All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>The 8 Planets in the Solar System</strong>
Much to nearly every science educator's dismay, there are now only 8 planets; Pluto was demoted to "dwarf planet" status in 2006. It is still out there, but because of its small size and irregular orb...
The 8 Planets in the Solar System
Much to nearly every science educator's dismay, there are now only 8 planets; Pluto was demoted to "dwarf planet" status in 2006. It is still out there, but because of its small size and irregular orbit scientists decided it didn't truly fit the mold of a true planet. Poor Pluto!
The correct pronunciation of the 7th planet is "YUR-uh-nus", not "your-ANUS"! I tell my students that "your anus" is the hole at the lower end of your digestive tract, and that isn't a very nice thing to call a planet! :) They don't forget that!
See following photo for more information on the planets...

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