Why Don’t We Call Pluto A Planet Anymore?

This sweet dwarf planet, Pluto, which is 1 in 5 of the moon, is located in the Kuiper Belt and has the distinction of being the largest dwarf planet. Pluto’s structure, like other dwarf planets in the belt, consists of stone and ice.

The story of Pluto’s transition to a dwarf planet, which is considered a planet at first, is rather tragicomic. Although Pluto was discovered in 1930, it has not completed a full tour around the sun since 1930 (currently still unable to complete it, it will complete it in 2178.). For this and similar reasons, it was renamed dwarf planet in 2006.

Stephanie Green
Stephanie is an Editorial Assistant and Journalist at Science atlas. She adores all living things, so it’s no surprise she mainly writes about biology, astronomy and earth. She holds a Bachelor of Science with honours, majoring in zoology and genetics, and a Masters in Science Communication. She has also worked as an exotics veterinary nurse, before joining the Science atlas editorial team. She is an accomplished illustrator and designer, and puts her skills to work when curating incredible images for Science atlas, and designing infographics such as our News or illustrations. In her spare time, Stephanie loves exploring wild places, stalking wildlife with a camera, reading, and drawing.

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