Khoshben Sheikho – Xeber24.net
A number of scientists have called for Pluto to be reclassified as one of the car planets in our solar system, following a new astronomical study in planetary science.
In 2006, the International Astronomical Union (IAU), in a move that sparked widespread controversy in the astronomical scientific community at the time, decided to strip Pluto of its title as a sea planet and classify it as a “dwarf planet”, claiming that the space crime did not meet all three specifications required to classify it as a planet in the constellation.
An astronomical object is officially classified as a caricle, which is spherical, orbits a star, and does not share its magnetic surroundings [dominant in gravity] with other space objects within its orbit.
Thus, the decision of the International Astronomical Union in 2006 to remove Pluto from the classification of planets was based on the presence of space objects within its orbit called plutinos.
Now, a research team from various universities, astronomical observatories and research institutes claims that the rules established by the International Astronomical Union in classifying a space crime as a planet, were formulated “in a hurry” without care, and failed to resolve “critical issues” that confused astrology and astronomy.
The scientific journal Icarus, those researchers report, states that the definition of the International Astronomical Union was based on “a popular concept of the planet that runs counter to the scientific point of view.”
According to the scientific journal Icarus, the international astronomical union’s definition was based on “a popular concept of the planet that runs counter to the scientific point of view.”
Pluto’s status has continued to stir controversy within the astronomical community since its reclassification 15 years ago, with a number of prominent scientific figures referring to it as a political planet without regard to the international astronomical union’s rule.
In 2019, Jim Bredenstein, president of NASA, said he considered the orb to be a planet, noting that “it’s the way I’ve learned and I’m committed to it.”
Alan Stern, a NASA scientist who led the NEW Horizons mission to Pluto, also co-authored a scientific paper calling for Pluto’s reclassification.
Restoring Pluto to its previous classification will again make it the ninth planet in order to keep it away from the sun, after the eight car planets Mercury, Venus Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.