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Thursday, June 12, 2008
Pluto Gets a New Class
The International Astronomical Union has decreed that
, along with other planetoids that lie beyond Neptune, will now be classified as 'plutoids.'
Currently, only two heavenly bodies qualify for that designation, Pluto and
. Ceres, which is only smaller than Pluto, cannot be classified as such because it is located between Mars and Jupiter.
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