A chance for the Pluto-huggers? Hopkins scientist leads effort to restore underdog’s planetary stature

A chance for the Pluto-huggers? Hopkins scientist leads effort to restore underdog's planetary stature Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled a proper planet to its new classification as a dwarf planet, leaving just eight true planets in our


Some want new vote on Pluto as a real planet

Kirby Runyon, a planetary geologist, is lead author on a conference abstract that gives a geophysical definition for ‘planet.’ In the background is the Hastings Refractor in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. Tweet. ARTICLE OPTIONS. A A.


Scientists shocked by stunning claim about our solar system

A new study is making an astonishing claim about our solar system, and it could totally change how we understand our neighborhood. A new study has just come to an explosive conclusion about our solar system that would totally alter our understanding of …


Get Ready For The >100 Planet Solar System

Pluto’s status as a non-planet may be coming to an end. Professor Mike Brown of Caltech ended Pluto’s planetary status in 2006. But now, Kirby Runyon, a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, thinks it’s time to cancel that demotion and restore

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Planetary Scientists Looking To Reinstate Pluto’s Planet Status

Leading scientists are moving to give a cause — one that has been thought unlikely to happen – its best shot: reinstating Pluto’s status as a planet. Pluto was considered the ninth planet for 75 years after it was discovered. It was a fact that all

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Restoring Pluto’s planetary identity in crisis

Scientist says: Regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. (Representational image). A decade after Pluto was ousted from the planet lineup, a supporter of the now dwarf planet is fighting to

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A group of scientists is lobbying to restore Pluto’s planetary status

The six-member team led by Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon are pitching to have 100 celestial bodies categorised as planets. Scroll Staff. Published 14 hours ago. Updated 13 hours ago. A group of scientists is lobbying to restore Pluto


Planet or dwarf planet: all worlds are worth investigating

Pluto is a dwarf planet but that doesn’t make it any less worthy of our attention. NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI. Planet or dwarf planet: all worlds are worth investigating. March 19, 2017 3.27pm EDT. Tanya Hill. Author. Tanya Hill. Honorary Fellow of the

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‘Pluto-huggers’ root for planet status

Scientists launch what might be the best shot in years at returning the icy rock now known as a ‘dwarf planet’ to what they consider its rightful orbital place. By Tim Prudentetribune News service. Share. facebook · tweet · email · print. Comment. Read

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Solar System Could Have More Than 100 Planets

A group of scientists is proposing a new definition that would classify celestial objects as planets. If the new criteria get adopted, the Solar System could be home of more than 100 planets, which would include the Earth’s moon. ( NASA/JPL-Caltech/T

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Experts want Pluto to get its planet status back

Pluto should be given the status of a planet along with more than 100 celestial bodies in solar system, including moons of Jupiter and Earth, according to scientists who claim that the icy dwarf has been wrongly designated.

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A chance for the Pluto-huggers? Hopkins scientist leads effort to restore underdog’s planetary stature

Ejected a decade ago from its place among the planets, the distant, icy world of Pluto still has its admirers. The runt of the litter and ninth in line from the sun, Pluto was — for 75 years after its discovery — considered a peer of hefty Jupiter

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Is Pluto really a planet or not?

New York : Is Pluto a planet or not? Giving this debate a fresh angle, Johns Hopkins University scientist Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: Regardless of what people say, Pluto is a planet. So, Runyon says, is Europa – commonly known as a

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Solar system could have over 100 planets with new criteria

Solar System A new classification system for what may be considered a planet would result in over 100 planets occupying our solar system. 178. SHARES. ShareTweetGoogleReddit · LinkedinSubscribeMail. Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter of the …

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Pluto should regain its planet status, say scientists

Pluto should be defined as a planet, along with over 100 celestial bodies in the solar system, including the moons of Jupiter and Earth, according to scientists who argue that the icy dwarf had been wrongly demoted. The definition approved by the …

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