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Will Pluto regain its planetary status?  Scientists push for International Astronomical Union

Will Pluto regain its planetary status? Scientists push for International Astronomical Union

Pluto was discovered nearly a century ago and was classified for many years as the ninth planet in the solar system. However, in 2006 that changed. The International Astronomical Union referred this object to a role dwarf planetwhich not everyone likes.

The International Astronomical Union is affiliated with approximately 14 thousand. Astronomers are divided, and Pluto. Some scientists believe that the object should regain the status of a full-fledged planet, which has been postulated in a new article published in Icarus. Not only that, because they want you About 150 other bodies, including moons, have been awarded planet Earth status.

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Pluto – image taken by the New Horizons spacecraft

Researchers believe that the planetary classification guidelines adopted by the International Astronomical Union are outdated and based on “pseudo-scientific terms”. They demand refreshments to better reflect today’s science.

However, will anything change in this regard? Assumptions about the restoration of the planet’s condition to Pluto are already emerging for a long time. However, it has not been of use so far and the union is still insisting on the decisions taken several years ago.

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