Pluto was kicked out(thrown out)

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Are these verbs suitable in this sentence? If not, what can you recommend?

kk236)Pluto was kicked out(thrown out) from the solar system because of its irregular orbit and too small size.
 

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It was not kicked out / thrown out of the solar system. It was simply no longer recognised as a planet.
 

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Kicked out/thrown out are only acceptable here if you are trying to be funny. And from must be replaced by of.
 

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It was not kicked out / thrown out of the solar system. It was simply no longer recognised as a planet.

This is probably the 'expulsion' the writer was talking about, but it's conceivable - I don't say 'possible', as I'm not a cosmologist - that s/he meant because of its irregular orbit it was more likely to be subject to some kind of centrifugal force. But as I say I don't know whether that's possible, and the words are even more poorly chosen. ;-)

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I'm sorry it's my composition, not a native speaker's one. I made this to see if it works. It has more or less Korean nuance.
 

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Re: Pluto

Perhaps you mean to say: “Pluto was removed from the list of planets in the Solar System ….”

Pluto has never been “kicked out” or “thrown out” of the Solar System. Whether it is considered a planet or not, it is still part of the Solar System.
 
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