Pluto mission

pluto misson

Pluto

Pluto was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh on February 18th 1930 Pluto is the second closest dwarft planet to the sun and was at one point classified as the ninth planet

10 Topics

1 Pluto being discovered and the time it was reclassified as a dwarft planet completed under a third of its orbit around the sun


2 Pluto is the second closest dwarft planet to the sun


3 Pluto is the largest dwarft planet for around 10 years it was thought that this was Eris


4 Pluto is the largest dwarft planet but only second most massive with Eris being the most massive


5 Pluto is periodically closer to the sun than Neptune


6 Pluto's diameter is 2,372 km with a 2km margin of error


7 Pluto has 66% of the diameter of earth's moon and 18% of its mass


8 Pluto on the 14th of July 2015 and took a series of images and other measurements


9 The Hubble telescope has discovered a fifth moon in orbit around Pluto


10 When Pluto travels away from the sun the atmosphere then freezes back to its solid state