Pluto, Again In Controversy

Discussions about the situation of Pluto are started again. Some people still Pluto, Again In Controversybelieve that it comes in the category of planet. Others have the different view point on the matter.

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) had decided in 2006 that that there are only eight planets in the universe and Pluto is not a planet in itself. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has laid down three conditions for a star to be a planet. These conditions are—The planet should have orbit around the Sun and should have clear path of debris. The planet should be big enough and round due to force of gravity.

Various prominent scientists gathered at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory to further discuss the position of Pluto. They have the opinion that the matter should be given more time to reach at any conclusion. Mark Sykes of the Arizona-based Planetary Science Institute also expressed the same opinion and said that the discussion would be very useful for the evolution of planetary science.

It is not the first time when the Pluto is in the controversy. Its position is under speculations since its discovery in 1930. Some space experts termed it as a "dwarf planet" or "plutoid."  

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