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Download When Is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto Audiobook (Unabridged)

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Q: When is a planet not a planet?

Scientists have argued for years over the answer to this question. And central to their debate has been Pluto, the tiny orb circling the Sun at the outermost reaches of our solar system. On August 24, 2006, a group of astronomers made a big announcement: Pluto could no longer be considered a planet.

This fascinating and breathtaking audiobook explains in simple terms how advancements in technology have changed our understanding of the universe - and exactly how and why the number of planets in our solar system went from nine to eight. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gloriavirtutisumbra | 11/5/2013

    " short, sweet, and explains what the fuss was all about. Hail Pluto, so sorry you lost your place in the pantheon of planets! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sheryl | 9/20/2013

    " Needed a book to help me understand why Pluto got kicked out of the Planet club. This is a good book and explains this very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindi | 8/7/2013

    " We listened to this great little book which discusses the history of studying planets, the old definition of a planet and the new definitions of bodies that orbit our Sun (and other suns). Very informative! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sasha | 4/24/2013

    " Informative book, beautiful illustrations, would recommend. "

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