Pluto Facts

In our Solar System, there is a very small planet named Pluto. It is called as a dwarf planet and we all know these little things about the Pluto. But perhaps your are not aware of many surprising Pluto facts.

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1. We know that Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930. But you be amazed to know that an 11-year-old girl gave Pluto its name.
2. Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.
3. Our moon is bigger than Pluto and 1/4 the diameter of Earth.
4. Pluto, Mickey Mouse’s dog, was named after the planet, not the other way around.
5. Pluto never made a full revolution around the sun while it was still considered a planet.
6. Pluto has ice made out of water and a blue sky.
7. Pluto was discovered by a young research assistant in 1930.
8. Pluto has a heart shape on its surface.
9. Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status not because it was too small, but because it’s not rare in mass of objects that orbit the sun beyond Neptune.
10. On Earth, the only ice is frozen water but on Pluto, nitrogen, methane, carbon monoxide, etc. also freeze solid.

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