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What is a pluton?

Question asked by: knowitall

A pluton is a new category that has appeared recently.

It is named plutons as the founder member is pluto. They are a group of objects that are like planets but perhaps not in as classic a sense as Earth, Mars, Jupiter and so on.

They are smaller than the main planets and hard, rocky bodies. Typically but not always they are a long, long way from the Sun and far out in the solar system.

It seems likely that more and more plutons will come to light and be added in coming years.

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