Solar System Tour (Pluto)

Discovered in 1930, Pluto is the second closest dwarf planet to the Sun and was at one point classified as the ninth planet. Pluto is also the second most massive dwarf planet with Eris being the most massive. Fast Facts about Pluto 1. Pluto was discovered on February 18th, 1930 by the Lowell Observatory, for the [...]

A Ninth Planet – to Replace Pluto – May Have Been Discovered

How old were you in 2006 when Pluto, the ninth and farthest planet from the sun was delisted from the list of planets in our solar system? Are you even aware of this fact? Or do you still find yourself singing the mnemonic (if you know it) for remembering the order of the planets: "My [...]

Solar System Tour (Neptune)

Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun and is the most distant planet from the Sun. This gas giant planet may have formed much closer to the Sun in early solar system history before migrating to its present position. Fast Facts about Neptune 1. The Berlin observatory, following Le Verrier’s calculations giving the possible position of [...]

Should Pluto be a planet again? Experts debate to reinstate the ninth world of the solar system

In 2006, Pluto lost its status as a planet when other bodies in the solar system of similar or greater size were found. The decision to demote it to a ‘dwarf planet’ by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) at the time was highly contentious - and it now seems many still want its planet status [...]

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