Pluto A Planet

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That's right, NASA scientists want to make Pluto a planet again. Pluto was called a planet from 1930 to 2006. Then, it was demoted to a "dwarf planet." Alan Stern, the lead scientist with NASA’s New Horizon’s mission to Pluto noted that the IAU’s (International Astronomical Union's) definition of a planet is too narrow and has proposed a new definition. The definition is much more simple, planets are “round objects in space that are smaller than stars.” If this gets accepted by the IAU, it means that even the moon can potentially be classified a planet. Some scientists claim that the current definition of planets is “inherently flawed.” They say this because the definition only classifies objects that orbit the sun as planets which excludes
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