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Laurel Kornfeld

Tyson provides only one side of the ongoing debate over Pluto. The other side, supporting Pluto's planet status, is well told in Dr. David Weintraub's book "Is Pluto a Planet?" The demotion of Pluto was done by only four percent of the IAU, most of whom are not planetary scientists, and was immediately rejected by hundreds of professional astronomers led by Dr. Alan Stern, Principal Investigator of NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto. Stern and like-minded scientists believe a planet is simply any non-self-luminous spheroidal body orbiting a star, and some are working to overturn the demotion while others are ignoring it entirely. Please do not present only one side as reality when this is far from being the case.

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