This Day In Astro History


definition of a planet

August 24

2006 - Pluto is "plutoed", demoted from planet status to dwarf planet status at the 2006 meeting of the International Astronomical Union.

1966 - Luna 11 Launched from Earth orbiting platform. USSR mission to study the Moon's chemical composition and gravitational anomolies.
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