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Pluto….The Planet? The Debate Rages On

Back in 2006, the International Astronomic Union passed a resolution to adopt a new, formal definition of a “planet.” According to their standards, bodies that orbit the Sun, are spherical, do not orbit other bodies and have cleared their orbits can be deemed “planets.” It was when this ruling was made that Pluto became known …

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We’re Finally Getting an Up-Close Look at Pluto, and It’s Beautiful

Ever since we decided to kick Pluto out of our model of the “perfect” solar system, the dwarf planet has been relatively forgotten — until now. Close-up images of Pluto started being released by NASA during the week of July 13 after the New Horizons spacecraft took some snapshots during a flyby. Additionally, New Horizons …

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