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Response to leveymg (Reply #14)

Fri May 31, 2013, 06:00 AM

15. It has to clear it's own orbit of all bodies that would have a significant gravitaional effect on it

This is the reason Pluto isn't a planet any more. It hasn't cleared everything significantly larger that it from it's orbit, most notibly Neptune.

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