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Some scientists seek to revive Pluto’s status as a planet

In 2006, Pluto lost its status as a planet and now some NASA scientists want to redefine the term “planet” so that Pluto would again be considered to be one. The debate over this is fraught. Artists’ renditions of the» 

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New planet may help study atmospheres

A newfound rocky planet could be the most important world found beyond our solar system and is close enough for scientists to study whether it has an atmosphere. GJ 1132b is just 39 light-years away. The planet is about 20»