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Originally posted by siriuslyone
Remember you heard it here first...I was told this in the 80's.
Pluto is not a planet.
originally from nineplanets.com
There are some who think Pluto would be better classified as a large asteroid or comet rather than as a planet. Some consider it to be the largest of the Kuiper Belt objects (also known as Trans-Neptunian Objects). There is considerable merit to the latter position, but historically Pluto has been classified as a planet and it is very likely to remain so.
originally posted by jehosephat
One of my favorite things to do in Grade school was point out to everyone that Pluto wasn't the farthest planet out when they tried to say it was. I even confused a teacher by saying "As it is now, or the way it normally is?"
Originally posted by T_Jesus
Pluto is only considered a planet for the sake of tradition. It's considered a Kuiper Belt Object by most astronomers/astrophysicists nowadays.