Pluto: Dwarf Planet

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Pluto is not just a well known dog, it’s also a dwarf planet…or is i? Pluto has a moon just like all the other planets. Scientists are calling Pluto a “Dwarf”, but size isn’t everything because great things come in small packages. Pluto has been called a planet from 1930 to 2006 why change now. Pluto should be a planet because it was a planet before so why rewrite history. One important fact is that Pluto has a moon just like all the other planets. Pluto doesn’t just stop at one moon it has five that’s pretty impressive for a dwarf planet. The names of these moons are Charon, Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra. Each of these moons are 1 km in diameter, Charon is the biggest. Scientists are calling Pluto a “Dwarf” but size isn’t everything because great things come in small packages. It is not just size because another factor of being classified as a dwarf planet would be the planet has to clear its neighborhood. With this classification Neptune would also have to be classified as a dwarf planet. Scientists proposed a new “geophysical definition”, “A planet is a sub-stellar mass body that has never undergone nuclear fusion and that has sufficient…show more content…
With the new changes scientists are still calling Pluto a dwarf (planet) but why get so complicated just call it a planet. As we explore space beyond Pluto we might have to re-categorize and re-evaluate our solar system. With all the attention scientist have given to Pluto about not being a planet anymore they forgot about Pluto and all of its planet like characteristics. Pluto has a moon just like all the other planets. Scientists are calling Pluto a “Dwarf”, but size isn’t everything because great things come in small packages. Pluto has been called a planet from 1930 to 2006 why change now. To conclude Pluto should be a planet because it was a planet before so why rewrite history, if you don’t call Pluto a planet it’s like you 're calling someone

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