The bigger picture..

That would be the solar system, which may be about to get a little bit bigger. The International Astronomical Union will meet in Prague next month to decide on how to define a planet and, subsequently, on whether Xena is to be offically recognised as a planet – it shouldn’t be, but ever since they accepted Pluto as a planet, and it’s not, there’s been a bit of a problem. ANYway.. as the Sunday Times reports, the upshot is there could soon be 10 officially recognised planets [or possibly 23 – Ed] in the solar system.. and counting.. when there are really only 8..

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