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February 2, 1962

On February 2, 1962, Neptune and Pluto aligned for the first time in 400 years. It would be the only time when Pluto was in the big leagues and considered a planet. I bet when Pluto looks back at this … Continue reading

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January 5, 2005

On January 5, 2005, a team of astronomers discovered the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, Eris. The astronomers, Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz even estimated that it was more massive than the planet Pluto. When … Continue reading

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June 30, 2004

On June 30, 2004, the international Cassini spacecraft entered the orbit of the planet Saturn. It took the spacecraft nearly seven years to reach the second biggest planet in our Solar System. Charon, the moon of Pluto, was heard to … Continue reading

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June 22, 1978

On June 22, 1978, James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered, at that time, the only known moon of Pluto. They named it Charon. In August 2006, when Pluto lost its planetary status, Charon asked for a divorce. It … Continue reading

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March 19, 1915

On March 19, 1915, cheeky Pluto photobombed Lowell Observatory when they were actively searching for the mysterious ninth planet theorized by American astronomers Percival Lowell and William Pickering. Unfortunately for Lowell and his assistants, they didn’t realize how shy and … Continue reading

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February 2, 1962

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1962, the 8th and 9th planets aligned for the first time in 400 years and never would again, as Pluto had lost its planetary status in August 2006 due to having signed a professional … Continue reading

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