Bookies Bet On Pluto Becoming Planet Once More
Despite having had “Dwarf Planet” status since 2006, William Hill are offering 20/1 that it returns to planetary status before the end of this year and 10/1 that it does before the end of next year.
“Pluto was stripped of its planetary status years ago when all it represented was a tiny blue blob on Solar System maps,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The New Horizons mission could well return information that reverses that decision.”
Will Pluto be re-awarded planet status before the end of 2015: 20/1
Will Pluto be re-awarded planet status before the end of 2016: 10/1
[Image ref: The initial photograph of Pluto released by Nasa on Monday. Photograph: Nasa/Press Association ]