Friday, August 25, 2006

Little Pluto Gets Demoted!!

Did anybody ask Interplanet Janet about this?

The International Astronomical Union has downgraded Pluto!! On Thursday, Aug. 24, the 2006 General Assembly passed six resolutions including one that defines planets and another that defines Pluto as a "dwarf planet", leaving only eight planets in our solar system.

NASA's Solar System Exploration website has been edited to show this change on its Pluto page.

For related information, check out the Government Publications Library's Astronomy and Space subject guide.

For items in the library collection, browse the following titles in Chinook.

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