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Living On Earth: The Pluto Files

Living On Earth

Neil deGrasse Tyson didn't mean to get Pluto demoted from planet status; he just wanted people to think about the solar system differently. But changing the number of planets from nine to eight is just what happened when a debate sparked by the astrophysicist's Hayden Planetarium exhibit—sans Pluto—ended with the re-categorization of the icy rock to dwarf planet status.

Time's Ten Questions

Time Magazine

Time magazine interview on Pluto and what determines planethood.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Tonight Show with Jay Leno

A discussion of Pluto, Apophis, and life on Mars on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

How Many Planets Do You Want in the Solar System?

The New York Times

Kenneth Chang asks New York Times readers how many planets they want in the Solar System.

How I (Ken Chang) Tormented Neil deGrasse Tyson

The New York Times

New York Times columnist Kenneth Chang recounts his reporting on Pluto and its place in AMNH's Rose Center, and the release of The Pluto Files.

The Pluto Files

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

Gathered here in one place is a record of Pluto’s rise and fall from planethood, given by way of media accounts, public forums, cartoons, and letters I received from disgruntled school children, their teachers, strongly opinionated adults, and colleagues.

Preface from The Pluto Files

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

Preface to The Pluto Files.

The Great Planet Debate

The great planet debate

Dr. Mark Sykes of the Planetary Science Institute and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson debate the nature of planethood with moderator Ira Flatow.

Commonwealth Club of California Science Talk

Commonwealth Club Talk

A talk on Death By Black Hole which touches on a variety of issues in astrophysics and space exploration.

Commonwealth Club: Pluto and Planethood

Commonwealth Club science talk

Neil deGrasse Tyson confesses to his role in the Pluto dispute.

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