Pluto and Ceres
By: Alex Kharkiv and Jennifer Major
Pluto and Ceres are two dwarf planets because they're too small to be planets. Pluto was once a planet, but a few years ago it was considered a dwarf planet. Ceres is the biggest object in the asteroid belt. Even though Pluto is bigger than Ceres, they are still very similar.
- Once considered a planet, but now it is a dwarf planet.
- Pluto experiences strong winds when its atmosphere is present.
- One of the coldest places in the solar system.
- Hubble shows that Pluto had grown redder over time. (seasonal changes)
- It takes Pluto 248 years to orbit the sun.
- -375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- It is 3,670,050,000 miles from the sun.
- Pluto has 3 moons.
- It sometimes crosses in front of Neptune's orbit, and becomes the 8th object from the sun.
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