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Nine no longer: Panel declares 12 planets

By Gareth Cook
Globe Staff / August 16, 2006

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The solar system has 12 planets. That is the conclusion, to be announced today, of an international panel formed to devise a scientific definition of a planet and settle an increasingly intense dispute over whether Pluto qualifies. The panel suggests retaining Pluto and immediately adding three new planets to the nine that are familiar to any schoolchild: Ceres, currently considered ... (Full article: 1187 words)

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