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Friday, January 19, 2018

The moon can become a full-fledged planet

NASA employees called upon his colleagues to recognize the moon is a separate planet. Experts believe that the current criteria for the classification of planets have become obsolete.

NASA proposes to delete the criterion by which a planet is required to only rotate around the Sun. They offer considered a planet any celestial body which has a spherical shape and has a mass smaller than a star. If this proposal is supported by the scientific community, the Moon is the satellite of the Earth will turn into a full-fledged planet.

With NASA employees agreed the astronomer of the Pulkovo Observatory George Goncharov. According to him, the Moon unlike other satellites largely rotates on its own orbit and, one might say, around the Sun.

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