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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pluto Facts

     Pluto is a dwarf plnaet. It was once considered as ninth planet from the Sun. But now it was removed from the planet lists. It was discovered by Clyde W.Tombaugh on 18 February 1930. 

Facts about Pluto:
  • Pluto is not a planet but Dwarf Planet
  • Pluto has five moons around it - Styx | Nix | Kerberos | Hydra | Charon
  • Pluto was visited by New Horizons spacecraft on 14 July 2015
  • It one of the moons Charon has ingredients of emergence of life
  • Pluto was named after the God of the underworld
  • Pluto takes 248 years to complete one revolution
  • Sometimes Pluto enters into the path of Neptune
  • Pluto has a mass of 0.00218 times Earth
  • Pluto has surface temperature of 33K
  • Pluto is mainly composed of Nitrogen | Methane | Carbon Monoxide
  • Pluto was rejected as a planet after the discovery of similar size objects in Kuiper belt  
Tags: Pluto Facts | Planetary Facts | Space Facts


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