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The reason Pluto lost its status in 2006 is not valid, according to a recent study led by planetary scientist and UCF alumnus Philip Metzger. (Image: suplyed by University of Central Florida)

Is Pluto A Planet? New Research Suggests Yes

The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union, a global group of astronomy experts, established a definition of a planet that required…

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Is Pluto A Planet? New Research Suggests Yes

The reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid, according to new research from the University of Central Florida. In 2006, the International Astronomical Union, a global group of…

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Hubble Peers at a Distinctly Disorganized Dwarf Galaxy

Despite being less famous than their elliptical and spiral galactic cousins, irregular dwarf galaxies, such as the one captured in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, are actually one of the most common types of…

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What Do We Know About the ‘Alien Megastructure?’

So what is happening with KIC 8462852, or the “alien mega-structure” as most media are calling it? Researchers from the SETI Institute (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) are now looking for…