For many years, scientist had not come to a conclusion on what the definition of a planet was until 2006 after a meeting of the International Astronomical Union. The IAU had to come together for multiple years in attempts to come to a set definition for what a planet is. The article “When is a planet not a Planet?” by David H. Freedman ...
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...roid rather than a planet. Pluto’s planet hood was questioned by few since the beginning but there was not a set definition for what a planet was. The ongoing debate of what were the criteria a planet had to be did not come to a conclusion until 2006 when the IAU agreed on a definition. As Pluto was put in the spot light over its planet hood many ordinary people embraced the change by having young student learn about the ongoing debate. Although there were people who were open there were those who opposed the change. Classification is a difficult concept to grasp in a matter of a few years.
Inman, Mason. "Pluto Not a Planet, Astronomers Rule." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 24 Aug. 2006. Web. 02 Mar. 2014.
Freedman, David H. "When Is a Planet Not a Planet." Ucmcrops.ucmerced.edu. Uc Merced, 16 Feb. 1988. Web. 26 Feb. 2014.
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