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Pluto

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Pluto
Distances:
From Sun (closest): 4 000 000 000 km
From Sun (farthest): 8 000 000 000 km
From Sun: 39.5 AU
Orbit:
An orbit is "once around" to the exact same place again.
Days:
A Day on Pluto is 6.4 Earth-days long.
Discovered by:
Clyde Tombaugh

Was discovered using math. He wanted to know why there were irregularities in the orbit of Uranus so tried to find out using math what would have to cause it.
Gravity:
Pluto has not nearly the same Gravity as Earth. you would only weight 7% as much on Pluto.
Or gravity is 0.07 G
Temperature:
Maximum Temperature: -234 °C




Minimum Temperature: -234 °C
Circumference:
Pluto's circumference is 7 232 km around!
MASS
Pluto is far less massive than the Earth. It is only 0.3% as big as the Earth, or
0.003 Earths
.
Name:
Pluto
Named After
: Hades, Greek God of the underworld.
Orbit (Earth years): 247.9
Atmosphere:
Mostly Nitrogen
Some Methane
Little bit of Carbon Dioxide
Surface:
Craters, big red spot.
Compare the size (not the distance)
Moons:
Rings:
Magnetic Field:
none
none
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How old would you be if you
were a Plutonian?
Probes:
New Horizons
Frozen Nitrogen Surface.
Taken with a 60 cm telescope!
Launched on Jan. 19, 2006, arrived in July of 2015.
How long to get there?
Charon, Nix, Hydra, Styx, Kereberos
http://www.dmuller.net/spaceflight/realtime.php?mission=newhorizons/
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