Astronomy

Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again—Along with 102 Other Objects

Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event. The Curiosity team will be viewing the eclipse alongside NASA in Carbondale, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook for live videos, trivia, and interviews on the big day.

What's in a name? When Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status in 2006, it was because the International Astronomical Union (IAU) declared that to be a planet, you had to be massive enough to clear your neighboring region of other objects. Now, experts are reconsidering that designation. Pluto may live again! Find out why in the video below.

Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies

Why Is Pluto Not A Planet?

Share the knowledge!

If you liked this you'll love our podcast! Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, search 'curiosity' on your favorite podcast app or add the RSS Feed URL.

Advertisement