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To Be or Not To Be A Planet: The Pluto Dilemma

Why are we hearing about Pluto’s planetary status again in 2022?

Image of the dwarf planet Pluto
Photo by NASA on Unsplash

“To be or not to be a planet” seems to be the eternal debate for tiny little Pluto, the much-beloved, former ninth planet of our Solar System.

As a STEM educator and communicator who often focuses on astronomy specifically, Pluto was always one of the…

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