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Well, since the recent shake up where Pluto was demoted to 'dwarf planet' status and two new 'dwarf planets' were added, a new mnemonic to help kids learn the names of the planets was needed.

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The 11 recognized planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Eris. Ceres, Pluto and Eris are considered dwarf planets.

Maryn Smith, the winner of the National Geographic planetary mnemonic contest, has created a handy way to remember the plants with the phrase: My Very Exciting Magic Carpet Just Sailed Under Nine Palace Elephants.


One variation on the old one was: My Very Educated Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas.

Who says our kids aren't very bright. It's the folks running the school systems that are the dummies IMHO. ^^

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