Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Pluto Files

When the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium stopped calling Pluto a planet, director Neil deGrasse Tyson found himself at the center of a firestorm led by angry Pluto-loving elementary school students. What is it about Pluto - a cold, distant, icy rock - that captures so many hearts? Four years after the IAU (International Astronomical Union) officially reclassified the ninth planet as a plutoid, NOVA travels cross-country with Tyson to find out.

Related Links
The Year of Pluto: 2015 - NASA New Horizons
A Traveller's Guide to the Planets

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