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Pluto may be made up of a billion comets

But we won't know until we get there.

Perhaps we’re looking at Pluto the wrong way. Planet, dwarf planet—this semantic debate might be irrelevant, because in reality. . . maybe Pluto is actually sort of a giant comet? In a paper published this week in the journal , scientists from the Southwest Research Institute pitch a new theory that Pluto might really just be the aggregation of a bunch of comets. Billions of them.

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