But now, the definition has been revised to become
a genuine planet has to be round, has to orbit the sun and ``has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit.''And that means Pluto is out since it is one of the many icy objects in the Kuiper belt. However, this result has not met with a lot of enthusiasm as Pluto has a variety of admirers. From Children (Pluto is the name of a Disney character), Young Astronomers, etc.
Read more about it:
- Pluto on Wikipedia (a Free online encyclopedia)
- Bad day for Pluto: no longer a full-fledged planet
- BBC: Experts meet to decide Pluto's fate