Pluto

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Atmosphere

Pluto is the only dwarf planet with a known atmosphere, though it is very thing and made of a poisonous gas in which includes,-

-Carbon Monoxide

-Methane

-Nitrogen

Pluto is Made of..

-Between 50-70% made up of rock

-The rest is Ice

It's Pluto Sized

  • Pluto is very small. In fact, it's 30% smaller than Earth's moon.
  • Pluto is 5.8 billion kilometers away from the sun, that's 40 times the amount as Earth is from the sun.
  • Pluto is also only 2,300 kilometers wide.
  • One day on Pluto is 6.5 days on Earth
  • It takes 248 years for Pluto to go around the sun.
  • The temperature is 375 to 400 degrees below 0.

Moons

Pluto has 3 known moons; Charon, Nix, and Hydra.

Pluto's Looks

Pluto is generally known to be blue, due to the thought of it being very cold. But, Pluto in fact is a light brown-y tan color.

Not a Planet

Pluto used to be known as one of our many planets, but a discovery proved that wrong. In 2006, Pluto was announced to no longer be considered a planet. It's now a plutoid, or dwarf planet.

More Facts

The gravity of Pluto is 1/12 the surface of Earth

Example:

{Earth} {Pluto}

100 lbs. 7 lbs.

200 lbs. 14 lbs.

Density ranges from 1.8 to 2.1 grams centimeters cubed

Pluto is 4.2 billion kilometers from Earth

Extra Facts

  • Charon, the largest of Pluto's 3 moons, was discovered in 1978, with a diameter of 1,186 kilometers
  • In January of 2006, NASA released a spacecraft to go to Pluto, and is estimated to get there in 2015