Pluto Reclaims Title as Ninth Planet
News story originally written on February 11, 1999
On February 11th, Pluto
will pass beyond
and become the farthest
planet in the solar system. Scientists estimate that the two planets
will cross orbits at approximately 5:08 p.m. EST.
Pluto has an unusual orbit which takes it closer to the Sun than Neptune
for 20 years out of its 248-year orbit. Pluto has been the eighth planet
since February 7th, 1979.
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