Could Canberra own a planet?

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Sammy Rose

RoundABOUT Contributor

A politician in the US is making headlines for her claims on the solar system.

The Governor of Arizona, Katie Hobbs, has released legislation claiming that Pluto now belongs to Arizona.

The governor signed legislation on Friday designating Pluto as Arizona’s ‘official state planet’.

The legislation claims Pluto was able to be claimed by Arizona, as it’s the only planet discovered in the US.

If it’s a simple mater of releasing legislation, does this mean the ACT could own a planet?

Hit 104.7’s Wilko and Court’s spoke to Dr Brad Tucker, an Astronomer and Cosmologist at Canberra’s Mount Stromlo.

Here’s what he thought about the topic…