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Trump Misses with Mars Attack

During the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton said that one of her goals as president would be to “make human exploration of Mars a reality.” Nevertheless, President Donald Trump mistakenly claimed that NASA “wouldn’t even be thinking about” going to Mars if Clinton had been elected.

Pluto Not Reclassified as a Planet

Q: Has the International Astronomical Union reclassified Pluto as a “major planet”? 

A: No. That claim was originally published years ago as an April Fool’s joke.