The Canadian Press

2015-07-13 | NASA Pluto Flyby

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Some of the mystery surrounding Pluto, the icy dwarf planet first discovered in 1930, may finally be revealed tomorrow. That's when NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will give scientists their first close-up look at the distant space body. Pluto was originally classified as the ninth planet in the solar system, but was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006 because it didn't meet criteria set out by the International Astronomical Union to qualify as a planet. Richard Leveille, (leh-veh-YAY'), a planetary researcher at McGill University, explains the difference between dwarf planets and other normal planets. (Pluto, which is composed of one-third water-ice and two-thirds rocky material, is slightly smaller than our own moon.)

Date: 2015-07-13
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and they have orbits that are more eccentric so they don't they don't follow up fairly are near circular orbit like the other eight planets before they go a little bit further out into orbit is more eccentric more if you will >>


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