"On average, Pluto is more than 3.6 billion miles from the sun. It takes Pluto 248 earth years to make a full revolution, and humans have only known about it for 87 years."
One day on Pluto is equivalent to 6 and a half earth days. It is also about 40 times farther than the sun than earth is. All of this goes to prove how far away Pluto is from our star of the solar system, the sun.
NASA created this video by taking more than 100 pictures over the span of 6 weeks. This voyage took 9.5 years and was an adventure more than 3 billion miles away.
Although some thinks there is a deep meaning or reason behind how Pluto got its name but really it was named by an 11 year old girl. On an uneventful morning while her grandfather was reading to her the newspaper article about the new planet that was discovered, Venetia Burney suggested it be called "Pluto". Her grandfather then passed on the idea to his astronomer friend who then passed it on to his colleagues at the Arizona Observatory, and the rest is history.
International Business Times - Juliana RosePignataro http://www.ibtimes.com/what-pluto-8-facts-about-dwarf-planet-discovered-87-years-ago-2493318
The Washington Post - Sarah Kaplan https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/07/15/how-a-precocious-11-year-old-girl-gave-pluto-its-name/?utm_term=.14a965933f83
YouTube - https://youtu.be/xmqDpuDLVYw
NASA - Brian Dunbar https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-is-pluto-k4.html
Pluto - Educational facts and the history of Pluto. http://nineplanets.org/pluto.html