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Astronomers count Pluto out

Forget what your science textbook taught you about the nine planets--Pluto doesn't loom large enough any more.

Forget what your science textbook taught you about the nine planets--Pluto doesn't loom large enough any more.

Textbook makers grapple with Pluto demotion

Teaching about the new solar system? Might want to use the Net for reference--it could be years before most science books are updated.
August 24, 2006

Pluto: And then there were eight

The solar system's far-flung rock becomes a "dwarf planet." Three other contenders have lost out, too.
August 24, 2006

The International Astronomical Union has decided to remove Pluto from the solar system--as a full-fledged planet.
August 24, 2006

blogma It's not the sort of political scandal that typically works bloggers into a frenzy, but the IAU proposal certainly got people talking.
August 19, 2006

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May 5, 2006

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April 24, 2006

NASA shows off the first color image of the Red Planet from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.
April 10, 2006