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PLUTO: THE DWARF PLANET

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Madison Hatchett

on 6 May 2014

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Transcript of PLUTO: THE DWARF PLANET

BACKGROUND
Pluto is considered “The Dwarf Planet”. Pluto could fit inside Earth a mere 109 times. But because of it's size, it takes 248 Earth years to travel around the sun. It is a dark blue, and grey, with hints of white and brown. Pluto is an ice planet so its surface temperature is -233 degrees Celsius. Yes, Pluto is very...very...very…cold.
PLUTO FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Pluto has 3 main layers. The 1st ice layer, the 2nd ice layer, and the core.
The first layer is thin, but as you go deeper, like with any other planet, it gets harder. (Layers = Mantles)
THE DISCOVERY
Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. Astronomers discovered Pluto when they realized that something unknown (new), was affecting the gravity of both Neptune and Uranus. Tombaugh carefully studied the unknown matter. He soon discovered what is now Pluto.

HOW PLUTO GOT ITS NAME
PLUTO: THE DWARF PLANET
Venetia Burney, an a 11 year old schoolgirl in England, suggested the name after learning about the Greek gods. She liked Hades, but suggested Pluto, the Roman parallel to the Greek god of the underworld.
Apparently Venetia wrote a book on this experience.
WHY A DWARF?
Pluto is the smallest planet in our solar system and is also the farthest from our Sun. It's only called a "dwarf planet because it is a lot smaller than then the other planets in the Sun's orbit. This was discovered in
2006....
VIDEO PROOF
NOTE: A LOT OF THE REVIEW QUESTION
ANSWERS
ARE IN THIS VIDEO SO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION!
THE QUESTIONS...
1) Who discovered Pluto and who named Pluto
a) Donald Raid
b)Venetia Burney
c)Clyde Tombaugh
2) What year was Pluto classified as a "Dwarf Planet"?
a) 2004 b)2006 c)2008
3) What year was Pluto discovered in?
a) 1930 b) 1940 c)1922
4) How many planets are between Pluto and the Sun?
a) 11 b) 8 c)7
5) What is a "Dwarf Planet"?

6) How many Earth years does it take Pluto to go around the Sun?
a)248
b)258
c)268
THE ANSWERS
1) B AN D
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