NASA Administrator says Pluto is a planet


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An official at NASA said earlier this week Pluto should no longer be considered a ‘dwarf planet.’

Our solar system has only contained eight planets since 2006 when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded the status of Pluto, prompting a select few to stand up for the distant planetary body. 

Now you can add NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine to the list of individuals who stand for Pluto’s planetary rights. During a tour of the Aerospace Engineering Science Building at the University of Colorado Boulder, Bridenstine said, “Just so you know, in my view, Pluto is a planet,”

Recently, researchers at the University of Central Florida have suggested that Pluto’s declassification back in 2006 was not valid.

“We now have a list of well over 100 recent examples of planetary scientists using the word planet in a way that violates the IAU definition, but they are doing it because it’s functionally useful,” says UCF alumnus Philip Metzger.

Metzger in a 2018 article said Pluto is “more dynamic and alive than Mars,” and “the only planet that has more complex geology than the Earth.”

Pluto is still considered a ‘dwarf planet’ by most scholars.


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