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# nix - Friday 17 January, 2014

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?
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# Stargazer

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

Jan 17th 2014, 12:55 PM 798 Views 38 Comments

Most of us grew up learning that there were nine planets in the Solar System. But why did Pluto get demoted? Conor Farrell explains how our understanding of the icy body changed.

# nix - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Hubble telescope spots fifth moon near Pluto
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# Space

Hubble telescope spots fifth moon near Pluto

Jul 11th 2012, 11:25 PM 5,386 Views 31 Comments

The irregular-shaped moon is less than 23 km wide, according to NASA. No wonder they never spotted it before now…