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Pluto Loses Planet Status

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Pluto Loses Planet Status

(1 min) tv-pg

On August 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted to reclassify Pluto as a "dwarf planet," shrinking the solar system from nine planets to eight and setting off a controversy within the scientific community. In a broadcast following the announcement, James Zimbelman from the Smithsonian Institution shares his opinion about the "oddball" of outer space.