Pluto

Why don't we care

Pluto's History & Naming

Pluto is the only dwarf planet to once have been considered a major planet.


Pluto's History and Naming

Pluto is now seen as one of the largest known members of the Kuiper Belt, a shadowy disk-like zone beyond the orbit of Neptune populated by a trillion or more comets.


Pluto's History and Naming

Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006, a changewidely thought of as a demotion that has attracted controversy and debate.


Dunk on Pluto

You can duck a ball 150ft in the air


Pluto's Formation & Origins

The leading theory for the formation of Pluto and Charon is that a nascent Pluto was struck with a glancing blow by another Pluto-sized object. Most of the combined matter became Pluto, while the rest spun off to become Charon.


Temperature

Pluto average Temperature is -375


Pluto and the Developing Landscape of Our Solar System

Nearly eighty years ago an astronomer working at the Lowell Observatory in the United States made a discovery that would ultimately initiate a dramatic change in the way we look at our Solar System.


Work sited

work sited

Cain, Fraser. "Why Pluto Is Not a Planet." Why Pluto Is Not a Planet. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2013.

WebsiteLinkTagsEditDelete


Cgpgrey. "Is Pluto a Planet?" YouTube. YouTube, 29 May 2012. Web. 07 Nov. 2013.

WebsiteLinkTagsEditDelete


Choi, Charles Q. "Pluto, the Ninth Planet That Was a Dwarf." Space.com. N.p., 11 July 2012. Web. 07 Nov. 2013.

WebsiteLinkTagsEditDelete


"Pluto and the Developing Landscape of Our Solar System." Pluto and the Developing Landscape of Our Solar System. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2013.

WebsiteLinkTagsEditDelete