21 Mar 2017

Is Pluto a Planet again?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:16 pm on 21 March 2017

The debate is raging again... is Pluto a planet or not... and does it really matter? The annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference is being held in Houston. And we believe it's a hot topic of conversation.

Astronomer, Dr Ian Griffin, is the director at Otago Museum and is taking a keen interest in the debate.

Pluto and Charon display striking color and brightness contrast in this composite image from 11 July.

Pluto and Charon display striking color and brightness contrast in this composite image from 11 July. Photo: NASA