Pluto a journey beyond...

What is Pluto? Pluto is a dwarf planet. A dwarf planet travels around, or orbits, the sun just like other planets. But it is much smaller.Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the sun and if you lived on Pluto you would need to wait 248 years to have your first birthday!

Who was the first person to find Pluto? Clyde Tombaugh was the first human to discover Pluto.He was an astronomer from the U.S.A.

What is an astronomer?An astronomer is a scientist who studies stars and other objects in space such as Pluto and other planets.

How big is Pluto?Pluto is 1,187 Km big. It is only half as wide as the united states which makes Pluto quite small as the united states is 9.834 million km squared!

Did you know? Pluto is 3.67 billion miles from the sun making it the coldest dwarf planet. Antarctica is -89.6 degrees Celsius and that is quite cold and Pluto is -240 degrees Celsius. Can you imagine Antarctica being that cold.

Some photos of Pluto are not real and might not show the real view ,as most people can't get close enough to get the real photos.

Some people believe Pluto is a planet although it is really a dwarf planet and was reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet in 2006.

Pluto is one third water, due to the form of water ice which is more than 3 times as much water as in all the Earth’s oceans, the remaining two thirds of Pluto's surface is rock.

Pluto means the Roman God of the Underworld and was named by ll year old Venetia Katharine Douglas Phair, née Burney from Oxford, England.

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Created with images by chrismeller - "Pluto" • European Southern Observatory - "Artist’s impression of the surface of the dwarf planet Makemake" • tonynetone - "Pluto's the farthest one from the sun" • chrismeller - "Pluto" • skeeze - "pluto dwarf planet kuiper belt" • NASA Goddard Photo and Video - "A Close Look At Pluto"

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