08 June, 2006

"Tenth Planet" Final Decision in September?

The International Astronomical Union has indicated that they will be making a formal decision on the definition of the term "Planet" sometime in September. This will likely include the determination on whether the newly discovered object 2003 UB313 will qualify as our solar system's 10th planet, or even possibly if the 9th planet - Pluto - will get demoted from Planet status.


Definition of 'Planet' Expected in September

Also, for more information on 2003 UB313 and the debate about Planetary Status for this object, go here:

2003 UB313 Homepage


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