Pluto — now just a number

Via space.com:

“Pluto has been given a new name to reflect its new status as a dwarf planet.

On Sept. 7, the former 9th planet was assigned the asteroid number 134340 by the Minor Planet Center (MPC), the official organization responsible for collecting data about asteroids and comets in our solar system.”

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/060911_pluto_asteroidnumber.html

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