Pluto Gets De-planetted

Little Pluto, formerly the solar system’s smallest planet, has been stripped of its status by the International Astronomical Union, reducing the number of planets to eight. The new guidelines – introduced in Prague on Thursday after a week of debate by the 2,500 astronomers at the organization’s conference – define what is a planet and what is not. Pluto didn’t make the cut.

Ahh, poor Pluto! We should all send it an “It OK to be small” card. You can read the full BBC News article on Pluto’s demotion here. And this is how the Solar System looks like now.

The new Solar System