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Pluto Not A Planet

By: Mike Weldon - Published: • References: gizmag
In the world of science and discovery, the news of the month is that Pluto no longer qualifies as a planet. So... scratch that one off your list of planets to visit....

"This week is a huge one for Astronomy with the XXVIth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) beginning in Prague, a city with a rich astronomical history going back to the middle of XIVth century, when the oldest central European university was established there. The science of astronomy has never been more interesting with cascades of astronomical discoveries pouring in from an armada of observatories on the ground and in space. For two busy weeks, astronomers from 84 different nations will gather to discuss and evaluate the most recent discoveries and observations, and organise international cooperation." - Giz Magazine