Scientists Propose Redefining Planets To Include Pluto And Over 100 Celestial Bodies

By Maitreyi Mantha In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), which promotes and safeguards the science of astronomy, passed a resolution that classified all bodies (except satellites) in our solar system into three distinct categories – planets, dwarf planets, and Small … Continue reading

Caltech Scientists Find Evidence Of A Massive Ninth Planet In Our Solar System

by Meera Dolasia When Pluto was demoted to dwarf status in 2006, we were left with a mere eight planets in our solar system. Now Planetary Astronomy Professor Mike Brown, the researcher responsible for ‘killing’ Pluto may have redeemed himself with … Continue reading

Historic Flyby Of Pluto Reveals Fascinating Details About The Dwarf Planet

Cheers erupted at “Plutopalooza” parties all over the United States as the New Horizons spacecraft soared past the dwarf planet at 7:49 am EDT on Tuesday, July 14th. The historic encounter that brought the spacecraft within 7,800 miles of Pluto … Continue reading