Why Pluto Was Kicked Out of the Planet Club and What We Are Learning About It Today

Track:
Science
What:
Talk
When:
Saturday Aug 18   12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (1 hour)
The public perception is that in 2006, astronomers suddenly demoted Pluto from being a full-scale member of the planet club, leaving Pluto fans angry and confused. Hear the inside story of what really happened to Pluto, learn about the discovery of other Pluto’s even farther from the Sun, and see the remarkable things the New Horizons probe discovered as it flew by Pluto in 2015, including the almost-frozen nitrogen sea, with its floating ice-bergs of rock-hard water.
Participant
University of San Francisco Fromm Institute
Astronomy Professor

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