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The NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is of the opinion that Pluto should be a planet again.
“I’m here to tell you, as the NASA Administrator, I believe that Pluto should be a planet,” he said, to applause, during an extended speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D. c, Friday.
Bridenstine, later responded to a question about Pluto’s attitudes by their use of it is buried in the ocean, the moon, and the multi-layered atmosphere. “I love that there are nine planets; what is it?” he added.
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Pluto lost its planetary status in 2006 when it was controversially demoted to a “dwarf planet” by the International Astronomical Union.
Pluto is the photo file name.
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This is not the first time that Bridenstine has expressed a desire to see it, Pluto is a planet again. “You can also write to the NASA administrator, declared that Pluto is a planet again. I’m holding on to the hand, it’s the way I learned it, and I’m committed to it,” he said in a recent speech at the University of Colorado.
Former Oklahoma congressman is not alone in his views on Pluto. A number of scientists believe that the dwarf planet is to be promoted back to the previous state.
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In an article published In the journal Icarus last year, a group of researchers has argued that the reason why Pluto lost its planetary status, it is not valid.
The IAU defines a planet as a celestial body that “has cleared the neighborhood around its orbit, which means that it has to be the main attraction at his job.
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The definition of a planet should be based on the intrinsic properties, the said Philip Metzger, a planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida and the lead author of the paper published in Icarus, in contrast to the features that you can use to change the dynamics of the track.
Metzger recommends that the planet’s rating is based on the question of whether it is large enough so that the force of gravity to a spherical shape.
Neptune is the force of gravity affects its neighbor Pluto. The dwarf planet shares its orbit with a frozen gases, and other objects in the Kuiper belt, the researchers note.
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Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia, contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers