Science Jun 24

Dawn over Ceres, a mission of humankind

“As Dawn got closer to Ceres, one of the first things we saw were these bright spots. It’s impossible not to be mesmerized by these glowing beacons shining out from these unfamiliar lands ahead.” THE DWARF PLANET…

Science Aug 24

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Pluto Demoted to ‘Dwarf Planet’ Status

After years of debate over Pluto's planetary status, the International Astronomical Union voted Thursday to classify the celestial object as a "dwarf planet," thereby shrinking the number of major planets in the solar system to eight.

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