The IAU...resolves that planets and other bodies in the Solar System be defined into three distinct categories in the following way:
(1) A planet  is a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (c) has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit.
A planet is a celestial body that (a) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (b) is in orbit around a star, and is neither a star nor a satellite of a planet.
Now, there are a series of thoughts I'm about to share with you that I think lasted about 12 seconds. My first thought was "[taking the pilot for the rebooted Cosmos to Fox] is the stupidest idea I've ever heard, [Seth MacFarlane] doesn't get it, this is a waste of a lunch."
But then I said, "Wait a minute, Fox is 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures, they brought Avatar and Slumdog Millionaire to the screen. Yes, there's Fox News, but also the Fox Network which has acerbic liberal commentary of The Simpsons and Family Guy. And there's Fox Sports. I realized Fox has more demographics of American culture going through their portfolio than any other network. And so, I concluded that there's no better place to be than on Fox.
So 12 seconds later I told him it was a great idea.
I know it's reactionary of me, but it makes me love a lot of the older PBS nature documentaries that a lot of people complain about because they are so quiet and slow.
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