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Ever seen the light wisp cloud dancing in the clear blue sky?
That’s how I felt eating Chocolate n’ spice muffins!
Nestled in a neighborhood place- Shunfu Mart, this muffin shop is a sight to behold.
They sell lemon meringue and apple crumble etc, but for the purpose of today, we will be focusing on the MuFFIN Man!
Light and not too sweet
Be prepare for:
Long meandering queues
Double choc and banana walnut
Double Choc for the choc lovers!
Banana walnut for the brainy ones!
The banana is squishy and the walnut is in chunks!
Blk 320, #02-12 & #02-13
Shunfu Mart (Shunfu Market)
Tel: +65 9383 0413
Opposite main road, can’t miss it.
When asked what will little Mike pray for, with his wide doe-eyes, he said, “I pray that Pluto won’t be sad.”
Ah! The little boy was sad that Pluto is no longer a planet. That led me to wonder, how does one classify something is a planet?
Now check this out.
In the end, astronomers voted for the controversial decision of demoting Pluto (and Eris) down to the newly created classification of “dwarf planet”.
Is Pluto a planet? Does it qualify? For an object to be a planet, it needs to meet these three requirements defined by the IAU:
It needs to be in orbit around the Sun – Yes, so maybe Pluto is a planet.
It needs to have enough gravity to pull itself into a spherical shape – Pluto…check
It needs to have “cleared the neighborhood” of its orbit – Uh oh. Here’s the rule breaker. According to this, Pluto is not a planet.
What does “cleared its neighborhood” mean? As planets form, they become the dominant gravitational body in their orbit in the Solar System. As they interact with other, smaller objects, they either consume them, or sling them away with their gravity. Pluto is only 0.07 times the mass of the other objects in its orbit. The Earth, in comparison, has 1.7 million times the mass of the other objects in its orbit.
Any object that doesn’t meet this 3rd criteria is considered a dwarf planet. And so, Pluto is a dwarf planet. There are still many objects with similar size and mass to Pluto jostling around in its orbit. And until Pluto crashes into many of them and gains mass, it will remain a dwarf planet. Eris suffers from the same problem.