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Pluto Could Become A Planet Again!

23/09/2014 11:02 BST | Updated 27/02/2015 10:59 GMT

Pluto, the plucky celestial body that has been whizzing around our solar system, could soon be classified as a planet once again.

The former-planet was booted from the elite club after the International Astronomical Union unveiled its official classification requirements for a planet. Pluto sadly didn't hit all of them and so was promptly demoted to a dwarf planet.

Now unsurprisingly this didn't sit well with some people, but since 2006 -- when the decision was made -- nothing has changed, for Pluto at least.

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Well now the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is back on the case and wants to settle the matter once and for all.

The centre held a debate on the subject using three key experts in the field. Astrobiology Magazine reported on the event which found two of the three experts arguing that Pluto IS in fact a planet.

You can see the entire debate below. Now to convince the IAU.