Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pluto is now a Dwarf

This is going to mess up the Disney stories for a long time.

August 24, 2006: The International Astronomical Union strips Pluto of its planetary status. The group says a planet must, among other things, have "cleared the neighborhood around its orbit." Because Pluto's orbit overlaps Neptune's, Pluto is out. The celestial body formerly known as the ninth planet will be reclassified as a "dwarf planet."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am certainly glad that I am retired so I don't have to "unteach" this fact to students. Teachers will be expected to do the "job".gj