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Pluto and Other Trans-Neptunian Objects

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Pluto The Dwarf Planet HD Full Documentary
From YouTube
Pluto is so far away from Earth that it is a mere pinprick of light in our powerful telescopes. Locked in a gravitational dance with its largest moon Charon, this frozen outpost is simply the first discovered body in an unseen swarm of icy worlds. Le... [more]
June 26, 2014 at 02:34 PM
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Pluto - Bill Nye the Science Guy
From YouTube, produced by ABC News
Bill Nye talks about why Pluto should't be called a planet. Bill Nye explains a dwarf planet and explains the process of science and how we continually are learning new things.  Run time 01:36.
July 12, 2009 at 06:18 AM
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Pluto Controversy
From sciencefriday.com, produced by Science Friday
Neil DeGrasse Tyson recounts the controversy about America's favorite former planet -- Pluto. He talks with Ira in the NPR studio in New York about the new rules for planetary status.
January 18, 2010 at 09:48 PM
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Why Isn't Pluto a Planet Any More?
From YouTube, produced by Spitzer Science Center
Ask An Astronomer, question asked is: Why isn't Pluto a planet any more? Dr. Robert Hurt explains why Pluto got... well... plutoed. Describes how we define the word planet. Explains when planets were discovered, how asteroids were discovered, and how... [more]
July 26, 2009 at 05:39 PM
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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. Run time 01:06.
August 16, 2009 at 06:10 PM
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Neil deGrasse Tyson - Why Pluto was Downgraded
From 5min, produced by FORA.tv
In this segment he speaks about his role in suggesting Pluto was not a planet - setting off scientific soul-searching about our solar system.
March 19, 2011 at 09:30 AM
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Learn About Pluto
From 5min, produced by WatchMojo
Learn About Pluto - Learn about the solar system and the dwarf planet of Pluto. (01:05)
March 23, 2011 at 07:11 PM
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What is a Planet?
From teachersdomain.org, 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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Space School: Pluto
From discovery.com, produced by Space School
This 4:30 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.
May 29, 2011 at 04:16 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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