Researchers say Pluto may be planet after all

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Pluto may still be considered a planet.

Researchers from the University of Central Florida say the qualifications for being a planet are not supported in prior research.

That prior study defines a planet as something that “clears” its own orbit.

Researchers from UCF say the standard has been disproved.

They say no planet is able to clear its orbit.

Instead, a planet is something that is large enough to become “spherical in shape.” 

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