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Pluto loses planet status

August 24, 2006

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Scientists from around the world on
Thursday approved a new definition of a planet, downgrading
Pluto’s status to leave just eight classical planets.

After a heated debate, 2,500 scientists and astronomers
voted at the International Astronomers Union General Assembly
that Pluto, which has been called a planet since being
discovered in 1930, would be put into a category of planets
called “dwarf planets.”


Source: reuters