It is not considered a planet anymore because it blew up?
Atleast this is what my kids are telling me...I hope not poor little planet :(
Asked by Anonymous at 6:48 PM on Nov. 9, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Jademom07 at 6:52 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by Laura_Cruz at 6:54 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 7:22 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
Pluto is still a planet, just not one of the major planets. It is now classified as a dwarf planet, just like Ceres and Eris are. There are 3 things that scientists use to classify a planet- 1. it orbits around the sun, 2. It's gravity is strong enough to assume a mostly round shape, and 3- it has cleared the debris in its atmosphere. There is a very cute book that a classroom created called "Poor Pluto", and it explains all of this.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:17 PM on Nov. 10, 2009