Fact check: Has Pluto been officially reclassified as a planet again

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Viral Message: Today is a historic day—one that will bring joy to the hundreds of millions of Pluto lovers around the globe. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), has just announced that Pluto has been reclassified as a major planet.

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*BREAKING* Today is a historic day—one that will bring joy to the hundreds of millions of Pluto lovers around the globe

Viral Message Verification:-   Rumors doing the round, with many believing and many already know the fact about Pluto. However the viral news of Pluto that it has been reclassified as a planet is doing the rounds and believe me it is fake.

This all started after august 2006 when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) put Pluto into the category of dwarf planet. Ever since the discussion has been going on. For the people who did their school studies before 2006 and for those who did after 2006 got new information on the Pluto.

Let us see what was said by the International Astronomical Union (IAU)

In August 2006, Pluto lost its status as the solar system’s ninth planet when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) reclassified it as a “dwarf planet.” The ruling, though controversial among both astronomers and the general public, has stood for more than a decade — but now, several scientists are making a new case for returning Pluto to its former planetary status. The new definition of the word “planet,” however, would not only promote Pluto, but over 100 additional solar system objects as well.

The article of the fake news of the Pluto is mostly leading us a site Untold Universe which has reported the news as “Today is a historic day—one that will bring joy to the hundreds of millions of Pluto lovers around the globe. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the body that is responsible for naming and classifying objects in the cosmos, has just announced that Pluto has been reclassified as a major planet. 

There has been no source of the article to support the claim and International Astronomical Union even have not yet given any statement of any such development.

Hence we keep the article posted by Untold Universe in the fake category.



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