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08/16/06 - East Texas

A Growing Solar System

The solar system is apparently a larger than we thought. Some astronomers are making a push to add three more planets to our solar system.

That would give us 12 planets instead of nine. The objects being considered for the planet classification are close to the same size as Pluto the smallest planet now recognized. The planets would join the traditional planets but would be called dwarf planets.

Astronomers will vote on making the change next week.

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