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Pluto May Actually Be a Planet After All

Pluto May Actually Be a Planet After All In 2006, Pluto was downgraded from a planet to a "dwarf planet." Now, a new study published in the journal 'Icarus' The International Astronomical Union (IAU) defines a planet as a celestial body that is the largest gravitational force in its orbit. Philip Metzger, lead author of the new study, says the IAU's planet definition is based on "since-disproven reasoning.” Philip Metzger, lead study author, via Fox News Philip Metzger, lead study author, via Fox News Philip Metzger, lead study author, via Fox News Metzger says the definition of a planet should be based on intrinsic properties instead of properties that can shift. One such intrinsic property, according to Metzger, Philip Metzger, lead study author, via Fox News

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