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Pluto’s demotion ignores astronomical history

Pluto’s demotion ignores astronomical history

Author: Tom Siegfried / Source: Science News The International Astronomical Union’s vote in 2006 to demote Pluto to dwarf planet status merely created “the illusion of scientific consensus,” according to a recent paper. If Dr. Seuss had been an astronomer,...

It’s time to redefine what qualifies as a planet

It’s time to redefine what qualifies as a planet

Author: Ashley Yeager / Source: Science News PLANET OR NOT? A group of planetary scientists label Pluto and many other orbs in the solar system as planets, despite the definition set down by the International Astronomical Union in 2006. Pluto is a planet. It...

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