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Submission + - Pluto No Longer a Planet

StarvingSE writes: An interesting article on space.com reveals that astronomers today have thrown out the old notion of what the definition of a planet is. This new definition does not include Pluto as a planet, instead fitting into a new "dwarf planet" catergory. FTA:

"Capping years of intense debate, astronomers resolved today to demote Pluto in a wholesale redefinition of planethood that is a victory of scientific reasoning over historic and cultural influences."

Looks like we're now living in an eight planet solar system!

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"

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