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Pluto - Wikipedia
11 Jan 2019 at 7:29pm
Pluto (minor planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt, a ring of bodies beyond Neptune.It was the first Kuiper belt object to be discovered. Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 and was originally considered to be the ninth planet from the Sun. After 1992, its status as a planet was questioned following the discovery of several objects of similar size in ...

Dwarf Planet Pluto - Solar System
3 Oct 2018 at 9:18am
Although Pluto was discovered in 1930, limited information on the distant object delayed a realistic understanding of its characteristics. Pluto is the second largest known dwarf planet and tenth largest orbiting the Sun.

Facts About the Planet Pluto ? Fun & Interesting ...
11 Jan 2019 at 6:10pm
Planet Pluto Facts. 1. As of 2006, Pluto is not longer considered a planet, but rather designated as a ?dwarf planet,? meaning that it is a planetary-mass object being neither a planet nor a satellite.

The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite ...
6 Jan 2019 at 7:32am
On the eve of the Pluto flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft I could not help but think of how much has changed for the planet since the probe?s launch over nine years ago in January of 2006.

Pluto: Facts & Information About the Dwarf Planet Pluto
14 Nov 2017 at 10:54am
Since Pluto is so far from Earth, little was known about the dwarf planet's size or surface conditions until 2015, when NASA's New Horizons space probe made a close flyby of Pluto. New Horizons ...

Planet Pluto Texture Maps - planetpixelemporium.com
12 Jan 2019 at 3:07am
pluto texture map . This actually isn't pluto at all. Most of the image information comes from a map of Ganymede (a moon of Jupiter) meticulously constructed by Bjrn Jnsson.I modified his Ganymede map to use as a stand-in for Pluto, because we don't really have a detailed picture of what Pluto looks like ? just some murky variations in the albedo.

Is Pluto a Planet?: A Historical Journey through the Solar ...
9 Jan 2019 at 3:14pm
A Note from the Author: On August 24, 2006, at the 26th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague, by a majority vote of only the 424 members present, the IAU (an organization of over 10,000 members) passed a resolution defining planet in such a way as to exclude Pluto and established a new class of objects in the solar system to be called "dwarf planets," which ...

Pluto Has Been Officially Reclassified As A Planet! - Futurism
31 Mar 2017 at 11:53pm
Today is a historic day?one that will bring joy to the hundreds of millions of Pluto lovers around the globe. The International Astronomical Union (IAU), the body that is responsible for naming ...

Pluto a Planet Again? It May Happen This Year - The Crux
25 Feb 2015 at 12:17pm
The ?Pluto is a planet? clique is basing its opinion on sentimentality, not science. Even as a kid I was confused as to why Pluto was the only ?planet? with a skewed orbit, and one so ...

Has Pluto Been Officially Reclassified as a Planet?
29 Jan 2018 at 4:48pm
Has Pluto Been Officially Reclassified as a Planet? The decade-long debate over Pluto's planetary status has provided fodder for April Fool's Day jokes and fake news.

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