The Universe and The Solar System
I’ve found the "unknown" answer to the question: IS PLUTO A PLANET?
Pluto, the Dwarf planet, is smaller than 7 of the moons in the Solar System. Because it is so small many scientists don’t consider it a planet at all. In 1999 a group of scientists attempted to redesignate Pluto as a comet.
On August 24th, 2006 Pluto’s status was officially changed from planet to dwarf planet. For decades children have been taught that there are nine planets in the Solar System. However, with this change, there are now only eight planets.
Pluto has never been visited by space craft. Because we have never sent probes to this planet we know very little about it.
Read more about Pluto and learn about our Solar System in Astronomy for kids
Find more facts related to the it in the planets of our solar system for kids
Enjoy travelling around our Solar System with your computers and your imagination!!!