Pluto (minor-planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper
belt, a ring of ... Pluto and Charon are sometimes considered a binary system
because the barycenter of their orbits do...
Pluto is a dwarf planet in our solar system. ... New Horizons is studying more of
the Kuiper Belt now that the spacecraft has finished its mission studying Pluto.
By now you have probably heard that Pluto is no longer a planet. ... There are
currently five dwarf planets, but scientists expect more will be discovered over
In August 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded the
status of Pluto to that of "dwarf planet." This means that from now on only the
Pluto used to be known as the smallest planet in our solar system, and the ...
Pluto was originally classified as a planet, but is now known as a “dwarf planet”.
Because it has not cleared the neighborhood around its orbit, Pluto is considered
a dwarf planet. It orbits in a disc-like zone beyond the orbit of Neptune called ...
Jul 22, 2015 ... Pluto, once considered the ninth and most distant planet from the sun, is now the
largest known dwarf planet in the solar system. It is also one of ...
Apr 22, 2015 ... Here's why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. ... So scientists designated
that a dwarf planet is an object that meets the first two criteria of ...
Pluto and Charon are thus essentially a double planet. ... Because of this, on
September 13th 2006 Pluto was officially downgraded to a 'dwarf planet.'.
Aug 24, 2006 ... For this reason, many scientists believe that Pluto originated elsewhere ... Critics
have pointed out that using the term "dwarf planet" to describe ...