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Laurel Kornfeld
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Attended Swinburne University
Lives in Highland Park, NJ
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In 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted that Pluto is not a planet. I believe that was a mistake. Here are nine reasons why Pluto is a planet.
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My latest New Horizons article at "Spaceflight Insider."
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Chris Christie is letting ExxonMobil off the hook for almost 9 billion dollars it owes for polluting wetlands and waters in North Jersey. Instead of making Exxon pay to restore these environmentally sensitive areas, Christie cut a deal with Exxon for just $225 million. Before Christie's deal is finalized, it must go through a public comment period and be approved by a judge. Send in your comment TODAY to stop Christie's sweetheart deal with Exxon...
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Demoting Pluto from the list of planets reinforces an out-of-date understanding of solar systems and communicates bad science to the public.
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Education
  • Swinburne University
    Astronomy, 2009 - 2011
  • Harvard University
    Middle East Studies
  • Rutgers University Graduate School of Education
    English Education
  • Douglass College, Rutgers University
    Journalism
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Plutogirl, laurel30101, laurel861, Her Royal Highness Princess Plutogirl
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H.R.H. Princess Plutogirl, aka Laurel Kornfeld, writer, actress, singer, and amateur astronomer.
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I am an actress, singer, freelance writer, and amateur astronomer who is actively advocating the planet status of Pluto and all dwarf planets. For more on Pluto, see my Pluto Blog at http://laurelsplutoblog.blogspot.com .

My acting reel can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNQLssl9WkU .

Current New Horizons correspondent for "Spaceflight Insider" and writer for "The Space Reporter." I am known to many as @plutosavior

I am an eternal, free-spirited child who proudly refuses to "grow up" or "get old" and takes pride in being a cute redheaded finger wrapper.
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Played characters living, dead, and undead in various horror films. Also have experience in theater and doing Renaissance Faires. Egalitarian supporter of the Occupy movement. Everyone should have an HRH title! Planet Pluto is not dead and never had "it coming." I am proud to be actively keeping Planet Pluto alive!
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Highland Park, NJ
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Highland Park, NJ - Cambridge, MA
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New Horizons’ first color pic of Pluto | EarthSky.org
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New Horizons spacecraft is now only three months away from its historic sweep through the Pluto-Charon system in mid-July. First image in co

Turning Points of Light into Planets |
thespacewriter.com

New Horizons Pluto mission is taking us deep into the "third zone" of the solar system and exploring its new and diverse worlds.

Responding to the IAU: Pluto and the Developing Landscape of the Solar S...
laurelsplutoblog.blogspot.com

Today is the 83rd anniversary of Planet Pluto’s discovery by 24-year-old Clyde William Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz

Solar Eclipse 2015 Kicks Off a Day of Celestial Events - ABC News
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A total solar eclipse was visible in the Faroe Islands today, a dazzling display that kicked off a day of celestial events.

Venus, Mars, moon after sunset February 19 | EarthSky.org
earthsky.org

Planets and moon - west after sunset - are about to be spectacular. Friday and Saturday nights awesome. And tonight? Could be wonderful, esp

Full moon plus Jupiter on February 3-4, 2015 | EarthSky.org
earthsky.org

Look east as darkness falls, no matter where you are on Earth. The full moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter will be together all night. Thi

Attention QVC Shoppers, The Moon Is A Planet
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The segment on the QVC shopping network where host Shawn Killinger and designer Isaac Mizrahi argued over whether or not our Moon was a plan

2014 warmest year on record | EarthSky.org
earthsky.org

NASA, NOAA, and Japan Meteorological Agency all report 2014 as Earth's warmest year since modern-day record-keeping began in 1880.

Astronomers find 8 new planets in Goldilocks zone | EarthSky.org
earthsky.org

Two of the newly-discovered planets are the most similar to Earth of any known exoplanets to date.

4 Signs the Arctic Is Getting Baked by Climate Change | BillMoyers.com
billmoyers.com

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the Earth.

Dwarf planet is possible new source of life in our solar system
www.digitaljournal.com

A potential new source of alien life in our own solar system will be explored by a NASA probe in March 2015. Scientists think that the so-ca

She Told The Chimp She Had Lost Her Baby. What The Chimp Did Next Was Un...
truthseekerdaily.com

After reading this story you will understand how motherhood and loss are universal. Washoe, an exceptionally smart chimpanzee who knew sign

Earliest sunset at 40 degrees N. latitude on December 7 | EarthSky.org
earthsky.org

The 2014 solstice comes on December 21, but the earliest sunsets at mid-northern latitudes happen on or near December 7.

Barrier-breaking drug may lead to spinal cord injury treatments
www.nih.gov

NIH-funded scientists take first step towards developing promising new drug

Warren Routs Hillary in Liberal Presidential Poll
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is the overwhelming favorite in a new presidential poll that ranks Hillary Clinton a distant third am

Exploring astronomy old and new at the Lowell Observatory
o.canada.com

Every year, thousands of tourists visit this natural wonder located in northern Arizona, and they use the town of Flagstaff as their base of