articles tagged: pluto
what is a planet anyway? astronomers campaign to avenge pluto
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what is a planet anyway? astronomers campaign to avenge pluto

A group of scientists want Pluto to be considered a planet again, even if hundreds of other objects earn the same rank.

under the hazy blue skies of… pluto?
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under the hazy blue skies of… pluto?

According to pictures from New Horizon, in the darkest, deepest reaches of our solar system, you could stand on the summit of a mountain covered by exotic ices and look up at hazy blue skies.

what our trip to pluto can teach us about ourselves
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what our trip to pluto can teach us about ourselves

New Horizons' flyby of Pluto let us see a brand new world that doesn't fit in our conventional categories, and reminded us that at our heart, we're explorers, not drones.

hey, what’s a world like you doing in a solar system like this?
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hey, what’s a world like you doing in a solar system like this?

The debate over whether Pluto is a planet, much less what constitutes a planet, is still raging in the scientific community.

ode to the mysterious not-quite-planet
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ode to the mysterious not-quite-planet

Pluto may be a dwarf planet whose official status is in flux. But that doesn't mean it's not a very special place...

when nature isn’t neat and tidy
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when nature isn’t neat and tidy

It's actually a good thing there's a debate about whether to classify Pluto as a planet or something else.