By TR Bergstrom
January 26, 2016 1:21am CST
Pluto has always been one of my favorite planets, the underdog planet, the smallest, the furthest from the Sun, it's such a underdog, it was even kicked out of the solar system at one time. Well not really, but it was made not a planet, because of a vote by scientists, who vote on such things. The reason they did this was because of the discovery of the Kuiper belt, which is many more planets around the size of Pluto and, smaller, basically they didn't want to name them and, didn't think school kids could remember them all. I don't know about you, but I would have just left Pluto a planet, considered the other ones the Kuiper belt and, slowly named them. Pluto is at it's closest like 3 billion light years away from Earth and, at it's farthest 5 billion, it takes the planet over 243 years to orbit the sun.
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• Perth, Australia
11 Feb 16
lol I love how you said "kicked out of the solar system." Made it sound so sad like a child being kicked out of a club or something haha. I can't believe I just felt sad for a planet lol I thought I read something recently about Pluto being known again as being in our solar system. Is it or did I just read a load of poop?
26 Jan 16
I think that there is something fascinating about Pluto. It is so small and so far away from the sun. I never learned much about the solar system at school, but I have read books about the topic as an adult, and I think that it is an interesting topic.