Pluto (minor-planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper
belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune. It was the first Kuiper belt object to be
discovered. Pluto was discovered by Cl...
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.
Nov 27, 2009 ... Any object that doesn't meet this 3rd criteria is considered a dwarf planet. And so,
Pluto is a dwarf planet. There are still many objects with ...
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
Jul 13, 2015 ... But in 2006, it was relegated to the status of dwarf planet by the International
Astronomical Union (IAU). So why was Pluto demoted?
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”.
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
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 ...
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 ...
Apr 22, 2015 ... Here's why Pluto is no longer considered a planet. ... the demotion of Pluto from
planet to dwarf planet, scientists had their reasons for changing ...