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Pluto demoted as astronomers approve new definition for planets

...historic vote by the International Astronomical Union officially shrinks Earth's...approved Thursday by the International Astronomical Union, which define planets...objects. On the Net: International Astronomical Union, www.iau.org

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/25/liv_93820.shtml
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...University of Hawaii, and Jan Kleyna of Cambridge University announced the new moons in e-mail alerts from the International Astronomical Union. The astronomers made the discovery in February using digital cameras mounted on telescopes on Mauna Kea...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/13/liv_368750.shtml
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Scientists grasp for how to deal with asteroid, comet threat

...Earth in 2030. According to a then-new International Astronomical Union policy, astronomers made that announcement...said David Morrison, chairman of the International Astronomical Union's working group on NEOs. "The issue is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/06/tec_311299.shtml
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Pluto back in last place

...years to circle the sun, it will remain the farthest planet for the next 228 years. The Paris-based International Astronomical Union recently reaffirmed Pluto's standing as the smallest planet, despite suggestions that it should be reclassified...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/17/tec_253682.shtml
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Pluto's status as a planet is intact

...be demoted to a Minor Planet, or -- worse -- a Trans-Neptunian Object. That simply isn't so, the International Astronomical Union said Thursday. "No proposal to change the status of Pluto as the ninth planet in the solar system has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/05/tec_252488.shtml
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Pluto may be demoted

...Two groups within the International Astronomical Union are thinking about reclassifying...Sciences Division of the International Astronomical Union. With a diameter of...Brian Marsden of the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/20/tec_250800.shtml
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Satellites may be in for bumpy ride

...Space Agency, plus commercial and military organizations. According to astronomer Brian Marsden of the International Astronomical Union's central telegram bureau in Cambridge, Mass., there is no way to accurately predict how "strong...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/04/tec_243803.shtml
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NASA to coordinate detection, tracking of asteroids, comets

...effects if one hit Earth," he said. In March, Yeomans and colleague Paul Chodas debunked a report from the International Astronomical Union that an asteroid was headed to within 30,000 miles of Earth's center -- and could hit -- in October...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/16/tec_233544.shtml
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Government practices spin control on asteroid disaster

...Marsden, director of the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams and the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union in Cambridge, Mass. Marsden made the initial announcement about the asteroid 1997FX11 in March. "I don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/14/tec_228182.shtml
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Astronomers warn of collision potential with asteroid

...question," according to a notice filed by the International Astronomical Union. But asteroid specialist Jack G. Hills...computation," said the bulletin from the International Astronomical Union. The notice said the asteroid, which is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/12/tec_224014.shtml
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