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Zeche Pluto (coal mine) & Planet Pluto (Solar System) - Herne-Wanne, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 51° 31.924 E 007° 08.556
32U E 371168 N 5710630
Quick Description: This coal mine was named after the Greek God Pluton (Roman: Pluto)
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 2/3/2015 7:48:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMNAZ8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
"Discovered in 1930, Pluto was originally considered the ninth planet from the Sun. Its status as a major planet fell into question following further study of it and the outer Solar System over the next 75 years. Starting in 1977 with the discovery of the minor planet Chiron, numerous icy objects similar to Pluto with eccentric orbits were found. The scattered disc object Eris, discovered in 2005, is 27% more massive than Pluto. The understanding that Pluto is only one of several large icy bodies in the outer Solar System prompted the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to formally define "planet" in 2006. This definition excluded Pluto and reclassified it as a member of the new "dwarf planet" category (and specifically as a plutoid). Astronomers who oppose this decision hold that Pluto should have remained classified as a planet, and that other dwarf planets and even moons should be added to the list of planets along with Pluto."
Source: Wikipedia

Zeche Pluto was a coal mine in the city of Herne, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
It started working 1862 and the production ended 1976. There had been up to 4655 workers.

Nowadays this is the home of Hauptstelle für das Grubenrettungswesen (Mine rescue).
This abandoned coal mine is a monument since 2/23/1999
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Celestial Body: Other Planet in the Solar Sytem

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