Resolutions 5 and 6: "Definition of Planet In the Solar System" and "Pluto"


Subject:
Astronomy , Planets

Description:
These two resolutions adopted in August 2006 at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) concern the definition of what is a planet and whether Pluto is a planet. Provides definitions for planets, dwarf planets, and "Small Solar System Bodies." The IAU resolved, "Pluto is a 'dwarf planet' ... and is recognized as the prototype of a new category of Trans-Neptunian Objects." Opens directly into a PDF file.

Publisher:
International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.iau.org/static/resolutions/Resolution_GA26-5-6.pdf


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