Monday, October 1, 2007
Pluto was found discovered in 1930 by accident because scientist believed that there would be another planet because of Uranus and Neptunes behavior. Pluto is now being counted a dwarf planet because of its size. Scientists also know that there are lots of large objects around the planet Pluto and some are the size of it. There have been some recent disputes weather Pluto should remain a planet since it was a planet for 75 years but the scientists agreed that Pluto from now on will not be a planet anymore but a dwarf planet.http://www.nineplanets.org/pluto.html
Tombaugh, the Kansas farm boy who discovered the ninth planet in 1930 died in 1997 at the age of 90. He had his ashes blasted into space to the planet he discovered which would reach by the year 2015, but the astronomers on earth said that his destination now was headed for not a planet but a new category of a “dwarf Planet”. Pluto is too small to be considered a planet because it’s smaller than earths moon so that’s why the astronomers and now calling it a dwarf planet and lowering the planet count to 8. There is only one other planet considered a dwarf planet that is Ceres which stands between Mars and Jupiter.