NASA has released the most detailed set of images ever taken of the distant dwarf planet Pluto. The images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show an icy and dark molasses-colored, mottled world that is undergoing seasonal changes in its surface color and brightness.
According to the International Astronomical Union, Pluto isn't a planet. But, it's still a sore point for many people! In this article, we discover the events that led up to the decision, the current state of planetary definition, and any hope Pluto has for the future.
Three years ago, the astronomy community voted to downsize the solar system by revoking Pluto's planetary status. Now the land of Lincoln is fighting back, showing that the fate of that small rock, and so the size of the solar system, is still up in the air.