Pluto Informative Speech

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Flying in space, you see this really small thing. Is it a rock? Is it a meteor? Oh wait, it’s Pluto! You think you are so cool because you are by the smallest planet, well at least you think it’s a planet. This is where I come in, to help you figure out why Pluto isn’t a planet anymore. History Pluto has been a planet for 76 years, so why wouldn’t it be now? It all started when ancient people thought there were only 5 planets, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. They didn’t include the earth because this is when people thought that the Earth was the center of everything. This list of planets stayed the same until William Herschel discovered Uranus. Then Le Verrier discovered Neptune in 1846. Well since astronomers kept finding more and more planets they kept looking for them until they came across the 9th and final planet in 1930, Pluto. Background Information on Pluto Pluto was unlike all the other planets in many ways. One was is that instead of it being a giant gas planet or “icy giant” it was a tiny and solid world that orbited very differently too. Instead of orbiting in that narrow path that all the other planets follow, Pluto orbits above and below that band. Also Pluto is…show more content…
But when they came to one that was about half the size of Pluto that’s when they began to question their though of Pluto being a planet. They named the large Kuiper Belt object (KBO) Quaoar after the god who created the Native American Tongva tribe. Quaoar actually had a more planet like orbit then Pluto does. Which also gives astronomers a reason to question if Pluto really is a planet. People 1st started to actually look into the idea of Pluto not being a planet in 1998 by the International Astronomical Union also known as the IAU. They were trying to figure out if Pluto was a planet, or just the largest object in the Kuiper

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