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Is Pluto still a Planet?

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Is Pluto a planet or moon?
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In August of 2006, it's designation was changed from a planet to something called a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union.

During the 1970s, the discovery of Charon, a moon of Pluto, allowed scientists to accurately measure certain aspects of Pluto that were never measured before. Because of these discoveries and the discovery of Charon, scientists reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet, as it did not meet requirements to be a planet.

For all of us who learned the rhyme "My Very Earthly Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles" to remember the names of the planets, we're now missing the food item our mother served us. I know I miss Pluto as a planet.

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Pluto is no longer a planet. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson basically explained that Pluto is no longer a planet because it doesn't have any of the characteristics that a planet should have. It's icy, has a strange orbit, and it's tipped out of the solar system far more than any other planet. Instead it is part of the Kuiper Belt, which is a belt of objects outside of the planets consisting of icy, metal/rock type objects that is much like the stuff Pluto is made out of, and that is where Pluto belongs.

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Sadly no, at least if you ask scientists. There are only 8 recognized planets in our solar system now. Pluto has been harshly demoted to the status of dwarf planet.

Pluto will live on as a planet in many people's hearts though!

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Pluto is considered to be a dwarf planet now, which is defined by a celestial body orbiting around the Sun that is massive enough to be spherical, but that is not a satellite. Pluto is also the second largest dwarf planet in the Solar System.

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Pluto has been demoted to a 'dwarf-planet' by the IAU (International Astronomical Union). There are several definitions of a planet and Pluto has found wanting to most of them.

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Astronomers have demoted it. Astrologers still say it's a planet. It is the modern ruler of Scorpio and the 8th house. Its aspects have to do with deep and irrevocable transformation.

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As of the latest, Pluto has been deduced by scientists as a outer and dwarf planet not belong to our Solar System.

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No,the only reason people care is cuz theie is a cartoon dog with the same name

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Pluto is now considered a Dwarf Planet, but being now referred to as a moon.

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Pluto is still considered a plant even though it's the smallest one.

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