TITLE

Should Pluto be demoted?

PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Junior Scholastic;02/22/99, Vol. 101 Issue 13, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on a claim by scientists that Pluto does not deserve to be called a planet at all. Classification of Pluto as a planet; Size and manner of orbit; Debate among experts at the International Astronomical Union on what to call Pluto; Contention that Pluto is an asteroid.
ACCESSION #
1623387

 

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