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After 11 Years In Exile, Pluto Could Become A Planet Again

A group of NASA scientists are proposing a new definition of the word planet that would reinstate Pluto’s status – and add tens of other bodies including Earth’s Moon and moons like Titan.

The proposal, led by Alan Stern, the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto, claims that the current definition accepted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is too narrow and doesn’t jibe with what people understand planets to be.

Stern has previously spoken out about the demotion of Pluto, telling Business Insider in 2015 that the move was “bull—-”.

“Why would you listen to an astronomer about a planet?” he said, complaining that the new definition came from CalTech astronomer Mike Brown rather than a planetary scientist.

“You really should listen to planetary scientists that know something about this subject. When we look at an object like Pluto, we don’t know what else to call it.”