While it was a sad day for Pluto lovers, people in general have accepted the idea, and the next generation of children will grow up knowing only eight planets and thinking nothing of it.
As Mike Brown, the astronomer who discovered Eris, noted following the IUC's decision, "science is self-correcting." Pluto lost its status as a planet in our solar system at the International Astronomical Union Conference in 2006.
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Reading: In a vote that took place at the International Astronomical Union Conference on August 24th, 2006, Pluto lost its status as a planet in our solar system.
The decision on whether or not to demote Pluto was put to a final vote by astronomers from around the world at the International Astronomical Union Conference.
However, when I say from around the world, I don't mean worldwide.
However, the professor points out that the reason Pluto was demoted was because it doesn't fit the new definition of a planet.
According to the new definition, a planet must clear the neighborhood around its orbit.
Children in particular have a thing with Pluto and are perhaps the least willing to part with it.
The name for the now dwarf planet was put to a vote in 1930.