Pluto a Planet No More

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) voted to demote Pluto from the ranks of the solar system’s now 8 planets. The decision comes as Pluto no longer fits the newly ratified definition of a planet decided upon by the IAU this week. The new definition states that a planet is “a celestial body that is in orbit around the sun, has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a …nearly round shape, and has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit.

The new Solar System :

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  • Nabeel

    >yes I heard .. a group of astronmers met at Prague .. and decided due to various reasons (size of pluto and it’s orbit) that it’s no longer a planet.

  • Known Stranger

    >shit i dont like this