some science “journalists” are being a bit sensationalist and tumblr is doing what it often does when it comes to science: amplifying a non-story.