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Pluto: Not An Ordinary Dwarf Planet

Above Image: A Hubble Space Telescope image of Pluto and its moons. Charon is the largest moon close to Pluto. The other four bright dots are smaller moons discovered in 2005, 2011 and 2012. Image Credit: NASA Since its discovery … Continue reading

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Demoting Pluto

Much of the public is still pretty upset that Pluto was demoted in 2006 from a small frigid planet to a puny little dwarf planet. I disagree with the general public’s idea that this re-classification must be a demotion. Astronomers … Continue reading

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