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Thursday, August 24, 2006 | Astronomers strip Pluto of planetary status

<blockquote>The new definition of what is -- and isn't -- a planet fills a centuries-old black hole for scientists who have labored since Copernicus without one.</blockquote>

I don't understand why this is important. Whatever you call it, it doesn't change the nature of the body or our understanding of the planetary processes. It's just the classification issue, minor one too.


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