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I want to know what is the controversy of PLuto's status as a planet

There is not much controversy. Pluto is small, and smaller than some of the orbiting asteroids. Some scientists want to stop calling Pluto a planet because of this. Other scientists say we called it a planet, so we ought to keep calling it a planet. That is the "controversy".

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