This doesn't make me happy, because Pluto has been a planet all my life, and it just feels wrong for it be knocked down this way. Nonetheless, it's currently a dwarf planet. Fellow Kansan Clyde W. Tombaugh discovered Pluto 77 years ago with a telescope he had built himself in his teens (he made the discovery in his mid-20s). That kind of story excites young folks and gets them interested in astronomy, so I was so irritated and sad when Pluto was yanked from the list of planets. *sigh*
But this new "dwarf planet" makes a pretty image:
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