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My Very Educated Readers, Please Write Us a New Planet Mnemonic


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There are more than nine planets?! What are dwarf planets?

It is not Pluto.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/science/nasa-spacecraft-get-a-closer-look-at-pluto-and-ceres-whatever-they-may-be.html

Dwarf planets are round and orbit the Sun just like the eight major planets. But unlike planetsdwarf planets are not able to clear their orbital path so there are no similar objects at roughly the same distance from the Sun.

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Dwarf

So these are official? We've gone from 9 planets to 8 (no Pluto) to now 13?

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