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Emily LakdawallaAugust 16, 2013

Dwarf planet, wassup?

I got a sneak preview of this video at the Pluto Science Conference a few weeks ago. When we were told we would be shown a rap by fifth graders about Pluto, we were, I must admit, skeptical. This turned out to be so much more awesome than I could've imagined. It got a lengthy ovation.

Well done, fifth graders of Kipp Heartwood Academy! You really captured the essence of the arguments about Pluto's status. In adorable rap form.

The kids had some messages for the collected Pluto scientists, which we also loved.

Be sure not to miss the related rap battle, in which Rosalind Franklin delivers a smackdown to Watson and Crick...

And for more on what the scientists were actually talking about at that Pluto science conference:

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