Why Is Pluto Not a Planet Any More?

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Pluto was declassified as a planet in 2006 for a few reasons. One was that the orbit of Pluto was extremely erratic. Most other planets have an orbit that can usually be predicted. Another is that there have been many dwarf planets discovered recently, one of them being even larger than Pluto.
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Pluto is not a full planet any more because it has not cleared its orbit of smaller objects. As Pluto is the largest know object in the Kuiper Belt it has not cleared the area. Bizarrely
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Scientists decided that it's actually too small to be considered a planet. Also, it has not "cleared the neighborhood" around its orbit because there are larger objects
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It is considered a dwarf planet due to its size and characteristics...
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The standards of a planet have been changed, and now is too small. It's just 2 times the moon's size.
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Pluto is not a full planet any more because it has not cleared its orbit of smaller objects. As Pluto is the largest know object in the Kuiper Belt it has not ...
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