Even though Pluto was officially downgraded from planetary status over a decade ago, fans of the solar system’s underdog are still rooting for the small cosmic body. Case in point: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who stepped into the long-standing debate over Pluto’s planethood during press remarks on Friday (Aug. 23).
“Just so you know, in my view, Pluto is a planet, and you can write that the NASA administrator declared Pluto a planet once again, Bridenstine said during a FIRST robotics event in Colorado this week.
Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by meteorologist Cory Reppenhagen of 9News.
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