Pluto Reclassification - Alex Aycock

Pluto Reclassification - Alex Aycock

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  • Clyde Tombaugh discovers a planet on February 18th, 1930. Keep in mind, it is declared a standard planet at the time.
  • Later, it was named Pluto. Pluto became the largest dwarf planet.
  • July 14th, 2015: New Horizons spacecraft visits the planet Pluto. Except, it wasn't a planet anymore.
  • Backtrack to 2006, scientists reclassified Pluto as a Dwarf planet because it did not meet the new classifications.
  • It was decided that not only was Pluto not large enough to be a planet, it also it had not cleared its orbiting path.
  • Whether or not Pluto is a planet or just a dwarf is still under heavy debate. However, whatever it is classified as will never change the fact it is apart of our solar system.
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