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Pluto, the (dwarf)planet: astronomers and the IAU debate about the fate of the celestial body
Science In 2006 the planet Pluto by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) suddenly ‘downgraded’ to a dwarf planet, bigger than other asteroids but smaller than planets. A decision where few astronomers disagree. They perform tonight in a debate with the IAU about the future name of the (dwarf)planet.

Pluto was until the year 2006, the ninth planet of our solar system. The planet - since its discovery in 1930 - however, always been an outcast because Pluto was much smaller than the eight other planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune completed the list of planets circling around the sun. the

All continued to Pluto simply circling around the sun, the International Astronomical Union decided thirteen years ago that the planet no longer meet all three conditions.

also Read "Pluto may still be a full-fledged planet"

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