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How Pluto Lost Its Status As A Planet?

What you learnt in school was probably a lie!

As I was a young student, I learnt that our solar system consists of 9 planets, and Pluto was the last among them from the sun. I was also taught that Pluto was the outermost and coldest planet in our solar system.

But in the meantime, Pluto has been declassified as a planet (since 2006), and is now known as a dwarf planet. What the actual fudge? How did that happen? And why? I had so many questions when I came to know of this.

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Hemanth

Hemanth

Student of Life | Independent Scientist | Founder: https://streetscience.net/ | Twitter: @Walking_Temple

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