Neil deGrasse Tyson Rejects Pluto Planethood Proposal on 'Colbert'

SPACE.COM | on Mon, Mar 20, 12:49 PM

Layers of haze above Pluto, as documented by the New Horizons mission, which flew by the dwarf planet in July 2015. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI Scientists from the New Horizons mission to Pluto are making their case that the dwarf planet should be considered a planet again[1] - and science popularizer and "Cosmos" host Neil deGrasse Tyson came out vehemently against them on late-night television. While speaking on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Wednesday (March 15) Tyson pointed out that P...

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