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Comment #2018226 by Simon Eales

Simon Eales Jan 17th 2014, 1:18 PM #

At school we were taught the phrase My Very Easy Method just Speeds Up Naming Planets to remember all 9 of them. How is it done now with only 8?

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Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

Column: Why is Pluto not a planet?

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.