Pluto May Be a Planet After All

Pluto May Be a Planet After All

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 928 , Segment 3

Episode: Election Interference, Planet Pluto, Disgusting Food Museum

  • Oct 24, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 14:13 mins

Guest: Philip Metzger, Associate in Planetary Science Research, Florida Space Institute “Plutoed” is a real word, at least according to the American Dialect Society. It means “to be devalued” and it showed up after Pluto was demoted from planet status back in 2006. Technically Pluto is now considered a “dwarf planet” – not one of the major planets in our solar system. But planetary physicist Philip Metzger has long argued that the reasons used to kick Pluto out of the planet club were misguided. His recently salvo is an historical look at all the many ways the definition of planet and it’s use by astronomers has shifted over the centuries

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