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This just in: Pluto is officially not a planet. The International Astronomical Union rejected a face-saving proposal to create a category of runners-up to planethood known as "plutons", assigning Pluto and various other objects to it, instead unsentimentally striking the distant rock from the list of planets, where it has been since its discovery in 1930.
10th planet found in solar system; the new planet, which is further away than Pluto, has been christened Sedna, after the Inuit goddess of the ocean. (Perhaps Disney wanted too much in the way of royalties for naming it Mickey?)