News that a giant, ninth planet likely exists at the edge of our solar system is opening old wounds for Pluto fans who are still a bit miffed that it was stripped of its title as a planet nearly a decade ago.
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Pluto, which was demoted to a "dwarf planet" in 2006, wasn't shy about venting its frustration by proxy through its fans over the new discovery. The ousted planet took to Twitter to vent just hours after scientists announced "strong evidence" of an existing "Planet Nine" on Wednesday.
"BUT THERE ALREADY IS A 9TH PLANET, ME!!!" @PlutoThePlanet wrote. The sad "dwarf planet" even added a crying emoji.
BUT THERE ALREADY IS A 9TH PLANET, ME!!! ?? pic.twitter.com/RIMlW8qg06— Pluto (@PIutoThePlanet) January 20, 2016
Outcast Pluto has other reasons to be jealous of the newly announced possible planet.
"Planet Nine" is a giant -- with a mass about 10 times that of Earth, according to Caltech researchers.
Other users on social media put themselves in Pluto's feet, resulting in some pretty hilarious tweets:
the indignity of it all....I feel bad for Pluto (must be the defense atty in me) https://t.co/uOi3wptEgP— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) January 20, 2016
Earth: We found the 9th planet! *points in the direction of Pluto* Pluto: Me?? Earth: No the guy behind you. Pluto, can you grab his coat?— Dianne Do (@DianneDo) January 20, 2016
Earth: hey look we might have found a 9th planet omg Pluto: GUYS I'M RIGHT HERE— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) January 20, 2016