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  • Dwarf Planet Essay

    Seaghan Kinneen 8.5 billion miles from the Sun, over ninety-one times the distance between the Earth and the Sun, stands the newest addition to the Solar System. 2014 UZ224, located some 4.83 billion miles beyond Pluto, joined Ceres, Eris, Haumea, Makemake, and the aforementioned Pluto, as the most recently discovered Solar System Dwarf Planet. To understand the definition of a Dwarf Planet, one must understand the definition of a regular planet. In a 2006 assembly that has gained notoriety for “killing” the planetary status of Pluto, the International Astronomical Union, or IAU, resolved definitions for both planets and dwarf planet. They outlined four criteria that determine planetary status for celestial bodies. The first is that the celestial body must be in orbit around the sun. The second is that the celestial body must have a large enough mass that it reaches hydrostatic equilibrium,…

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  • The Characteristics Of A Dwarf Planet, Pluto And A Dward Planet

    1930 the dwarf planet known as Pluto was discovered! It was discovered by an astronomer named Clyde Tombaugh and named by an 11-year-old girl. It was the farthest planet and the smallest. However when it was discovered it was named a planet because they did not have much information about it. They assumed it was a planet. It looked like a planet so they thought it was a planet. 76 years after Pluto was discovered on August 24th, 2006 astronomers demoted Pluto from planet status to dwarf planet.…

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  • Analysis Of Pluto As A Dwarf Planet

    Ever since 2006, when Pluto was "demoted" to be a dwarf planet, people all over the world have complained about the change. The complaints are based partly on nostalgia; as children, they learned that Pluto was a planet, and they do not like change. However, in this essay, I argue that classifying Pluto as a dwarf planet is justified as the classification is useful; however, its status as a dwarf planet should not indicate that it is not as interesting as the planets. I will discuss, first, the…

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  • The Importance Of Dwarf Planets In The Solar System

    There are currently 5 dwarf planets in our solar system and I mentioned Ceres in my discussion about the asteroid belt so I will talk about the other 4 dwarf planets in our solar system. Pluto which was a planet up until 2006 was discovered in 1930 and the main reason it was stripped of its planet title is that was that its orbit was hampered by other celestial objects that criss crossed its rotation around the sun. Pluto is the second closest dwarf planet to the sun and it is known to have 5…

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  • Opinion: Pluto Is A Dwarf Planet

    Opinion: Pluto is a Dwarf Planet This astronomical study will define the development of Pluto from being a planet to a “dwarf planet” in the solar system. Pluto is a planet with about 30 to 49 astronomical units away from the sun, and it takes about 5 hours for the light of sun to reach its surface. Pluto also has an orbit of 248 years, which makes the longest orbital time period for a planetary object in the solar system. The mass of Pluto is 1.303±0.003)×1022 kg and the radius of the planet…

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  • Pluto Article Analysis

    The source I chose to evaluate is an article called “Is Pluto a planet?” written by Graham Rax. This source was published by Kalmbach Publishing Company in 1999, and mainly talked about is the Pluto should be consider as a planet or not. For this paragraph, it mainly talks about what is planet, what the figure does the Pluto has, and it give a conclusion that we can’t define the Pluto as a planet or treat is as a member of Kuiper Belt. We can tell that the article was published by a formal…

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  • The Universe: How Big Is The Universe?

    The universe What is the universe? How big is it? What is all part of the universe? These may be questions that you probably wonder when you read something about a planet or learn from a science book. The universe is so big that it is hard for people to understand just how big it is. The meaning of the universe is all existing matter and space considered as a whole. (Davies, Luke. "How Big Is the Universe?" How Big Is the Universe? N.p., 5 Oct. 2015. Web. 09 May 2016. Website) How gigantic is…

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  • Touchdown Mars Summary

    Students will learn a lot about outer space, but having an engaging nonfiction text the students can use to explore a topic in more depth as well as independently can help the students be in charge of their own learning. This text could be a part of group work, where the students travel to different stations and explore a different planet at each to make a final project about the planets in our solar system. The students can also study one specific planet and later present their findings to the…

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  • The Basic Website Of Astronomy For Kids

    be able to find information about the sun or any of the planets in our solar system. Another aspect of the site is that students can learn about the different moons of the planets. This site also contains interesting information about Saturn’s rings. Finally, the students will be able to learn about asteroids, comets, and meteorites. There is an interactive map, which the children could use to select the planet that they would like information on. The map shows the planets relationship to the…

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  • Lesson Plan For Solar Planet

    Objective: • Understand the relationship of the nine planets in our solar system to the sun by creating a three-dimensional representation. • Understand the planets relative size and their distance from the sun and the earth. Preparation: Purpose: To introduce the ideas of our solar system and enrich their understanding of the world around them Materials: • Newspaper strips torn about an inch wide • String Steps: • First I would divide the students into nine groups. Then I would assign…

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