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Pluto and Other Trans-Neptunian Objects

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Pluto 101 | National Geographic
From YouTube, produced by National Geographic
Pluto is one of the most mysterious and controversial celestial objects in the solar system. Find out what most mystifies scientists and stargazers about this dwarf planet. (04:09)
September 7, 2017 at 04:58 PM
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'Pluto Is My Favorite Comet'
From YouTube, produced by Business Insider
For one reason or another, some people are still upset about Pluto's demotion from planet to dwarf planet. (02:39)
June 14, 2018 at 01:45 PM
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Why Is Pluto Not A Planet?
From YouTube, produced by SciShow Space
Pluto's not a planet. We're sorry, but we think it's time you move on. If you've gone through all your breakup music and Meg Ryan movies, and you still can't get over it, then SciShow Space will get out the ice cream, cuddle up with you on the couch,... [more]
June 18, 2018 at 05:54 PM
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The Journey to Pluto, the Farthest World Ever Explored
From YouTube, produced by Ted Education
As of 1989, mankind had successfully sent craft to every known planet in the solar system except one: Pluto. Located in an mysterious region called the Kuiper Belt, Pluto is a scientific goldmine, and could hold clues to the formation of our solar sy... [more]
December 27, 2018 at 07:44 PM
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Dwarf Planet Crossing at the Edge of the Solar System
From YouTube, produced by ESOCast.
Partial transcript: "Astronomers have accurately measured the size of the remote dwarf planet Eris for the first time. They caught it as it passed in front of a faint star. Eris also seems to be extremely reflective, probably because it is covered in... [more]
November 9, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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The Nine Planets - Pluto's "Honorable Mention"
From YouTube, produced by Watch Mojo
This video has been updated to include Pluto's new classification but they decide that it still needs an "honorable mention" in the series. This short clip is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students. (01:06)
August 16, 2009 at 06:10 PM
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Space School: Pluto
From YouTube, produced by Space School
This video uses animation and other images to show how Pluto, which is 3.7 billion miles from the sun, and only half the size of the moon was discovered and what it is like on the surface. (04:29)
May 29, 2011 at 04:16 PM
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What is a Planet?
From YouTube, produced by PBS
In this video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW, learn about the debate over the definition of a planet. Historically, there has been no scientific definition for a planet, leaving astronomers with the difficult task of properly classifying new di... [more]
September 5, 2010 at 09:59 PM
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Pluto Red Outpost on the Final Frontier
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Pluto was kicked off the list of major planets. It seems to have responded by turning a mysterious red color, according to scientists working with the Hubble Telescope. (02:11)
December 3, 2011 at 09:54 AM
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From nextvista.org, produced by NextVista.Org
This selection outlines the history of Pluto with diagrams and narration.  Since 2006, Pluto has been classified as a Dwarf Planet (minor planet) due to its size.  This concept is explained in the video.  (01:31)
December 27, 2011 at 02:46 PM
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