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Pluto: Not Considered A Planet

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Pluto was found by a scientist in 1930. Through that time there was debates over whether this little ball of ice should be not considered a planet. It shouldn't”t be a planet because it does not dominate its neighbors.Also, Pluto’s orbit overlaps Neptune’s orbit That is not acceptable.Another Pluto has a moon a bit bigger than itself .On universe today it states “What does “cleared its neighborhood” mean? As planets form, they become the dominant gravitational body in their orbit in the Solar System…... Pluto is only 0.07 times the mass of the other objects in its orbit. The Earth, in comparison, has 1.7 million times the mass of the other objects in its orbit.” This is saying its too small to be a planet. Also on Starchild, it says “Pluto is usually farthest from the Sun. However, its orbit "crosses" inside of Neptune's orbit for 20 years out of every 248 years. Pluto last crossed inside Neptune's orbit on February 7, 1979, and temporarily became the 8th planet from the Sun.
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