HAGERSTOWN - Abraham Scott, 9, stood outside the library and listed the planets as he learned them in third grade.
"Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto ... "
The International Astronomical Union demoted Pluto from planetary status Thursday at its meeting in Prague, Czech Republic.
That's right, Pluto got a pink slip.
Since it was discovered in 1930, Pluto has been considered the ninth planet in the solar system.
Because the smaller Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, it does not meet the new definition of a planet, said Rodney Martin, the planetarium resource teacher for the Washington County school system.
"It's hard to believe this is the first time there was an actual definition of a planet," Martin said. "Pluto is just a big ice cube."