Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pluto kicked out of the planets

Pluto has lost its status as the ninth and outermost planet of the solar system, the world's leading astronomical body has decided.

After a heated debate, 2,500 scientists and astronomers voted at the International Astronomical Union (IAU) on Thursday that Pluto, which has been called a planet since being discovered in 1930, would be put into a category called "dwarf planets".

The IAU resolution said: "The eight planets are Mercury, Earth, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune."


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