Pluto should be a planet again, researchers argue | Fox News

Pluto should be reclassified as a planet, according to a new research study.

n 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) downgraded Pluto’s status to “dwarf planet.”

However, Neptune’s gravity influences its neighbor Pluto. The dwarf planet also shares its orbit with frozen gases and objects in the Kuiper belt, researchers note.

In a paper published in the journal Icarus, Philip Metzger, a planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida, argues that the reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid.

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