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We should take the discovery of Pluto's new moons seriously due to naming conventions and as a spacecraft hazard.
It appeared as a faint fleck to scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope to scout out the ex-planet's neighbourhood.
Can firm distinctions be drawn between the natural and supernatural, between fantasy and technology?
Pluto has lost its status as the ninth and outermost planet of the solar system, the world's leading astronomical body has decided.
Leading astronomers are to vote on a proposal that would redefine what a planet is and could see the demotion of Pluto.

The number of planets in the solar system may rise from nine to 12 if astronomers approve a proposal on how celestial bodies are defined.

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