‘What is a Planet’ DVD Wins International Bronze Award for Education Video

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The ‘What is a Planet?’ DVD explains the International Astronomical Union’s definition of a planet via visually stimulating 3D graphics and animations. The DVD begins with a short history of the discovery and naming of the planets through Pluto’s discovery in the early 20th century. As additional discoveries are made, the DVD explains why there was pressure to define a scientific definition of a planet in 2006 and details each part of the definition and presents the controversy of Pluto’s reclassification.

Learn more and view the video online: http://missionscience.nasa.gov/nasascience/what_is_a_planet.html

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