Pluto: Not a Planet Anymore

Astronomers had just voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet - instead, it is now classified as a dwarf planet.

The researchers said Pluto failed to dominate its orbit around the Sun in the same way as the other planets.

The International Astronomical Union's (IAU) decision means textbooks will now have to describe a Solar System with just eight major planetary bodies.

Pluto, which was discovered in 1930 by the American Clyde Tombaugh, will be referred to as a "dwarf planet".


Related: The Woman Who Named Pluto, previously on Neatorama, about Venetia Phair, who at 11 years old suggested the name "Pluto" for the newly discovered (then) planet.

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Does it really matter if Pluto isn't considered a planet? Who gives a S&*@!

I can imagine Pluto's heartbreak.

Jupiter: Listen, Pluto. Me and the guys were just thinkin and we just all agreed...well your not a planet.

Pluto: (about to burst in tears) Really! I'm no longer a planet. Is it cause my size?!

Jupiter: Nah. Its not your size. Just relax, you can still orbit with us. We just thought you would have fitted in more with the dwarf planets. Thats all no heartbreak little globe.
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Hey uh this info was lame. I want more info. Come on Pluto is a dwarf planet-everyon knows that. But why? Why is Pluto suddenly not a planet? Improve your info
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