The Eleven Dwarfs

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) caused a cosmic stir when it kicked Pluto out of the planet gang, demoting it to 'dwarf planet' status. The decision by the IAU - the body responsible for naming and categorising astronomical objects - was, and still is, hotly contested. The trouble started in 2005 when Mike Brown, professor of planetary astronomy … Continue reading The Eleven Dwarfs