Question: Why did they denote Pluto from planet status? I liked Pluto!

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  1. I’m a big fan of Pluto too! Unfortunately though, there are several things that make it different to the “normal” planets in our Solar System. We now call it a dwarf planet instead.

    First, it is very small. It’s actually smaller than the Moon!

    Second, it is close to a lot of similar objects out beyond the orbit of Neptune, which are all small.

    Finally, it’s path around the Sun is tilted with respect to the other planets; all the planets follow orbits that roughly aligned, but Pluto’s orbit is not.