The Story Of Pluto

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago Science

Why isn"t Pluto a planet? An explanation of the reasons Pluto was demoted. The debate still rages on...
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Male 1,627
gas gaints? or jovian planets?
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Male 143
"The debate still rages on..."

I thought this was going to provide some startling new evidence that Pluto actually is a planet. I didn`t really think there was much debate anyway, rage filled or not.
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Female 2,549
It`s an icy body. Not a planet.
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Male 2,553
>xiquiripat
That`s... not bad, actually!
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Male 6,227
To heck with Pluto, Kitteh. I want the story on Uranus!

Thank you, thank you. ~Squrlz bows to a smattering of applause~
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Male 14,775
And I thought a brown dwarf was a pornstar.
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Male 12,365
The debate rages on? Where?
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Male 2,422
It`s a planette....
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Male 1,950
I like this guy`s videos
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Male 15,510
Thank you Matwix_2004, To make things clearer, lets think in a Dwarf Planet as a step in between a Satelite and a Planet
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Male 2,551
Why isn`t pluto a planet? For a planet, it must be in orbit around the sun - Pluto does, yes, but so do thousands of asteroids. Have sufficient mass to more or less be spherical - which it is. And lastly, it must have cleared the neighborhood around its orbit - i.e. must be the biggest thing of any real mass in it`s own orbit (or gravitationally dominant). Pluto`s orbit is shared with many other objects, and it even goes into Neptunes orbit. If a satelite fails on this point alone, it isn`t a `planet` but a dwarf planet.
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Female 8,044
Link: The Story Of Pluto [Rate Link] - Why isn`t Pluto a planet? An explanation of the reasons Pluto was demoted. The debate still rages on...
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