TITLE

Pluto Is Out!

PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;10/6/2006, Vol. 76 Issue 5, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the status of Pluto as a planet. A group of astronomers have decided that Pluto will now be classified as a dwarf planet which means that Pluto will no longer be an official planet. The group has a new definition for a planet. They decided that a planet should revolve around the sun and should not cross another planet's orbit. The are now only eight official planets in the solar system.
ACCESSION #
22573385

 

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