So… Pluto can come back, but only if the moon gets to be a planet, too? This is so confusing.
I’m all for Pluto getting its groove back when it comes to being a planet, but I hate to think that this is more about budgeting than planethood…
“Pluto’s “demotion” to a dwarf planet back in 2006 is still a touchy subject, even among scientists.
“When you account for the fact that astronomers, who study stars and black holes, were the ones who decided on the definition of a planet that resulted in Pluto’s declassification, it’s understandable that various planetary scientists don’t even want to talk about it.”
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